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Waste tops Chorlton agenda

OLD RUBBISH will figure prominently for new County Surveyors Society president Edward Chorlton who has pledged to help get the 'first nationally co-ordinated waste awareness campaign' off the ground.

The CSS-driven National Waste Awareness Campaign has won the co-operation of the Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions, the Environment Agency, the Local Government Association and private sector waste organisations.

Chorlton, who took office this week, said the media campaign to be launched on 2 November would be the first national waste awareness campaign. 'We need to spread the message of waste minimisation, reduction and reuse, ' he said. 'Only 4% to 8% of household waste is reused at the moment.'

Chorlton also wants to encourage higher investment in highway maintenance and bypasses.

'Transport funding through local transport plans increased 20% this year and is due to increase 40% next year to £1.1bn.

But this will only brings us back to the level of funding we had 10 years ago.'

Chorlton urged local authorities to include bypass schemes in their Local Transport Plan bids to DETR next month.

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