Luke Hall MP leads calls to secure Thornbury Composting’s future.
Local MP Luke Hall joined volunteers at the Thornbury Composting site last Friday for an insight into how the site and its 14 strong group of volunteers process, sort and recycle local green waste in the area.
After a short tour of the site by volunteer chairman John Wilson-smith who demonstrated the process from dropped off green waste to compost, the Local MP and volunteers sat down to enjoy a short tea break to discuss ways in which the valued site can continue to provide the service to local people in the coming year.
The composting site is funded up until April 2016 meaning further funding must be sought for the site to continue.
Luke Hall MP has joined the local volunteers in calling upon the Council to ensure the site can be funded in the longer term to secure the heavily used and valued community asset by making the case on behalf of the volunteers in a letter addressed to both Council Leader Matthew Riddle and Cllr Heather Goddard, Chair of the Communities Committee which will hear the case next Wednesday the 20th.
Local MP Luke Hall said;
“The work that John and volunteers do down at the composting site is a great example of a real community based project that I know is valued by many in the surrounding area. There is not only a sound financial case for the council to consider but also a strong environmental case too. The site is run by 14 volunteers that really enjoy what they do whilst the council saves money on waste that would otherwise likely have to be transported to Swindon to be recycled. I really hope that the Council will back John, the team and the community by providing the lead funding that will allow composting to continue in Thornbury.”
The letter to both Cllr Goddard and Riddle is attached below.