Household Waste Recycling Centre Consultation 2024

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Purpose of this consultation 

Cheshire East Council approved its medium-term financial strategy (MTFS) for 2024 to 2028 at a meeting of Full Council in February 2024.

The MTFS for 2024 to 2028 put forward proposals showing how the council could balance its budget for the next 4 years - something which all councils must do. The MTFS approved in February 2024 was an extremely challenging one, given the impact of the cost of living crisis and inflation on council finances.

The MTFS for 2024 to 2028 included proposal 96: "Review of Household Waste Recycling Centres". The council is now conducting this consultation as part of this review – This review is solely concerned with what long-term Household Waste Recycling Centre provision in Cheshire East should look like.

The MTFS for 2024 to 2028 also included proposal 72: “Emergency reduction of Household Waste Recycling Centres to four core sites at Alsager, Crewe, Knutsford and Macclesfield”. This emergency reduction in sites is a temporary measure to provide savings that ensured the MTFS for 2024 to 2028 was balanced, and is being conducted completely separately to the review of Household Waste Recycling Centres, which this consultation relates to.

Final decisions on the outcome of this review will be made by the Environment and Communities Committee later this year, in light of feedback received as part of this consultation.

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Listening to consultation feedback

No final decisions have yet been made on the future of the service, and final proposals for the service may evolve based on consultation feedback. This has often the case with council consultations, including for example:

The Library Service Consultation 2023 - Initial proposals to close libraries on Saturdays, close libraries during evenings, and remove the mobile library service were reversed based on consultation feedback. Furthermore 31 hours of proposed mid-week closures were also reversed based on consultation feedback.

The Maintenance of Green Spaces Consultation 2023 – Initial proposals for the maintenance schedule of green spaces were revised based on consultation feedback. In general, there was a shift towards sites being maintained to a higher standard either through a revised typology classification and/or a higher amenity level due to the feedback received.

The Strategic Leisure Review 2024 - Initial proposals to close 4 leisure centres in Cheshire East were reversed, with alternative service delivery models put in place and service savings found elsewhere, the development of which was based heavily on consultation feedback.

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Giving your feedback

You can give your feedback on this consultation by:

  • Completing this online survey (click "Next page" below to see the first question)
  • Completing a paper version of this survey which are available at all local libraries, or which can be obtained by contacting us
  • Emailing the Research and Consultation Team
  • Calling Customer Services on 0300 123 55 00, who will send us your feedback on your behalf
This consultation will close on 16 June 2024.
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