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Bins: Rubbish Politics

by | 16th, July 2007

FROM the Anorak Forums :

Fortnightly rubbish collections are unsuitable for many areas and there is no proof they increase recycling, a committee of British MPs has said.

The Communities and Local Government Select Committee also called for better research into the public health implications of leaving rubbish in the street for up to 14 days.

Today’s intervention follows a storm of protest over “alternate week collections” which see recyclables collected one week and other waste the next.

Well, that’s good. It should not have taken a committee to get to the conclusion but…why stop there?

The same Select Committee also be should also be examining:

1. The huge salary increases awarded year on year to Council Chief Executives and Chief Officers while manual workers are held to percentage guidlines set by a Central Government directive.

2. Expenses claimed by Councillors, and the non-published Council-staff expenses claims, which rival some of the more outrageous claims made by Westminister MPs (another area for examination).

3. The disgraceful slippage of support care provided by Social Services departments, and almost every other personal support service grudgingly provided by Local Authorities.

One classic example of Local Authority overspending is a new Combined A&E Hospital, Community (Village) Hospital, Health and Community Care Centre recently opened. The local doctors and community nurses all moved to the centre, with

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