Birmingham news Tip row rumbles on as Dudley residents told they cannot use Sandwell facility PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Dudley Council had hoped to sign a deal for use of the Shidas Lane tip in Oldbury after walking away from a long-standing agreement with City of Wolverhampton Council
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Dudley residents have been told they are not allowed to use Sandwell's recycling centre in an ongoing row over tips in the Black Country. Dudley Council had hoped to sign a deal for use of the Shidas Lane tip in Oldbury after walking away from a long-standing agreement with City of Wolverhampton Council. The only tip Dudley residents can currently use is one in Stourbridge. The Labour-run city council had attempted to renegotiate a £200,000-a-year deal for use of its facility in Anchor Lane, Bilston, by asking Conservative-run Dudley Council to pay around £133,000 a year more. Dudley Council had previously paid £200,000 towards the upkeep of the site, which costs more than £1 million a year to run - but after it was established that its residents accounted for at least 32 per cent of visitors to the site, it was asked to raise its contribution to £333,000. Get Black Country breaking news email updates Be the first to know about the biggest stories as they break. Sign up for breaking news email alerts from us. It has a selection of our most popular articles, reporting on life in and around the area and keeping you up to date on everything from the latest on coronavirus to all you need to know about crime, education and traffic and travel. It is delivered free of charge direct to your email inbox seven days a week, giving you all the news you need from across the region at your fingertips. How do I sign up? First just click on this link to our newsletter sign-up centre.
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The council refused to pay the increased fee and said it was left with "no alternative but to end the agreement" as of April 1. Opening hours at the Stourbridge tip were increased to allow an extra 1,000 cars into the site per week and Sandwell Council was approached to see if it would allow residents use of its facility. But those hopes were dashed when the council announced it would not be letting those from outside the borough use the site.
A Sandwell Council spokesman said: “We’re unable to open up our facilities for use by people from outside the borough. “We only have one recycling centre in Sandwell, and we need to ensure that it is available for Sandwell residents to use.” Dudley Council has been approached for comment.
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