KCC say only 150 homes will be affected by closure of Richborough Recycling Centre, although a petition with 3000 signatures was presented to them by Ramsgate and
It also says'”Do you believe it is reasonable to close the out-of-dated and expensive to operate facility at Richborough, provided services exist within a 20-minute drive-time of your home?” Is that a leading and biased question, or what?
When I moved to Ramsgate, some six years ago and first used the Richbrough Recycling Centre, I was most impressed by its modern, well organized facilities and the ease access from a straight dual carriageway. I thought, at last a County Council with the right approach to recycling. I had previously used recycling centres in various parts of the
and rated Richborough as one of the best
organized I had seen. UK
BUT NO! Kent County Council have not got it right because they are proposing the closure of Richborough Recycling Centre, leaving both Ramsgate and
Sandwich with inferior alternatives. Sandwich residents would have to
travel to Deal and Ramsgate residents have to negotiate the congested back
roads around Westwood Cross to get to the Margate Tip, which is already over
subscribed and congested at regular intervals.
So, if nothing happens to change their minds our “out of touch” Kent County Councillors will close the best tip in East Kent by August this year, I think we should take this “load of rubbish” to the steps of County Hall, Maidstone, it is almost as easy to get there as to Margate tip.