The following email has been received from Essex County Council

"Dear Town and Parish Council Colleagues,


I would like to update you on some important changes due to take place at recycling centres later this year.


Our Cabinet Member has signed a Cabinet Member Action which will put in place a number of changes to recycling centre operations. The decision is subject to scrutiny following a call-in period, so I will write again at a later date to confirm that it has passed.


These changes form the first step on our journey to fundamentally improve and reform the recycling centre service for Essex residents. As with all changes though, there may be a few service users who will feel disadvantaged or who will require some further information about the changes.


If you are working with any residents who have queries or concerns about these changes, please direct them to the website where they should be able to receive all the answers they need.


We are currently working with designers to produce some posters and leaflets for local councils to use on noticeboards in your area; I will send these out once we have had the final details confirmed.


In the meantime please see attached a press release outlining the changes that are due to come into force at the end of October 2016. I would appreciate it if you could add this information into any newsletters you produce for residents.


These are important and exciting changes; thanks in advance for your support in making them happen.


Kind regards


Carla Johnson



Carla Johnson

Senior Communications Officer (Place)
03330131891 / 07827 976332"