So that a public debate can be avoided

I HAVE just read in the Midweek that the council are about to decide whether we are to have the wheelie bin curse forced on us.

I HAVE just read in the Midweek that the council are about to decide whether we are to have the wheelie bin curse forced on us.

That meeting is to be held on October 13.

It's typical of this council to wait until the last moment to let the public know so that a public debate can be avoided.

No mention of it in the council's own 'Life' magazine, full of self-congratulation but short on information, nor the council website.


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I urge the public to contact the council by whatever means to voice their opinion on this matter as there are only three options being put before the council namely: Continue with the current excellent system with additional waste food boxes; Have two wheelies, food box and other boxes; Have three wheelies plus a food box.

I understand there will be a bit of flexibility in that some properties will be able to avoid the curse such as terraces.

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The affect on communities will be that most of us will only be able to store these monstrosities in the front garden or in the garage (taxed as an extra facility specifically for cars).

The overall view of many residential areas in the town will be of a modern day slum.

Further more, instead of the collectors being in and out of our street in 10 minutes we will have, on collection days, the noise and obstruction of the road by several lorries for, in all probability, two or three hours.

I hate to imagine the chaos caused in the narrower streets like ours, near a school, and in the area of Locking Castle where the roads have been deliberately built as 'single track'.

For whose benefit is this? It is certainly not to the benefit of the residents.

The astronomical cost of bins alone should be a big hint to this council who are keen to make cuts in most departments. No doubt the cost will land on us, the council taxpayers.

DAVID TOMBS

Wayside, Weston

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