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New recycling centre is planned for North Warwickshire


Recycling could soon get a whole lot easier in North Warwickshire as Warwickshire County Council works with neighbouring Staffordshire County Council to develop a new recycling centre.

Warwickshire County Council is applying for planning permission to develop a Recycling Centre and Waste Transfer Station at Lower House Farm, Baddesley Ensor, replacing the existing centre at Grendon, and reducing the amount of waste going into landfill by thousands of tonnes.

Cllr Martin Heatley, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “We are aware of the problems at Grendon and for a numbers of years the county council has been looking to replace the Grendon facility which, because of its small size, creates a number of problems.”

Grendon currently has low recycling levels, and problems include the small size of the site, access and the need to use steps to gain access to the containers.

Cllr Heatley added: “The use of steps are a particular concern from a health and safety viewpoint when persons are carrying heavy loads to deposit in the containers, the new site would remove this risk, offering much improved facilities. However, the main problem arises from the queuing of vehicles outside of the site at busy times, which can result in queuing on the A5.”

If given the go-ahead the Recycling Centre could be open in two years time in 2010, and there are also plans to include a transfer station on the site to transfer waste arising in North Warwickshire, Tamworth and parts of Nuneaton to a proposed energy from waste plant in south Staffordshire.

For more information contact Roy Burton on 01926 412593

Notes to editors:
Warwickshire County Council has agreed to purchase the site, subject to planning permission being granted, but Warwickshire and Staffordshire County Councils will jointly finance the development and operation of the facilities. The Recycling Centre will be for the use of both North Warwickshire’s and Tamworth’s residents.

The transfer operation will mean transferring refuse delivered in district council collection vehicles to articulated lorries for onward shipment to the energy from waste plant. This will all take place in a purpose-built building.

The Recycling Centre will handle about 10,000 tonnes of waste a year and the transfer station about 60,000 tonnes per year. About 40,000 tonnes of the transferred waste will arise in Warwickshire.


15 April 2008




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  • In 1905, a Working Men’s Club was established in Wood End.  It was used by miners, farm labourers and clay workers and helped to support the Wood End Silver Band.