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Letters: Communal Bins

Published by on Friday, 6 March 2009No Comment

Following a wholly inadequate public/domestic notification programme by Brighton Council, the city’s hitherto weekly collection of properly bagged domestic waste was terminated on 31.01.09.  My address in Montpelier Crescent received no prior notification at all and, judging by the fact that the 3 large garden cupboards used for storing rubbish bags prior to weekly collection were crammed full 3 weeks later, it would appear that the majority of the 7 flats in upper floors of the house were also in a state of ignorance – so much so that 3 very large black bags which could not be squeezed into the cupboards are now decorating the front garden.  What is the Council going to do about this situation?

My wife and I are in our eighties, my wife is seriously disabled and I am certainly unable to carry large bags to the new containers parked at the south end of Vernon Terrace; as it is we have to pack domestic waste in relatively small bags which I can carry that distance – provided of course that I can survive the hazardous double crossing of Vernon Terrace on which car speeds grossly exceed the 30 mph limit (which should be illegal above 20 mph in the inner city). I notified the Council of this very unsatisfactory situation by telephone (suffering the usual 10-15min. hold up before a person could be found to answer) 3 weeks ago and was assured that some action would be taken to clear the matter up.  We are still waiting.

Louis Adair Roche, via email

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