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West Hill gives resounding ‘No’ to communal bins

January 6, 2009

bin-bagsI have just got back from the public meeting organised by the West Hill Residents’ Association at Castledown Primary School on the subject of the proposed communal bins.

I have to say I was astounded at the turnout on such a cold night.  It was massive.

The most important piece of news to report is that due to action from the West Hill Residents’ Association and the Castle Ward Forum, the consultation deadline has been extended again until 19 January.  So if you have not yet submitted your views, please do so before then!

It was interesting to listen to the arguments that residents were making against the proposals, and to note that the arguments are the same across the different consultation areas.

One resident spoke out about the Labour Government’s plans to allow Councils not to collect people’s rubbish if they don’t abide by the set rules, and she has subsequently sent me this article:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/2307778/Right-of-households-to-rubbish-bin-collection-by-councils-to-be-abolished.html

There is virtually no support for communal bins whatsoever.

Hastings Borough Council must go back to the drawing board, or admit that its consultation is a sham.

[What are your views on the consultation process?  Please use the form below to send in your comments]

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