Residents struggling to book appointments for Hampshire tips - here is why

ONLINE bookings to take recycling down to Hampshire tips have been tricky to get hold of for many residents.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 6:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 6:36 pm
Queues built up at tips across Hampshire when they reopened. Picture: Sarah Standing (110520-1858)

With coronavirus safety measures in place at recycling centres across the country, Hampshire County Council introduced an online booking system to reduce queues.

But for almost every tip in the county there are currently no slots available for the rest of this month.

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Deputy council leader, Cllr Rob Humby, said: ‘The system allows for more than 30,000 bookings each week, and residents are able to book one slot per week, up to 48 hours in advance, and while demand has been high, it is good to see that the lengthy and disruptive traffic queues are no longer a problem.

‘The website bookings show which slots are available to book in the next 48 hour period, and, as dates ahead of 48 hours cannot be booked, these show as unavailable at that time as well.

‘We are currently investigating if the different status shown on the booking page can be made clearer.’

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