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Councillor Calls for Waste Amnesty Funding

Stantonbury Councillor Alex Walker has called on Milton Keynes Council to support Parishes to deliver waste amnesty schemes across the borough.

He highlighted Stantonbury Parish Council which has launched its waste amnesty scheme in Bradville, providing skips for residents to dispose of their bulky waste. They are the first Parish Council to get such a scheme off the ground. The scheme has received an overwhelmingly positive response from residents.

Fly-tipping has plagued Milton Keynes over the past year. Rates have gone through the roof with nearly 500 reports on average every month.

Conservative Councillors have accused Milton Keynes Council of being slow to react and making the situation worse with policies such as the tip booking system.

At a meeting of Full Council, Cllr Alex Walker praised Stantonbury for leading the way and asked the Labour Cabinet to provide funding to Parishes so that more waste amnesties could take place.

After the meeting Cllr Alex Walker said:

“I’m pleased to have secured a commitment from the Cabinet that they will look at providing support to get these schemes off the ground.

“I’m proud of Stantonbury Parish for leading the way and showing how a waste amnesty can be done successfully. I know other areas which suffer with fly-tipping hot spots are looking at introducing the same scheme.

“This together with removing the tip booking system and increasing enforcement would really drag fly-tipping rates down.”


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