St Michael & All Angels Church,
Parish Notice Board
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
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
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
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
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.