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Move your cars for the bin wagon, Gloucester residents told

By citizenmike  |  Posted: January 24, 2014

Environment boss Saj Patel: Lorries need access to narrow streets

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Hundreds of Gloucester residents living on narrow streets have received letters from the city council asking them to move their cars so that waste collection lorries can get down their streets.

Councillor Saj Patel, cabinet member for environment, said: “Residents have been complying with the request. Some cars had been damaged previously.”

Councillor Susan Witts (LD, Elmbridge) said some residents in her ward had complained about the unsigned letters.

But Mr Patel said although they were unsigned they were on official council paper and that residents in his area, in Matson Place, had also been asked to relocate their cars to allow the wagons down the street.

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  • Kay_Powell  |  January 27 2014, 12:24AM

    RoadWombat, you appear to be tarring everyone in the same street with the same brush.

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  • Snappy_Happer  |  January 25 2014, 4:59PM

    The council evidently couldn't afford to keep employing the people who knew how to do their jobs...

  • RoadWombat  |  January 25 2014, 3:43PM

    Not peer pressure no, because I wasn't a selfish scumbag last time I looked. But pressure, yes, many many times.

  • Kay_Powell  |  January 25 2014, 3:15PM

    RoadWombat, how naive are you? Have you ever tried putting 'peer pressure' on selfish scumbags?

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  • RoadWombat  |  January 24 2014, 10:58PM

    Kay - Yes, exactly. And then those residents would put peer-pressure on those who do block up the street and the problem would be solved.

  • honslknjklyt  |  January 24 2014, 10:19PM

    Sometimes people have to co-operate to get what they want but too often we see, my way or no way. Shift your cars, lazy self-centred lot.

  • Kay_Powell  |  January 24 2014, 6:07PM

    Totally agree, GlosAnarchy. Matson place has absolutely no lawful parking, because the only way to drive along it if there is a parked car is to use the pavement; and yet it is parked up all the time and nothing is ever done about it. RoadWombat, that idea would punish everyone alike, including those who had not parked illegally or didn't even have a car.

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  • RoadWombat  |  January 24 2014, 5:23PM

    They'd probably die and then that would be anyone else's fault but theirs. They knew the parking situation when they bought the house. The alternative, Saj, is simply not to collect the rubbish. When rats the size of cats are dancing a two-step in the street they might get the message.

  • GlosAnarchy  |  January 24 2014, 2:50PM

    What would happen if there was a fire or an ambulance was required?

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