'Let tip sell' move

INVESTIGATIONS are to be launched to look at ways to reverse a decision to stop people buying secondhand goods at

INVESTIGATIONS are to be launched to look at ways to reverse a decision to stop people buying secondhand goods at Portishead and Backwell tips.Councillor Peter Burden, who represents Backwell, put forward a recommendation to members that it come up with proposals to allow the re-use of products taken to civic amenity sites.The move came after North Somerset Council introduced new rules, which said no secondhand items could be purchased from the tips on health and safety grounds.The move caused an outrage among local people, many of whom purchased secondhand items from containers kept on the two sites.Cllr Burden said: "Councillors voted unanimously to instruct an officer to come up with a proposal to reinstating the reuse of products taken to the civic amenity site."This is a step in the right direction."However it annoys me that someone altered a system which was working so well in the first place."The proposals will be reported back to a meeting of North Somerset Council executive later in March.


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