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Basingstoke recycling banks destroyed in "mindless" fire

Picture credits: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Two recycling banks at Stratton Park in Basingstoke are being removed after being destroyed by a fire.

A councillor for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has said it's "extremely disappointing" and has called the incident "mindless".

It's after a fire occurred at the council owned site in Park Lane in the early hours of Friday 26 June.

The incident has been reported to the police and the council say further work is taking place to determine whether the paper and cardboard banks at the site can be replaced.

Cabinet Member for the Environment and Enforcement Cllr Hayley Eachus said:

“It is extremely disappointing these recycling banks have been destroyed by a fire.

"This is mindless vandalism to facilities used by others to benefit the environment.

"These banks cost several thousands of pounds and are not easily replaced.

"We will do what we can to provide a temporary solution for this site and would like to remind residents paper and flattened cardboard can be put in your green bin for collection at kerbside.” 

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