Green light for council's £40 waste charge

First published in News

A SPECIAL meeting for council bosses to reconsider changes to the borough’s green waste concluded with the same resolutions as before with a new £40 charge being brought in for the service.

On December 11 Swindon Council’s cabinet voted to pass plans which will see residents paying £40 a year for their green waste from April and residents recycling being collected fortnightly rather than weekly from February.

At the council’s scrutiny committee on December 16, councillors agreed to refer changes to the household waste collection service back to cabinet for further consideration after concerns were raised that the report did not include enough financial information.

Last night a revised report was debated by councillors who agreed the changes should go ahead as planned.

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11:50am Fri 3 Jan 14

themoonraker says...

Please could the adver collate and publish a list of councillors and whether they voted for or against these new proposals?
I, and I am sure many others, would like to know which way my local councillors voted.
Please could the adver collate and publish a list of councillors and whether they voted for or against these new proposals? I, and I am sure many others, would like to know which way my local councillors voted. themoonraker
  • Score: 32

11:53am Fri 3 Jan 14

Fox in Exile says...

Anyone else noticed that the chosen ones of old town are keeping their weekly recycling, I hope they are made to pay an extra £40 a year for that. Why should I subsidies their extra service just because I have a front garden
Anyone else noticed that the chosen ones of old town are keeping their weekly recycling, I hope they are made to pay an extra £40 a year for that. Why should I subsidies their extra service just because I have a front garden Fox in Exile
  • Score: 11

12:21pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Trend says...

It will be such a 'joy' to see all the dumped green waste at the side of the roads around here!
It will be such a 'joy' to see all the dumped green waste at the side of the roads around here! Trend
  • Score: 18

12:24pm Fri 3 Jan 14

From Swindon And Proud says...

I dutifully filled in my survey when it came round before Christmas and explicitly said i will take my own green waste to the recycling center as we only produce four bags a year. I'm NOT paying £10 per bag. the survey made out the charge would only be applied to people wanting their green waste collected so i hope this is still the case.
Also i am happy for recycling to be collected once a fortnight, but ONLY if the orange boxes are replaced with a wheelie bin of adequate size to store two weeks worth of recycling in. The boxes aren't big enough considering most things are recyclable these days, and we are being encouraged to recycle as much as possible.
I find it hard to believe that all the people of Swindon agreed to these changes, although i do believe that a lot of people probably never bothered to fill in their survey :(
I dutifully filled in my survey when it came round before Christmas and explicitly said i will take my own green waste to the recycling center as we only produce four bags a year. I'm NOT paying £10 per bag. the survey made out the charge would only be applied to people wanting their green waste collected so i hope this is still the case. Also i am happy for recycling to be collected once a fortnight, but ONLY if the orange boxes are replaced with a wheelie bin of adequate size to store two weeks worth of recycling in. The boxes aren't big enough considering most things are recyclable these days, and we are being encouraged to recycle as much as possible. I find it hard to believe that all the people of Swindon agreed to these changes, although i do believe that a lot of people probably never bothered to fill in their survey :( From Swindon And Proud
  • Score: 22

12:48pm Fri 3 Jan 14

The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man says...

The trouble with only collecting on a fortnightly basis is that if collection day happens to fall on a day where you are not available to put the boxes/bins out it can be a whole month between collections.
The trouble with only collecting on a fortnightly basis is that if collection day happens to fall on a day where you are not available to put the boxes/bins out it can be a whole month between collections. The Artist formally known as Grumpy Old Man
  • Score: 10

1:15pm Fri 3 Jan 14

villageoldman says...

Another fine mess Stanley....council got to find money to pay for the Front Garden Black Hole from somewhere.
Another fine mess Stanley....council got to find money to pay for the Front Garden Black Hole from somewhere. villageoldman
  • Score: 5

1:23pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Davey Gravey says...

This is a bad move.
The current way works fine but going fortnightly and charging fro green waste will create mess in a town that is already messy due to recycling getting blown over streets.
People will use public and shop bins and less will be recycled when we should be recycling more.
This is a step backwards mirroring other services getting hammered.
This is a bad move. The current way works fine but going fortnightly and charging fro green waste will create mess in a town that is already messy due to recycling getting blown over streets. People will use public and shop bins and less will be recycled when we should be recycling more. This is a step backwards mirroring other services getting hammered. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 2

2:11pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Ringer says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
This is a bad move.
The current way works fine but going fortnightly and charging fro green waste will create mess in a town that is already messy due to recycling getting blown over streets.
People will use public and shop bins and less will be recycled when we should be recycling more.
This is a step backwards mirroring other services getting hammered.

9 October 2013

Many people in the UK think the quality of public services overall have been maintained or improved in the past five years despite government cuts, a poll for the BBC suggests.

