Another fine mess for Basildon

Southend Standard: Another fine mess for Basildon Another fine mess for Basildon

PEOPLE in Basildon say they’ve been dumped on enough after it emerged Essex County Council was considering building a new supertip in Pitsea.

Leaked emails from County Hall show it has considered closing down every recycling centre it operates in south Essex and opening a new main tip in Pitsea instead.

The recycling centre for household waste would be the second major rubbish depot to open in the borough, with an £800million waste plant being built in Courtauld Road, Basildon.

But campaigners across Basildon say it is a tip too far and say shutting local centres will only lead to more flytipping.

John Dornan, councillor responsible for environment at Basildon Council, said: “We’ve got enough rubbish being dumped in Basildon, we don’t want any more. We will fight to protect the borough.

“Of course we do create our own waste because we’re one of the biggest authorities in Essex. It’s right that we’ve got to have some sort of facility, but I think Courtauld Road is enough.

"If people have to drive 15 miles just to get to their local tip, there is going to be rubbish flying everywhere.

Essex County Council has got to come up with a strategy which suits everyone, not just the bigwigs at County Hall.”

The waste plant at Courtauld Road is designed to deal with 400,000 tonnes of black bag rubbish each year, but there are also plans to build a second facility on the site to handle 65,000 tonnes of food and garden waste a year.

Heard Environmental is also building a new waste recycling depot on land south of Terminus Drive, Pitsea, which is expected to handle 49,000 tonnes of waste a year.

An application to create an anaerobic waste digester at Marsh Farm, off the A13, in Vange, has also been submitted.

Rob Hill, of Davenants, Pitsea, has been campaigning against waste sites in the area for year, and said the latest plans were “crazy”.

He added: “Basildon and Pitsea always gets lumbered with these things, they’re not going to put it in Billericay or Stock where all the posh people live.

“People are not going to travel miles from their house to get rid of waste, they’re just going to dump it. It’s reducing out ability to recycle, and that’s something we are also told to do.

The more facilities we have available to us, the better we’re going to be at it.”

According to the leaked emails, Essex County Council is considering closing 12 of its 21 tips across the county in order to open three new ones in Pitsea, Maldon and Chigwell.

A spokesman for the county council said the proposals had been discussed but that there were currently no plans to close any recycling centres.

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11:24am Wed 7 May 14

TheWizzard says...

http://companycheck.
co.uk/director/90688
4504/BASILDON-BOROUG
H-COUNCIL
http://companycheck. co.uk/director/90688 4504/BASILDON-BOROUG H-COUNCIL TheWizzard
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11:59am Wed 7 May 14

Howard Cháse says...

Can't have another waste processing plant on Courtald Road between the Incineration Plant being built and the Water Treatment Works. Might lower the tone of the neighbourhood....
Can't have another waste processing plant on Courtald Road between the Incineration Plant being built and the Water Treatment Works. Might lower the tone of the neighbourhood.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: -1

6:42pm Wed 7 May 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

TheWizzard wrote:
http://companycheck. co.uk/director/90688 4504/BASILDON-BOROUG H-COUNCIL
Why do people put links that never work
( but I'm on a iPhone 5 ) copy n paste might be a fault. On this site links never work💩
[quote][p][bold]TheWizzard[/bold] wrote: http://companycheck. co.uk/director/90688 4504/BASILDON-BOROUG H-COUNCIL[/p][/quote]Why do people put links that never work ( but I'm on a iPhone 5 ) copy n paste might be a fault. On this site links never work💩 Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 0

6:51pm Wed 7 May 14

Nebs says...

Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.
Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal. Nebs
  • Score: 6

7:01pm Wed 7 May 14

ThisYear says...

Nebs wrote:
Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.
"Why don't the council"

Why dont you ask them..?
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.[/p][/quote]"Why don't the council" Why dont you ask them..? ThisYear
  • Score: -4

7:41pm Wed 7 May 14

Nebs says...

