Little Stoke civic amenity site to close for repairs

Little Stoke Sort-It! Centre

The Sort It! civic amenity site in Station Road, Little Stoke [map] is to close for eight days later this month, to enable essential maintenance and repairs to be carried out.

A press release from South Gloucestershire Council states that “a number of cracks and weaknesses have been identified in the floor of the site and need to be fixed urgently.”

The site, run by SITA on behalf of the Council, will close on Monday 17th November and is due to re-open on Tuesday 25th November.

During the closure residents can use the other South Gloucestershire Sort It! sites, which will be open as usual. These are in Yate, Mangotsfield and Thornbury.

The Council’s Waste Strategy, approved in May 2008, calls for the Little Stoke Sort It! site to be replaced, in order for it to “provide an appropriate service to the local population.”

The strategy document goes on to state that “the search for a suitable site continues and may not be completed until the Council’s Green Belt policy has been reviewed.”

Health and safety concerns at the site led to the installation of a vehicle height-restriction barrier in October 2006, in order to reduce the amount of traffic using the facility. A trailer ban is also in place.

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