Coleford and Middlezoy tips due to close to save money

Two of Somerset's tips are to be shut and five others will see their opening hours extended to make savings for the county council.

The Coleford and Middlezoy tips will close from 1 April, the Somerset Waste Partnership's governing board has decided.

Centres at Bridgwater, Frome, Minehead, Taunton and Yeovil will open every day from 08:00 to 16:00 GMT.

The changes will not affect the county's other nine tips.

A spokesman for the waste partnership said there are no current plans to close more sites, create other tips, raise entry fees or extend charges for non-household materials.

The sites due to close account for less than 2% of all visits to tips, the waste partnership said.

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