Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport
Surrey County Councillor for Bagshot, Windlesham & Chobham
I am writing to let you know that Surrey County Council is launching a consultation about possible changes to community recycling centres (CRCs).
The Council very much regrets having to make these proposals. Whilst they create efficiencies, which take into current account patterns of use, they are at the same time a reduction in service that I know is highly valued by our residents.
Continued cuts to funding, rising costs and increasing demand for key services means that the need to find savings has reached unprecedented levels. This year alone we need to make savings of more than £100m – that’s about 10% of our overall budget.
The following changes are proposed:
For more information, please visit the consultation webpage at www.surreycc.gov.uk/recyclingcentres. The questionnaire will be live from Friday 23 June.
Hard copies will also be available at CRCs and by calling 03456 009 009 or texting 07860 053 456. The consultation closes on Monday 7 August. We are encouraging consultation returns to be made via the above webpage where at all possible for ease of processing.
The consultation responses will be used to inform the final plans which will be agreed by SCC’s cabinet this autumn. Your support in encouraging residents to take part in the consultation is appreciated.
Although I understand why these changes will not be welcomed I do firmly believe that they will allow a comprehensive and efficient CRC service to Surrey’s residents to be maintained while delivering savings to the taxpayer to help protect essential services.
A message from Sam Gyimah MP re Gatwick’s Route 3
I write to you about action being taken to reduce aircraft noise over Route 3.
Last Friday, I had a very positive meeting with representatives from Nutfield Parish Council, Nutfield Conservation Society and Gatwick. We discussed the detrimental impact the noise is having on the quality of life for local residents and possible solutions going forward. It is absolutely vital that the local community across Nutfield sends a clear message that action must be taken to reduce Route 3 aircraft noise.
Therefore, I have launched a petition to support this initiative.
You can sign the petition here http://bit.ly/2kvijiy
The Parish of Godstone lies within the district of Tandridge in the County of Surrey and is made up of the three villages of Godstone, South Godstone and Blindley Heath.
The council aims to preserve and make accessible to others the rural charm of our environment, whilst supporting and developing the different activities that village life has to offer all its residents.
The Council office is located at “The Bounty” on the south side of Godstone Green.
The Communal Skip will be in the area on Sat 25 Nov as follows:
Club Road, The Green, Godstone 7.30am - 10.45am
Opposite Evelyn Gardens, Godstone 12noon - 2.15pm
Sports Association Carpark, South Godstone 7.30am - 10.45am
The next Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 5 June at 7.30pm at St Stephens Church, South Godstone.
|Godstone Parish Council
The Parish Council office is open: Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm. We are closed on Tuesday, Thursday, Weekends and Bank Holidays.