Only responded to questions

IN the Q & A article of August 14, Nigel Ashton again maintains the subject of fortnightly rubbish collections has only been raised by opposition councillors. Conservative

IN the Q & A article of August 14, Nigel Ashton again maintains the subject of fortnightly rubbish collections has only been raised by opposition councillors.Conservative councillors Ashton and Kellaway-Marriott have accused me of this in the past but there is no truth in it. Fortnightly collections were raised last October in a report written by council officers and approved by Conservative Executive Councillor Carl Francis-Pester. This report was picked up by the Mercury in their article 'It Stinks' which also quoted a 'senior councillor' on the subject. This councillor was not me and could have been a Conservative. A later report from a cross party working group was also picked up by the Mercury, but this simply quoted practices, including fortnightly collections, from the councils with the best recycling records across the country. At no time have opposition councillors introduced the subject of fortnightly rubbish collections. I myself have only responded to questions and false accusations, as I am doing here.COUNCILLOR DEBORAH YAMANAKA - North Somerset Council Liberal Democrat Group Leader


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