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We won't buy new new rubbish bins, Gloucester City Council environment chief Saj Patel warns

By citizenmike  |  Posted: January 24, 2014

Environment guru Saj Patel: No new bins

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NEW bins will not be provided for a litter strewn Kingsholm street because of cut backs at the council.

Environment cabinet member councillor Saj Patel said that Gloucester City Council will not buy any new bins for Alvin Street but residents could be given a bin that isn’t used as much from elsewhere.

Councillor Sebastian Field (LD, Kingsholm and Wotton) said: “Alvin Street residents have been taking action into their own hands by going out litter picking.

“You could say they are the perfect models for the Big Society but really what they need is some new bins for their street.”

Council bosses are now looking into relocating underused bins from elsewhere.

Buying new bins for any streets in the city was ruled out by Mr Patel at a meeting of councillors on Thursday night.

It comes as the council braces itself for up to £3.8million of cuts in its budget set to be approved next month.

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  • RoadWombat  |  January 24 2014, 10:46PM

    Perhaps if they hadn't wasted £46,000 a couple of years ago on two "Business Improvement Officers" they might be able to afford some more bins. See the shameful non-job advertisements here: http://tinyurl.com/pm7n5qx

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  • Kay_Powell  |  January 24 2014, 6:14PM

    Pants on fire, Saj. The litter bins in Gloucester Park are being replaced unnecessarily right now. Go and look - there's a new bin in place of the old stainless steel one between the Tudor Cottage and the Spa Road entrance; it's been there a couple of days at most. Another bin over the Trier Way side has just been removed, possibly so that a new one can be fitted; if not, then there is going to be even more litter piled up by the remaining bins than there was last year. Stainless steel doesn't rust, so those bins should have lasted much longer.

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  • Miss-slinky  |  January 24 2014, 3:22PM

    If the road mentioned was in Barton/Tredworth a bin would be installed immediately...

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  January 24 2014, 2:35PM

    Maybe if the residents didn't throw so much litter on the ground there would not be a problem! If there is no litter-bin then TAKE IT HOME!

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