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Tories pledge to replace Little Stoke Sort It centre

Posted on Friday 8th March 2019 at 9:47 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of Conservative councillors standing at the entrance to Little Stoke Sort It Centre.

With local elections just months away, Conservative campaigners are promising to find a site for a brand new recycling centre that would be able to provide a better service to a larger number of residents and deal with an expanded range of materials.

The proposal to find an alternative, within the Bristol North Fringe, to the existing site in Little Stoke is set to be a “key pledge” for the Conservative Group’s campaign ahead of the elections on 2nd May, along with a promise to further improve recycling standards.

South Gloucestershire Council is currently searching for potential alternative sites within easy reach of residents living in communities such as Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford and Patchway – a site which would complement the existing recycling facilities in Thornbury, Yate and Mangotsfield.

Cllr Sarah Pomfret who represents Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge, said:

“We are keen to see a new Sort It centre built in our area, one that is larger than the current site in Little Stoke that is less restrictive so it can handle more people and more types of waste.”

“Conservatives in South Gloucestershire understand the importance of encouraging residents for being environmentally sensitive and have worked hard in recent years to provide top quality value-for-money services that ensure it is as simple for them to do as possible. As a result, we are on track to be achieving a 60 percent recycling target by the end of this year and want to better this even further.”

Photo: Conservative campaigners outside Little Stoke Sort It centre.

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