Release date: 13 November 2019
Residents are being asked for their views on the future of the Mobile Waste Service in Selsey and the Witterings.
Currently a service runs on alternative Thursdays in each area. However, due to unprecedented financial pressures and reductions in government funding, West Sussex County Council is considering stopping the service. Similar services elsewhere in the county were all withdrawn in 2016 for similar reasons.
Before any decisions are made, residents are being asked how much they use the service and whether they would be prepared to pay an extra £5-7 per year through their town or parish council tax to keep it running.
They are invited to take part in a consultation to share their views. This is running from Thursday 14 November to Friday 13 December 2019.
Steve Read, Acting Executive Director for Place Services, said: “The current financial pressures on the council mean difficult decisions are having to be made about which services we can continue to fund.
“But before anything is decided on the future of this service, we want to give residents the chance to share their views. This includes the option of contributing a small amount each year to ensure the service can stay running.”
Paper copies of the consultation are also available in Selsey and East Wittering Libraries as well as in the Selsey Town Council office.
Fill in the consultation online.