The mobile waste service operating in Selsey and the Witterings is, reluctantly, under consideration for closure as means to enable West Sussex County Council to make savings. This is the last mobile (household) waste service to be operated by the County Council, as all others were withdrawn following consultation in October 2016. The County Council is now considering withdrawing this service no later than 30th September 2020, unless alternative funding arrangements can be secured.
We are exploring the option of the cost of the service being met through the Town or Parish precept (this is the portion of your Council tax that is set locally by your Town or Parish Council to support very local services).
If all Town and Parish Councils in the mobile service catchment area (see map below and attached FAQs) are prepared to support this proposal, then the additional cost in Council Tax would be around £5-£7 per household per year.
The consultation has two objectives:
- To establish whether residents in the mobile waste service catchment area would be prepared to pay an additional £5 – 7 per household per year through their Town or Parish Council tax in preference to withdrawing the existing service.
- To obtain more information on who uses this service, how often and for what purpose.
Selsey Town Council and the Parish Councils in the catchment area have not yet committed to doing this proposal, so the County Council has been working with them to develop this consultation to see if there is any local support for the proposal. The consultation results will help them to decide whether or not to fund the mobile waste service in order to maintain the service at the local level in the future.
If you would like help completing this survey, or need alternative formats, then please email: Waste.ServicesContracts@westsussex.gov.uk or call 01243 642106.
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