THIS WEEK IN 1975: Closure storm after Havant incinerator

Havant's �1.25m incinerator, which was facing the risk of being shut down in 1975, in favour of reaching 1976-77 authority budget targets
Havant's �1.25m incinerator, which was facing the risk of being shut down in 1975, in favour of reaching 1976-77 authority budget targets
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Havant’s £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.’