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Bonkers Blog October 2015

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14 October (Part 2) - Bins trashed

News Shopper“I wonder if the Bexley is Bonkers chap is following this farce” comments Gema on the News Shopper’s website. Click image for their ‘trash’ report.

Well of course he has but it would become boring to mention it every day.

I think this may be a comprehensive list of bin related blogs since I first predicted the charge 15 months ago.

Prediction that charge would be introduced - 22nd July 2014
New Waste Management Strategy - 24th October 2014 (Waste processing costs)
Bin charging policy announced - 16th January 2015 (Consultation comes later)
Cost of new bins - 26th January 2015
Bin tax debated in council - 19th February 2015
Tory councillors defend Bin Tax - 10th March 2015
First reference to public disquiet - 16th March 2015
Press Release - 1st June 2015
Bexley council lies about cost of new bins - 24th June 2015
Bin Road Shows - 1st July 2015
Leaflet distribution - 9th July 2015
Bins oversubscribed. It's a fib - 5th August 2015
Bins on Streetlife - 4th September 2015
Bin goes missing - 5th September 2015
Complaints via social media - 7th September 2015
Resident complaints. Council excuses - 9th September 2015
Bin delivery - 11th September 2015
Bins on Streetlife again - 12th September 2015
Bins unhappiness - 14th September 2015
Bin leaflet for gardeners - 19th September 2015
Bin correspondence - 19th September 2015
Bexley committed to good waste practice! - 22nd September 2015
Bins left all over the borough - 29th September 2015
More bin problems - 2nd October 2015
Multiple bin deliveries - 3rd October 2015
Broken kitchen caddies - 9th October 2015
How the service could have been delivered at little cost - 11th October 2015

That’s quite enough I would have thought.

BinI know of no missed collections in my road, unless you count the old brown bins which have been laying around for a fortnight next Friday.

However I know I have been very fortunate, at last night’s Cabinet meeting I heard several stories about orders for new bins being placed during Week 1 (June) which weren’t delivered until this week and only after several phone calls and emails.

The whole system seems to have collapsed into chaos, even the communal bins are being neglected and councillor Craske who is responsible for the fiasco has felt obliged to write to the press again.

Maybe the weight of a full 240 litre bin explains the back ache I have had for a week.


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