Friday, 20 July 2012

Waste Worries Continue


Last night the Conservatives painted a rose tinted picture of the waste collection service. The Lib Dems know that in fact there are a lot of people out there who are still not happy with it. But yet again the Conservatives rejected a Lib Dem request to rethink the green waste charges.

The Lib Dems also know that there are a lot of community minded people who help their neighbours with their gardens and collect leaves from council owned trees. Cllr Beth Rowland said, “Under the current scheme these people have to pay the full rates for bags and bins. It doesn’t seem right that people should be made to pay for being community minded. But last night the Conservatives refused to consider any concessions for them.

The Lib Dems are listening to local residents and will continue to push for the changes to the Green Waste Scheme that residents are asking for.”

Advisory Note: Earley Adopt A Street Initiative (EASI) litter picking volunteers  are entitled to free bags. Please contact Wokingham Borough Council (email: wokinghamdirect@wokingham.gov.uk tel: 0118 974 600) to request bags; and If you have any problems obtaining the bags please contact us on contactus@earleylibdems.org .