Consultation on Household Waste Recycling Centre provision
Cheshire East Council has a full consultation of the borough’s household waste and recycling centres currently open and they are keen to hear from as many interested parties as possible.
Please click here to access the consultation portal http://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/HWRCConsultation.
Supporting documents for the consultation are available here www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/waste_and_recycling . All responses must be received by 10th January 2017.
Background statement from Cheshire East
“To continue providing quality services to residents the Council needs to manage significant reductions in government funding and rising costs from increasing demand for services, particularly in social care. These challenges mirror national issues facing local authorities in England.
The Household Waste Recycling Centre Service is expected, like most other Cheshire East Council services, to provide options that could reduce overall expenditure whilst maintaining a service that meets the needs of our residents. The way the service might make these savings is what this consultation is about.
Overall, Cheshire East Council is expecting to see cash reductions of almost £100 million for the 3-year period 2017 to 2020, compared with the 2016/17 budget. The Council is currently conducting a Pre-Budget Consultation on how these financial challenges can be met – you can find more details here : www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/budget. The Pre-Budget Consultation proposes a mixture of raising additional income from local taxation and reducing net expenditure on services. Council Tax increases of up to 3.99% (2% of which relates to increasing Adult Social Care costs) are included in the proposals, and this could provide £45.1 million of income, leaving a further £49 million of savings required from service efficiencies.”