The Town Civic Amenity Site (Town Dump)
The site is currently situated on land owned by the Town Council and leased to Worcester County Council who in turn let it to Severn Waste who run the facility.
The Town Council (or rather the Council Tax payers) have to pay full business rates on the site, estimated at more than £300, but only receive £1 a year in rent from Worcester County Council.
The site which attract scores of complaints each year, mainly due to the difficult access and steep stairs, was due to be replaced years ago. When Severn Trent took over Worcestershire's waste contract they had to put aside a considerable sum of money to find a new site and create a modern facility.
Although lip service has been given to this over the years, no real attempt has been made to move the project forward.
Hopefully this will now happen in 2012, and a modern facility can be created, which will allow easier and safer access and allow for much more recycling. Most of the materials "dumped" in the skip at the moment such as wood, metal, bricks, concrete etc go to landfill whereas they could be recycled.
Once the facility has been moved, the resulting space can be turned back into parking spaces.