It is five years since the bail-out of the banks marked a new era of austerity in Britain amid warnings that deep cuts to state spending would see the standard of public services plunge.

But today's poll by ICM suggests six out of 10 people think service quality has been maintained or improved.


http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-24454006

Presumably that's your non-left-wing view that you definitely apply to everything that makes you claim services have been 'hammered'?

60% of the nation believes service quality has been maintained or improved.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: This is a bad move. The current way works fine but going fortnightly and charging fro green waste will create mess in a town that is already messy due to recycling getting blown over streets. People will use public and shop bins and less will be recycled when we should be recycling more. This is a step backwards mirroring other services getting hammered.[/p][/quote][quote] 9 October 2013 Many people in the UK think the quality of public services overall have been maintained or improved in the past five years despite government cuts, a poll for the BBC suggests. It is five years since the bail-out of the banks marked a new era of austerity in Britain amid warnings that deep cuts to state spending would see the standard of public services plunge. But today's poll by ICM suggests six out of 10 people think service quality has been maintained or improved. [/quote] http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-24454006 Presumably that's your non-left-wing view that you definitely apply to everything that makes you claim services have been 'hammered'? 60% of the nation believes service quality has been maintained or improved. Ringer
  • Score: 0

2:23pm Fri 3 Jan 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Short sighted move by a short sighted council.

The consultation could be filled in online and relied on people's honesty as there were no checks that a genuine person was completing it and that a person could only complete it once.

I suspect the main reason the consultation results were the way they were was that most people didn't bother filling it in. So much apathy for anything to do with politics it is no wonder the politico's can get away with doing whatever they want.

I think there was an article on the results a few weeks back.
Short sighted move by a short sighted council. The consultation could be filled in online and relied on people's honesty as there were no checks that a genuine person was completing it and that a person could only complete it once. I suspect the main reason the consultation results were the way they were was that most people didn't bother filling it in. So much apathy for anything to do with politics it is no wonder the politico's can get away with doing whatever they want. I think there was an article on the results a few weeks back. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 4

4:03pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Steve700 says...

I completed my views online, stating that I was happy with the fortnightly recycling as long as they gave me another orange box. I also mentioned that, being a single person in my household (with no children using up vital services like schools) although I get a 25% discount, they should NOT start charging for green waste to be collected.

Perhaps I'll pay for one and then get my neighbours to give me a fiver each time that they wish to use it, if I'm not.

26 collections for £40 to the council would almost be a bargain if it wasn't free already!
I completed my views online, stating that I was happy with the fortnightly recycling as long as they gave me another orange box. I also mentioned that, being a single person in my household (with no children using up vital services like schools) although I get a 25% discount, they should NOT start charging for green waste to be collected. Perhaps I'll pay for one and then get my neighbours to give me a fiver each time that they wish to use it, if I'm not. 26 collections for £40 to the council would almost be a bargain if it wasn't free already! Steve700
  • Score: 3

4:24pm Fri 3 Jan 14

nigelej says...

LordAshOfTheBrake wrote:
Short sighted move by a short sighted council.

The consultation could be filled in online and relied on people's honesty as there were no checks that a genuine person was completing it and that a person could only complete it once.

I suspect the main reason the consultation results were the way they were was that most people didn't bother filling it in. So much apathy for anything to do with politics it is no wonder the politico's can get away with doing whatever they want.

I think there was an article on the results a few weeks back.
It is very true what you have just said people are so disillusioned with politics they don't want to bother . The problem with that is as you have said they will get away with anything . But what can we do to get people interested . If you go on any social sights unless you are talking about drinking yourself to death or football no one wants to know. Very sad
[quote][p][bold]LordAshOfTheBrake[/bold] wrote: Short sighted move by a short sighted council. The consultation could be filled in online and relied on people's honesty as there were no checks that a genuine person was completing it and that a person could only complete it once. I suspect the main reason the consultation results were the way they were was that most people didn't bother filling it in. So much apathy for anything to do with politics it is no wonder the politico's can get away with doing whatever they want. I think there was an article on the results a few weeks back.[/p][/quote]It is very true what you have just said people are so disillusioned with politics they don't want to bother . The problem with that is as you have said they will get away with anything . But what can we do to get people interested . If you go on any social sights unless you are talking about drinking yourself to death or football no one wants to know. Very sad nigelej
  • Score: -1

6:13pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Davey Gravey says...

Ringer wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
This is a bad move.
The current way works fine but going fortnightly and charging fro green waste will create mess in a town that is already messy due to recycling getting blown over streets.
People will use public and shop bins and less will be recycled when we should be recycling more.
This is a step backwards mirroring other services getting hammered.

9 October 2013

Many people in the UK think the quality of public services overall have been maintained or improved in the past five years despite government cuts, a poll for the BBC suggests.

