There is need for Hailsham’stip after all- and it could get a facelift

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Hailsham tip has been saved after East Sussex County Council earmarked it for closure to try and save millions of pounds.

The Household Waste and Recycling Centre in Station Road could also be given a facelift to improve recycling rates.

The decision to keep the tip was made after a review found there was a need for the tip as the town’s population is set to increase with new housing developments.

The council is now looking at closing sites in Seaford, Forest Row and Wadhurst.

It has launched a public consultation into the plan which runs until December 11.

A spokesman for the county council said: “Hailsham has been ruled out of further consideration for closure given the concentrated rise in population around this HWRS and the limited opening hours available at Eastbourne HWRS.

“This site has an extremely poor recycling rate due to limited space and number of containers. It is recommended options to improve the site are explored.”