Lib Dem councillors hand in BROWN BIN tax petition

At the latest meeting of Full Council at the Town Hall, Liberal Democrat City Councillors handed in a petition opposing the Conservative controlled council’s decision to charge local residents to have their brown bin collected. Commenting, Cllr Darren Fower said: “It’s just ridiculous! Its another Tory scheme that’s failed, and now they want you to pay for their mistakes. Their ability to deal with waste has meant that processing Garden Waste has not been properly dealt with and now this extra charge, on top of your council tax bill, could see more people simply placing their garden waste into their black bins. “This will mean that it will be disposed[…]

Stop ‘the brown bin tax’ – say local LIB DEMS!

Lib Dem campaigners had members of the public running up to their stall in Cathedral Square on Saturday 1st March, as their petition to “Save our *free* Brown Bins” proved very popular. Even Peterborough residents without gardens who don’t use the brown bins, and those who could afford to pay the annual charge the Tory-led administration want to impose, still really want the Council to keep Free Brown Bins for everyone – they want to maximize composting of garden waste and to invest in our environment. Perversely, Peterborough City Council wants to save money on Brown bin collections in their Budget for 2014/15, but these so-called savings could disappear if the effect is that people put their compostable waste into their free Black bin instead – creating[…]

Tory Council backtracks “slightly” over Brown Bins collection plans!

Following residential concerns after the Tory controlled City Council announced that the garden waste collection service had “..been suspended for the longest ever time of more than three months…” – Peterborough Liberal Democrat City Councillors have now been informed that the Tory Cabinet Member for Culture, Recreation and Waste Management has backtracked ……….. slightly! According to the update from the Tories at the Town Hall, they NOW claim that there has been a “…..particularly late leaf fall this year…” and that as residents have “…raised [their] concerns..” and that they do “….not want to have full brown bins sitting outside their homes into the New Year…” so a decision has been made that means the brown[…]