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Published by on Friday, 13 February 2009No Comment

When we were first consulted about the communal bins, the residents of Clifton Road sent in a petition against them. All but 2 residents were firmly against having these bins in our Road.

Clifton Road is part of the Montpelier and Clifton Conservation area , where many of the houses are grade two listed. All the houses in this road have front gardens or a designated bin storage area, so consequently there is no need here for these bins. The same situation exists in Victoria Road.

So why, when we all said we did not want the bins, and there is no benefit for the residents of our area, are we now forced into having them? As well as being an eyesore in this conservation area, the new bins have numerous other drawbacks. Firstly, the new cheaper version of the bin (without the pedal), is clumsy and difficult to operate. Indeed, for people who are not tall enough it is difficult to reach the handle. For the elderly and those less strong it proves hard to open. Holding the lid whilst simultaneously throwing in a full rubbish bag is a difficult task for some residents. Because of these design faults, the bins and frequently left open. I can only imagine what smell this will cause in the summer. Furthermore, the bins take up valuable space in an area where parking spaces are few and far between. I hope that the obvious faults with this scheme and the overwhelming bad feeling about it, will convince you to end it.

Jakki Joyce
Clifton Road

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