Issue details

Update to emergency decision for Ross on Wye HRC opening with booking system

Previous decision was an emergency decision taken with regard to Part 3 Section 7 para 3.7.9 of the constitution on 3 June 2020 by the Director of Economy and Place and can be viewed here:

This decision is to supersede the previous emergency decision and is taken as a decision to maintain the booking system at Ross on Wye Household Recycling Centre.

The booking system has been very effective since its introduction at Ross in June 2020. It has managed the traffic going to the site, reducing congestion on the public road outside and reducing the number of people on the site ensuring that safe operation of the site can be maintained throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

The introduction of a booking system has also provided the benefits of:
• Providing residents with more certainty over their access into the site so they can plan their journey;
• Help to reduce the incident of fly-tipping close to the sites which is possibly a consequence of people not wanting to wait to dispose of their waste; and
• Prevented the use of the site by non-Herefordshire residents resulting in priority being given to those who pay for the service

The introduction of a booking system has worked well and has been received positively by residents with feedback including ‘The appointment system seems to work really well - we arrived at our appointed time and were able to drive straight in’ and ‘brilliant with the booking system in place’

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/03/2021

Decision due: 25 March 2021 by Assistant Director for Regulatory, Environment and Waste Services

Contact: Marc Willimont, Acting Assistant Director for Regulatory, Environment and Waste Services Email: Tel: 01432261986.