Councillor: Witchford's £5m recycling centre is 'so good you could holiday there'

PUBLISHED: 11:09 01 June 2012

An aerial view of the Witchford recycling centre.

An aerial view of the Witchford recycling centre.

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SPRAWLED across the green fields of Witchford, this is the £5million recycling centre which one councillor claimed was "so good you could holiday there".

East Cambridgeshire District Councillor Bill Hunt, who chaired the recycling centre liaison committee, now admits this may have been an exaggeration.

But he insists the centre, built on the Grovemere Business Park, in Lancaster Way, is “certainly the best in Cambridgeshire”.

He said: “I am very proud to have been chairman of the liaison committee which I believe has been a really good example of the county working with the local parish council, the Grovemere Business Park and the operators of the new facility for the benefit of all.

“By doing things with the local people, the result is much better than doing things ‘to’ the area.”

It is thought that the centre, which has a roof that recycles rain water, will be able to recycle more than 12,000 tonnes of material every year.

Mr Hunt said the committee would continue to function until May 2013 to “iron out any bugs that crop up” but the public response had so far been “very appreciative”.

He said: “When the facility was opened, I said it was so nice people would wish to spend their holidays there.

“This may have been an exaggeration but we will still be forging ahead. Cambridgeshire will be open for business.”

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