Proposals for re-use centre at Hambrook

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A re-use centre could be created at Hambrook where the former mobile rubbish tip was based.

Most of Chichester district’s mobile household waste and recycling sites were axed by West Sussex County Council at the start of October as part of cost-cutting measures.

But David Barling, WSCC’s cabinet member for residents’ services, explained on Friday (October 21) he was looking at the possibility of a ‘new type of facility in West Sussex’ at the Hambrook site, which is one of those that was closed earlier this month.

He told county councillors that the idea had worked in other parts of the country, and added: “We will see if it stacks up financially and if it’s viable build some sort of structure were residents could place items that are not to be thrown away but used by somebody else. I tried it recently with a fish tank.”

But he continued: “There is no suggestion and there has never been a suggestion of any form that this site would reopen as any other type of waste facility.”

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