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Will Labour restore weekly rubbish collections?

01 February, 2018

• IT was interesting to see the letter by the Labour candidates for Frognal & Fitzjohns ward (We want to see council contracts brought in-house, January 25).

They demanded that the “…public sector should now be the default provider of public services”.

The candidates went on to pledge that if they win they will “do everything… to ensure public services provided by the council are brought in-house wherever sensible and possible”.

Will the Labour candidates live up to this promise by campaigning to cancel the new contract for rubbish collection signed by the council’s Labour administration?

This contract slashed rubbish collections down to once a fortnight in most of the north of the borough, breaking a manifesto promise made in 2014 to maintain weekly collections.

We’ve heard time and time again from residents who want to see recycling rates increase but are horrified by the problems resulting from fortnightly collections. They tell us that fly-tipping and littering, as well as rodents and vermin, are all on the rise.

We hear concerns that fortnightly collections are particularly difficult for those houses converted into flats, where many families need to share the same bins.

If this commitment is more than just grand-standing, we look forward to working with Frognal & Fitzjohns Labour to reverse this damaging new outsourcing contract and restore weekly collections.

HENRY NEWMAN
ANDREW PARKINSON
GIO SPINELLA
SIOBHAN BAILLIE
Frognal & Fitzjohns Conservatives

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