North Devon recycling depot needs a name

A new recycling depot is taking shape on the outskirts of Barnstaple. North Devon Council is converting the old meat processing plant at Brynsworthy into its new Works and Recycling headquarters. This is primarily for its refuse and recycling teams, toil

A new recycling depot is taking shape on the outskirts of Barnstaple.

North Devon Council is converting the old meat processing plant at Brynsworthy into its new Works and Recycling headquarters.

This is primarily for its refuse and recycling teams, toilet and street cleaners and graffiti removal teams.

The 11-acre site will also include office space, a vehicle maintenance workshop and an education viewing area, to allow schools and other organisations to see how the recycling plant works.

As yet though, the new site has no name and the council is asking for suggestions of names that will reflect the operations of the centre, which also incorporates environmentally-friendly functions such as a system to harvest rain water and solar panels.

Councillor Rodney Cann said: "Our Works and Recycling Service is currently working in very cramped conditions in Seven Brethren and so this new site will offer more space for them, as well as allow us to develop and improve our waste and recycling facilities.

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"When it comes to the name of the place, we want it to capture its green credentials, as well as the functions of the centre. Therefore I am eager to hear the public's suggestions."

Some of the names we have already received include:

*Brynsworthy Environment Centre

*Brynsworthy Operations Centre

*Brynslea

*Green Acres

So whether you like any of these or have some ideas yourself, please get in contact by emailing communications@northdevon.gov.uk no later than Friday, October 30.

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