Thu, 02 Jul 2020
NORTH Hampshire residents will lose their access to the tip on Newtown Road after Hampshire County Council decided to cut their subsidies to West Berkshire Council.
In a meeting this afternoon (Thursday), Hampshire county councillor Rob Humby accepted recommendations to terminate the annual £175,000 payment from HCC to WBC which allowed 5,000 Hampshire households to use the Newbury and Padworth tips.
This means that from August 1, North Hampshire residents face a potential 20-mile round trip to their nearest Hampshire Household Waste Recycling Centre in Basingstoke or Andover.
For all the details and reaction, see next week’s Newbury Weekly News.