Councillor starts petition to re-open Colne recycling centre

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The new Liberal Democrat county councillor for Pendle Central division – Dorothy Lord – has called for the household waste recycling centre in Regent Street, Colne, to be reopened.

County Coun. Lord said the six Liberal Democrats now held the balance of power on the county council.

And she would be seeking to use the position to get a better deal for this end of the county and in particular for people in Pendle – starting with reopening the closed recycling centre on the Colne-Nelson boundary.

She is also launching a new petition in support of reopening the popular and well-used centre.

County Coun. Lord is circulating the petition throughout her county council division and putting it into shops and other premises in Colne.

The centre was closed by the previous Conservative administration at County Hall in spite of several massive campaigns, and in spite of being the best used household recycling centre in Lancashire.

People are now told to take their refuse to centres in Burnley or Barnoldswick.

County Coun. Lord said: “This was a big campaign issue at the elections.

“Both the Liberals and the Labour Party called for it to be reopened and between us we now have a majority on the county council.

“If we don’t make the effort now it will never happen – I call on everyone in Colne and Nelson to join together now to make this happen.”