THIS WEEK IN 1975: Closure storm after Havant incinerator
Havant's Â£1.25m incinerator, pictured, was at the heart of closure talks after staff had been linked with a newly-built Portsmouth facility, following discussions at the County Public Protection Committee.
The action was part of the committee’s drive to achieve a contingency budget with zero growth in 1976-77.
‘The level of saving required from the roll-forward budget is £144,000,’ said a report from officers.
JR Lane, deputy council surveyor, said that to arrive at the large sum necessary, major items on the budget had to be considered.
He added: ‘In this respect the closure of the Havant incinerator and redeployment of staff to operate the new Portsmouth incinerator represents the only possible solution capable of being proposed.’