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Letter from PCC re Government consultation to reduce fly-tipping

Letter from PCC re Government consultation to reduce fly-tipping

Dear colleagues,
Re: New plans to stop households paying for DIY waste to reduce fly-tipping – have your say
I am writing to inform you of the latest Government plans to reduce fly tipping and to urge you to complete the consultation on banning charging of household building waste materials at council tips, in a bid to prevent fly-tipping.
The Government is consulting on plans to change the rules that currently allow some Local Authorities to charge for DIY waste from households. Under the proposals, households would not be charged to get rid of waste including plasterboards, bricks and bath units.
This is a new move to tackle fly-tipping which is a crime, blights communities, poses a risk to public health and the environment, and costs up to £392 million a year.
The consultation can be completed online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/household-waste-recycling-centres-diy-waste-disposal-charges-and-booking-systems
I support this change in government position. The cost of fly-tipping clear-ups to private landowners and councils is a huge amount of money and the issue is increasing every year. These are criminal acts. By removing the barriers to lawful free disposals at council waste centres, the criminality will be reduced. This is a sound move.
Yours sincerely
Donna Jones Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire & Isle of Wight

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Woodgreen Annual Parish Meeting

Woodgreen Annual Parish Meeting

The Woodgreen Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Wednesday April 27th at 7.30pm on the village hall and all are welcome to attend.

The meeting will begin with a talk by Nick Tomalin of the RSPB entitled The RSPB in the New Forest. This will be followed by reports from Councillor Edward Heron, PCSO Steve May and various local organisations. The full agenda can be seen on the “Agendas and Minutes” page of the website.

Refreshments will be available.

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WOODGREEN MODEL STEAM RALLY & MODEL EXHIBITION

WOODGREEN MODEL STEAM RALLY & MODEL EXHIBITION

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April 2022

Charlie and Lynda Warne welcome you back for our 16th year.

Come and join us at Woodgreen Village Hall SP6 2AJ for a weekend of family fun! Plenty of traction engines and model railway exhibitions on display. We have Two half size steam engines. Crafts in the church. Refreshments available, wide range of home-made cakes and tasty treats for sale. All proceeds raised will go towards SPIRES SMILES (Cleft lip and palate) and ALZHEIMERS SOCIETY.

Opening Times:   Saturday 10am to 5pm                   Sunday 10am to 4pm PRICES: Adult £3.00 Child £1.50 Family £7.00

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New Forest District Council plans to help residents reduce their waste and recycle more

New Forest District Council plans to help residents reduce their waste and recycle more.

Changes to how household waste is collected in the New Forest will be decided this summer, subject to anticipated government legislation. 

If approved at a council meeting in July, New Forest District Council’s (NFDC) waste strategy would see the introduction of wheelie bins as a key part of reducing how much waste is thrown away and increasing how much is recycled.    

The proposals would mean, from 2024, households will be able to recycle food waste, a wider range of plastics, and have more frequent glass collections.