Football legend Ian Holloway opens new waste plant in Warmley

Former Bristol Rovers player and manager Ian Holloway was in Warmley today to open a new hazardous waste transfer station.

Ollie, who is currently manager of Crystal Palace, who have just won promotion to the Premier League, opened Shield Environmental Services’ new station near its headquarters on the Caxton Business Park.

A Shield spokesman said: “The station provides an asbestos disposal service for local residents and businesses, which will then be transported on safely to suitably licensed disposal sites.

“Shield Environmental Services recognised the need to provide a local waste transfer facility, where safe disposal could occur.

“The lack of suitable facilities for disposal, close to the area, has led to the serious issue of illegal fly tipping, which presents health and environmental dangers to the community.”

Ian Holloway grew up in Cadbury Heath and went to Sir Bernard Lovell School at Oldland Common. He comes back to the area regularly to visit family.