MP and councillors pledge to tackle traffic problems outside recycling centre in Calverton

 MP and councillors pledge to tackle traffic problems outside recycling centre in Calverton

PICTURED: (l to r) Village activist Jane Walker, Cllr Boyd Elliott, Cllr Phil Rostance with Sherwood MP Mark Spencer (IMAGE: Facebook)

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An MP and councillors have vowed to tackle growing traffic problems outside a recycling centre in Calverton.

Vehicles are often backed up along Hollinwood Lane as people wait for access to Calverton Recycling Centre – causing anger amongst residents.

The queues have become a growing concern since the tip was reopened several weeks ago after being closed during lockdown.

Following complaints by residents, local MP Mark Spencer and councillors Boyd Elliott and Phil Rostance have been summoned by village activist Jane Walker to tackle the problem.

Mr Spencer, who is MP for Sherwood, said: “I’ve been out in Calverton to discuss some issues we’ve been having with the recycling centre in the village.

“We’ve had a number of constituents get in touch about the size of the queue and how it’s affecting local residents.

Calverton Recycling Centre
PICTURED: Queues outside the recycling centre in Calverton (Linda Watson/Facebook)

“Jane and Boyd looking to see what measures can be put in place to try and make sure that local residents aren’t negatively affected, all whilst making sure we try and keep the centre open and running safely and smoothly.”

Boyd Elliot said a number of issues were affecting residents and these needed to be resolved.

He said: “We are looking at the anti-social issues when cars are queuing with the idling vehicles and loud music.

“We’ve also got access issues to North Green, where residents have to go on the other side of the road, so what we’re going to be looking at is these issues plus keeping the recycling centre open.”

Councillor Phil Rostance, vice-chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s communities and place committee, said: “The county council has been working with Veolia, who manage the site, to put processes in place to get more cars off the highway and into the recycling centre at any one time.

“But we need residents’ help to only use the recycling centres when absolutely necessary. Please try and use your bins at home as we try and get over the spike.”


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