ThisYear wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.
"Why don't the council"

Why dont you ask them..?
There are hundreds of posts on the website. The fact that you have decided to reply to this particular post tells me everything I need to know.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.[/p][/quote]"Why don't the council" Why dont you ask them..?[/p][/quote]There are hundreds of posts on the website. The fact that you have decided to reply to this particular post tells me everything I need to know. Nebs
  • Score: 6

7:53pm Wed 7 May 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Nebs wrote:
Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.
You can buy a wreak of a caravan for a bulls eye
Cheaper than a skip? And its not illegal as quoted by chief plod
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.[/p][/quote]You can buy a wreak of a caravan for a bulls eye Cheaper than a skip? And its not illegal as quoted by chief plod Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: 1

8:52pm Wed 7 May 14

jonmadge says...

TheWizzard wrote:
http://companycheck.

co.uk/director/90688

4504/BASILDON-BOROUG

H-COUNCIL
You dont want an anaerobic digestion plant the smell from them is awful
http://www.expressan
dstar.com/news/2013/
08/15/cannock-tip-wi
ll-not-close-over-sm
ells-officials-insis
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[quote][p][bold]TheWizzard[/bold] wrote: http://companycheck. co.uk/director/90688 4504/BASILDON-BOROUG H-COUNCIL[/p][/quote]You dont want an anaerobic digestion plant the smell from them is awful http://www.expressan dstar.com/news/2013/ 08/15/cannock-tip-wi ll-not-close-over-sm ells-officials-insis t/ jonmadge
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9:56pm Wed 7 May 14

ThisYear says...

Nebs wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.
"Why don't the council"

Why dont you ask them..?
There are hundreds of posts on the website. The fact that you have decided to reply to this particular post tells me everything I need to know.
But not enough for you to answer the question..want to give it a try?
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.[/p][/quote]"Why don't the council" Why dont you ask them..?[/p][/quote]There are hundreds of posts on the website. The fact that you have decided to reply to this particular post tells me everything I need to know.[/p][/quote]But not enough for you to answer the question..want to give it a try? ThisYear
  • Score: -7

12:01am Thu 8 May 14

Nebs says...

ThisYear wrote:
Nebs wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.
"Why don't the council"

Why dont you ask them..?
There are hundreds of posts on the website. The fact that you have decided to reply to this particular post tells me everything I need to know.
But not enough for you to answer the question..want to give it a try?
Not really. All you do is ask pointless questions. You have answered my question before I even asked it, simply be replying. Well done, thanks.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.[/p][/quote]"Why don't the council" Why dont you ask them..?[/p][/quote]There are hundreds of posts on the website. The fact that you have decided to reply to this particular post tells me everything I need to know.[/p][/quote]But not enough for you to answer the question..want to give it a try?[/p][/quote]Not really. All you do is ask pointless questions. You have answered my question before I even asked it, simply be replying. Well done, thanks. Nebs
  • Score: 7

12:19am Thu 8 May 14

costa-del-blowfly says...

Nebs wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Nebs wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.
"Why don't the council"

Why dont you ask them..?
There are hundreds of posts on the website. The fact that you have decided to reply to this particular post tells me everything I need to know.
But not enough for you to answer the question..want to give it a try?
Not really. All you do is ask pointless questions. You have answered my question before I even asked it, simply be replying. Well done, thanks.
Excellent.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.[/p][/quote]"Why don't the council" Why dont you ask them..?[/p][/quote]There are hundreds of posts on the website. The fact that you have decided to reply to this particular post tells me everything I need to know.[/p][/quote]But not enough for you to answer the question..want to give it a try?[/p][/quote]Not really. All you do is ask pointless questions. You have answered my question before I even asked it, simply be replying. Well done, thanks.[/p][/quote]Excellent. costa-del-blowfly
  • Score: 6

5:48pm Thu 8 May 14

Devils Advocate says...

Surely enough is enough. Time people stopped reading the Sun and got back to electing some new blood into our council who actually listen to the ordinary everyday people of Basildon and surrounding areas who are not the well off, just people doing their best to be part of what was once a great democracy, after being a country of Serfdom. Why do we need trampling on at every opportunity?
Surely enough is enough. Time people stopped reading the Sun and got back to electing some new blood into our council who actually listen to the ordinary everyday people of Basildon and surrounding areas who are not the well off, just people doing their best to be part of what was once a great democracy, after being a country of Serfdom. Why do we need trampling on at every opportunity? Devils Advocate
  • Score: 3

9:11pm Thu 8 May 14

ThisYear says...

