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17 MAR

Investigation closed over tip incident

By timesecholife on in All News, Community News

A local authority has stated that an investigation into an incident at a Moorlands recycling centre has been closed – despite more people coming forward with complaints about the site. Last week, we reported that a Cheadle resident said that he had been “met with abuse and vulgar language” when he visited the town’s recycling centre off New Haden Road recently.

A local authority has stated that an investigation into an incident at a Moorlands recycling centre has been closed – despite more people coming forward with complaints about the site.

Last week, we reported that a Cheadle resident said that he had been “met with abuse and vulgar language” when he visited the town’s recycling centre off New Haden Road recently.

We also reported that Staffordshire County Council, which employs external contractors to run the facility, had said, last week, that they: “have asked the contractor to investigate the matter to see if any action is necessary.”

Since last week, a number of our readers have expressed their views about the recycling centre – some stating similar incidents, while some stating they have not had any issue while using the site.

Here’s whats some of our readers have said about the centre:

Lynn Stevenson said: “I’m a disabled female and walk with sticks. The last time I used the facility two men stood at the top and watched me struggle. Another man who worked there came and helped me. This site does need looking in to because these two not working but getting paid is wrong.”

Christine Stonier said: “I have always found the staff there to be very helpful.”

Cath Whitehurst said: “We were taking a load of rubbish down, and my daughter’s boyfriend came with his trailer. Loaded it up and we were refused entry because the trailer was double axle… service without the smile unfortunately.”

Liz Whitehouse said: “I can honestly say that the blokes at the skip have always been extremely helpful to me, my husband and my disabled dad. When they see my dad on his crutches they can’t do enough for him. We’ve honestly never had an issue there at all. Always polite and helpful.”

Elizabeth Baskeyfield said: “We once hired a van to get an old settee to the tip. My husband was told he couldn’t bring the vehicle in despite his explanation. So he had to park down the road and push the settee in on his own.”

Dan Whiteley said: “One guy moaned at me for dropping a few bits on the floor as I dragged stuff out of my boot. I wouldn’t mind, but I was picking it up anyway.”

Georgina Wood said: “My husband received verbal abuse from one the staff too, they don’t care about complaints against the staff they will carry on verbally abusing disabled people.”

Vivienne Laws said: “Dave has experienced similar and now goes to Uttoxeter where they are really pleasant and helpful.”

Zaneta Jackson said: “We have to take our rubbish to Leek tip from work as it is next door. They always seem helpful there.”

Kay Jones said: “We go to the Leek tip and it’s same there, about four men standing with cups of tea doing naff all. Don’t help anybody with anything, stand there shouting if you put something in the wrong cage.”

Kayleigh Tweedy said: “I have to say they are the most miserable men I’ve ever come across. Apart from one man there who is always very helpful and pleasant. The rest are ignorant sods.”

Clare Plant said: “I agree with comments but there is one guy there who is always walking around helping people, brushing up, checking the skips, need to be careful not to tar all staff with the same brush.”

Andrew Mackenzie said: “Full of jobs worths that place.”

Emma Car said: “We use this centre regularly. The staff are always courteous and helpful. After my father died, mum had to get used to using the centre and the staff are always great with her.”

Steve Pickford said:Can’t say I’m surprised. They are about as helpful as a chocolate teapot.”

Gail Hibell said: “Have visited the site often and mostly with the same attitude. On one occasion the workers watched my husband maul a fridge freezer out of his boot and put it where it should go only to be told he needs to move it to another area. And on other occasions they just watch as my husband again mauls with ton bags of garden waste.”

The Times & Echo has contacted Staffordshire County Council for any update to the contractor’s investigation into the initial incident, to which councillor Simon Tagg, Cabinet Member for Environment, Infrastructure and Climate Change at Staffordshire County Council said: “The incident has been investigated by our contractor and the case has now been closed.”

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