From Torridge Council:
Officers and Councillors from Torridge District Council will once again be attending the Holsworthy & Stratton Agricultural Show to meet with the public, with a focus on Recycling and reducing household waste. Last summer the Council implemented major changes to our waste and recycling collections, including the introduction of separate weekly food waste collections which is now used to generate electricity. These changes have enabled us to increase our recycling rate from 41% to 51% but we are always looking at ways to improve and our customers will be able to come along and find out more about what materials can be recycled, plus how to compost more effectively, and how to generally help to improve our environment by reducing our domestic waste.
This year we will once again have an officer from the Council’s Planning Team on hand to answer general queries and give advice relating to developments and the planning application process. We also have officers from our Corporate Team who want to hear people’s views on other Council Services and to discuss ways you think we can improve.
Councillor Chris Leather – Lead Member for Waste and Recycling said: “The Council continues to welcome views from our residents and visitors, and this is an opportunity for people to come along and discuss things with representatives from the Council. People will be able to find out more about what materials they can recycle and what happens to the materials they put out for collection. But the show isn’t just about recycling. This is an opportunity for our customers to get answers to other queries they might have and once again we have a representative from the Planning Service to answer your planning questions. Please feel free to drop in and have your say”