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.