excuses from local councillor as rubbish collections
2010 By Peter Chapman
On Tuesday I was asked
to appear on the BBC Radio Sussex breakfast
show to talk about the lack of bin collections
in Burgess Hill.
Readers of the BHU
Blog will know that our recycling bin hasn't
been emptied since December 8th and the refuse
since Decmeber 15. The point I raised with Neil
Pringle on BBC Sussex was how during the 8 working
days between each bout of snow, the bin men
should have collected the rubbish for those
that were missed out when collections were made
impossibe due to the snow.
I did a good job of slating the council and
one councillor in particular who was scandalously
praising the bin men in the Mid Sussex Times.
Later in the show, that very councillor made
an appearance, armed with excuses. Here is that
call from District Councillor Pru Moore.
So in the words of Pru Moore, those that didn't
have their bins emptied were just unlucky!
It was funny to hear her talking about how
the lorries can't make their way down the
snow filled roads, totally avoiding the issue
about the unlogical collection schedule when
there were 8 working days with no snow. Pru
claimed that only 10% of homes went without
their bins being emptied. It's easy to pluck
a figure from out of nowhere and expect people
to believe you just becaue you are a councillor.
I suspect that number was much nearer 25%.
Damage limitation by Mrs Moore, the mouthpiece
for MSDC these days it seems. She was the
councillor claiming that the car parks in
Mid Sussex had all been treated with white grit
before the first downpour of snow before Christmas.
That's the same car parks that were filled
with snow for almost a week before the council
bothered to clear it.
Mid Sussex District Council = Shambles.
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