Patronising

So North Somerset Council in its absolute wisdom is going to stop the workers at the tip from selling unwanted goods. Have any of these councillors

So North Somerset Council in its absolute wisdom is going to stop the workers at the tip from selling unwanted goods. Have any of these councillors ever lived on benefits? I'm sure the answer is NO, otherwise they would not be so patronising as to assume that the public would not be happy buying these goods.Having a disabled husband we both live on benefits, recently we moved house to be on flat ground and nearer to all amenities with all the usual expense that this entails.Having only a small kitchen in my previous home, I was thrilled to bits to buy a matching kitchen table and folding chairs which fit inside the table when not in use, that I can use in my new kitchen. Total cost £4. The same table and chairs in Argos £99. Yes, it has got a couple of scratches, but it's solid wood, ideal for what I want and most important of all we could afford it. This is value for money, it also saves unwanted rubbish going into landfill, and so helps the planet, and I bet the people who no longer wanted them will be very pleased to know someone else found a use for them.I say leave well alone, let the people who cannot afford to buy new, buy second-hand at a price that they can afford. I for one would much rather buy from the tip and take a chance on the goods bought, you don't expect perfection. The only way you survive on benefits is not to have any debt at all, and the only way to achieve this sometimes is to buy secondhand. I also think that in these days of trying to educate people on global warming and recycling, North Somerset should not pay lip service to these issues but start actually doing what it preaches. Dot Baker -Via e-mail


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