Cheshire East household waste recycling centres
A full consultation review of the borough’s household waste and recycling centres is currently open
The consultation can be viewed on the consultation portal.
All responses must be received by 10 January 2017.
Cheshire East Council, alongside Councils country-wide, is facing a significant financial challenge due to a reduction in funding from HM Government. These cuts in funding are compounded by rising inflation and increased demand on services due to an increasing, and aging, population.
Overall, the Council is expecting to see cash reductions of almost £100 million for the 3 year period 2017 to 2020, as compared with the current baseline budget for 2016/17. The Council is currently conducting a Budget Consultation on how these financial challenges will be met.
The Budget Consultation proposal is that a Council Tax increase up to 3.99% (2% of which relates to increasing Adult Social Care costs, with 1.99% being the increase in Council Tax that will support the increase in revenue) will account for £45.1 million of the required savings, leaving a further £49 million of savings required from service efficiencies.
The Household Waste Recycling Centre Service is expected, like most other Cheshire East Council services, to contribute towards these savings. The way the Service might make these savings is what this consultation is about.
The alternative to the Household Waste Recycling Centre Service contributing towards the overall savings is that other services would have to make extra savings on top of ones they already may need to make.