Mulch ado about council cutting the brown bin collections ... in autumn!
I HAVE telephoned the council today to ask if all our councillors live in flats!
It's just typical, at the time of year we are all going to use our brown recycling bins the most, our council cut the collections to one per month.
I have asked some of my neighbours to ring and complain to the council if they agree with me how ridiculous this is.
What the council don't seem to understand is mid October to the end of November is when all the leaves fall – it's called autumn! So what a good time to cut the collections (not). I was told they sold the leaf waste. Maybe they have too much money and don't want the leaves.
On Sunday we took the dog for a walk to People's Park, we walked back past the Wheatsheaf pub, two houses opposite both had cleared their front gardens and driveways, pushing all the leaves onto the footpaths for people to fall over and the road for cars to run over, or for the road sweepers to sweep if and when, or if ever.
Some of the leaves end up in the drains which block the drains which cost money to clear or cause flooding.
I have spoken to several people who all say the same thing, if your bin's full, push the leaves into the road, let the sweepers sort the problem, all because our councillors think they are saving money by cutting out two collections in November.
This is why our councillors' must live in flats!
David Carroll, details supplied.
Councillor Peter Wheatley, portfolio holder for regeneration and environment, said: "Over the past four to five years, we have seen a big decline in the amount of garden waste collected during the months of September, October and November.
"Furthermore, on average there is half the garden waste collected in November from that at its peak in the summer months.
"It therefore makes financial sense to reduce the resources needed and only collect garden waste on a monthly basis."