If the trial follows the pattern of other coastal locations around the UK there will be an option for the parties to negotiate the roll out of a longer term scheme that will have a major environmental impact on litter and waste around the Harbour side.
The project was originally developed by the Town Council’s regeneration group Brixham Future whose spokesman, Nigel Makin, says that the trial period signals the effect that multi-agency co-operation can have in the town going forward.
“Ever since Torbay’s Executive lead Mark King came to a Brixham Future meeting last autumn, which was closely followed by the Town Council’s decision to back the plan there has been some considerable momentum to enable us to reach this point. Holding the trial period at the height of our summer season will return the best possible information that will enable the two council’s to consider the longer term benefit of retaining the Belly Bins”, says Nigel.
“The introduction of Belly Bins in many locations all over the country has already been hugely successful and there is no reason to imagine that the result will be any different here, and the Brixham community and its many visitors will be the beneficiaries”, he added.
Speaking for the Town Council, Ian Carr, Chair of the Planning and Regeneration Committee, commented that the introduction of Solar Powered Belly Bins will provide visible proof that Brixham Future are now developing practical ideas that will bring benefits to the community that we can all share in and appreciate.
“A lot of co-operative hard work behind the scenes over the last year is now starting to deliver measurable results for Brixham”, he said.
“It should also be stated that we are very appreciative about the positive way in which Torbay Council have approached this issue and we hope that this heralds closer co-operation between our councils. Just because we exist inside an ongoing cuts culture does not have to hold us back from making some tangible strides forward”.Follow