Nebs wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Nebs wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.
"Why don't the council"

Why dont you ask them..?
There are hundreds of posts on the website. The fact that you have decided to reply to this particular post tells me everything I need to know.
But not enough for you to answer the question..want to give it a try?
Not really. All you do is ask pointless questions. You have answered my question before I even asked it, simply be replying. Well done, thanks.
You feel asking you why you didn't ask the council a question that they would be better able to answer, than posters on here, and you feel that is a pointless question?

Why?

The rest of your post is nonsensical!
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.[/p][/quote]"Why don't the council" Why dont you ask them..?[/p][/quote]There are hundreds of posts on the website. The fact that you have decided to reply to this particular post tells me everything I need to know.[/p][/quote]But not enough for you to answer the question..want to give it a try?[/p][/quote]Not really. All you do is ask pointless questions. You have answered my question before I even asked it, simply be replying. Well done, thanks.[/p][/quote]You feel asking you why you didn't ask the council a question that they would be better able to answer, than posters on here, and you feel that is a pointless question? Why? The rest of your post is nonsensical! ThisYear
  • Score: 0

9:14pm Thu 8 May 14

ThisYear says...

costa-del-blowfly wrote:
Nebs wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Nebs wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.
"Why don't the council"

Why dont you ask them..?
There are hundreds of posts on the website. The fact that you have decided to reply to this particular post tells me everything I need to know.
But not enough for you to answer the question..want to give it a try?
Not really. All you do is ask pointless questions. You have answered my question before I even asked it, simply be replying. Well done, thanks.
Excellent.
Oh dear...Have you made a tent of your fingers after you posted this inane comment?

Perhaps you can explain what was meant by the last part of the chappy's post..
[quote][p][bold]costa-del-blowfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.[/p][/quote]"Why don't the council" Why dont you ask them..?[/p][/quote]There are hundreds of posts on the website. The fact that you have decided to reply to this particular post tells me everything I need to know.[/p][/quote]But not enough for you to answer the question..want to give it a try?[/p][/quote]Not really. All you do is ask pointless questions. You have answered my question before I even asked it, simply be replying. Well done, thanks.[/p][/quote]Excellent.[/p][/quote]Oh dear...Have you made a tent of your fingers after you posted this inane comment? Perhaps you can explain what was meant by the last part of the chappy's post.. ThisYear
  • Score: 0

12:18am Fri 9 May 14

Nebs says...

ThisYear wrote:
Nebs wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Nebs wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.
"Why don't the council"

Why dont you ask them..?
There are hundreds of posts on the website. The fact that you have decided to reply to this particular post tells me everything I need to know.
But not enough for you to answer the question..want to give it a try?
Not really. All you do is ask pointless questions. You have answered my question before I even asked it, simply be replying. Well done, thanks.
You feel asking you why you didn't ask the council a question that they would be better able to answer, than posters on here, and you feel that is a pointless question?

Why?

The rest of your post is nonsensical!
Now you are trying your standard ploy of changing the subject. Thanks for your input, but I am happy with the original statement and your intervention. The other poster who commented does not share your inability to make sense of the situation.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Why don't the council just park up a load of old caravans along the main roads, let people dump their rubbish in them, then set fire to them every Friday night. Apparently it's not illegal.[/p][/quote]"Why don't the council" Why dont you ask them..?[/p][/quote]There are hundreds of posts on the website. The fact that you have decided to reply to this particular post tells me everything I need to know.[/p][/quote]But not enough for you to answer the question..want to give it a try?[/p][/quote]Not really. All you do is ask pointless questions. You have answered my question before I even asked it, simply be replying. Well done, thanks.[/p][/quote]You feel asking you why you didn't ask the council a question that they would be better able to answer, than posters on here, and you feel that is a pointless question? Why? The rest of your post is nonsensical![/p][/quote]Now you are trying your standard ploy of changing the subject. Thanks for your input, but I am happy with the original statement and your intervention. The other poster who commented does not share your inability to make sense of the situation. Nebs
  • Score: 0

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