It is five years since the bail-out of the banks marked a new era of austerity in Britain amid warnings that deep cuts to state spending would see the standard of public services plunge.

But today's poll by ICM suggests six out of 10 people think service quality has been maintained or improved.


http://www.bbc.co.uk

/news/uk-24454006

Presumably that's your non-left-wing view that you definitely apply to everything that makes you claim services have been 'hammered'?

60% of the nation believes service quality has been maintained or improved.
How is a cut in a service which this article is about 'maintaining or improving it' ?
A survey from October of last year has nothing to do with the cuts happening here.
It would be interesting if the adver asked its readers if they thought things were 'maintained or improving' here.
They actually needn't bother as the answer is blatantly obvious.

Now if you'd kindly stop replying to every post i make in an attempt to get me to bite it would be appreciated.
[quote][p][bold]Ringer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: This is a bad move. The current way works fine but going fortnightly and charging fro green waste will create mess in a town that is already messy due to recycling getting blown over streets. People will use public and shop bins and less will be recycled when we should be recycling more. This is a step backwards mirroring other services getting hammered.[/p][/quote][quote] 9 October 2013 Many people in the UK think the quality of public services overall have been maintained or improved in the past five years despite government cuts, a poll for the BBC suggests. It is five years since the bail-out of the banks marked a new era of austerity in Britain amid warnings that deep cuts to state spending would see the standard of public services plunge. But today's poll by ICM suggests six out of 10 people think service quality has been maintained or improved. [/quote] http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-24454006 Presumably that's your non-left-wing view that you definitely apply to everything that makes you claim services have been 'hammered'? 60% of the nation believes service quality has been maintained or improved.[/p][/quote]How is a cut in a service which this article is about 'maintaining or improving it' ? A survey from October of last year has nothing to do with the cuts happening here. It would be interesting if the adver asked its readers if they thought things were 'maintained or improving' here. They actually needn't bother as the answer is blatantly obvious. Now if you'd kindly stop replying to every post i make in an attempt to get me to bite it would be appreciated. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 1

6:45pm Fri 3 Jan 14

faatmaan says...

and what happens to those of us with no garden waste of our own, but due to trees outside our properties dropping leaves which blow into our gardens, will we have to pay to have the councils own waste removed.
next year, meters will be fitted at all addresses to measure your intake of air.

and when are the council going to sort out their wheelie bin allocation that sees numerous homes have two full sized bins, yet say only two people live at said addresses, why should a single person have the same waste entitlement as a family of four adults. If people have more than one bin, the dustmen should be empowered to seize bins from these sort of locations and make he people reapply for special dispensation, where I live the dustmen take anything to avoid confrontation, surely there needs to be enforcement now rather than pussyfooting with pointless education .
and what happens to those of us with no garden waste of our own, but due to trees outside our properties dropping leaves which blow into our gardens, will we have to pay to have the councils own waste removed. next year, meters will be fitted at all addresses to measure your intake of air. and when are the council going to sort out their wheelie bin allocation that sees numerous homes have two full sized bins, yet say only two people live at said addresses, why should a single person have the same waste entitlement as a family of four adults. If people have more than one bin, the dustmen should be empowered to seize bins from these sort of locations and make he people reapply for special dispensation, where I live the dustmen take anything to avoid confrontation, surely there needs to be enforcement now rather than pussyfooting with pointless education . faatmaan
  • Score: -2

8:07pm Fri 3 Jan 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Ringer wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
This is a bad move.
The current way works fine but going fortnightly and charging fro green waste will create mess in a town that is already messy due to recycling getting blown over streets.
People will use public and shop bins and less will be recycled when we should be recycling more.
This is a step backwards mirroring other services getting hammered.

9 October 2013

Many people in the UK think the quality of public services overall have been maintained or improved in the past five years despite government cuts, a poll for the BBC suggests.

It is five years since the bail-out of the banks marked a new era of austerity in Britain amid warnings that deep cuts to state spending would see the standard of public services plunge.

But today's poll by ICM suggests six out of 10 people think service quality has been maintained or improved.


http://www.bbc.co.uk


/news/uk-24454006

Presumably that's your non-left-wing view that you definitely apply to everything that makes you claim services have been 'hammered'?

60% of the nation believes service quality has been maintained or improved.
How is a cut in a service which this article is about 'maintaining or improving it' ?
A survey from October of last year has nothing to do with the cuts happening here.
It would be interesting if the adver asked its readers if they thought things were 'maintained or improving' here.
They actually needn't bother as the answer is blatantly obvious.

Now if you'd kindly stop replying to every post i make in an attempt to get me to bite it would be appreciated.
The most interesting thing about the survey is that they only surveyed 1031 people.....!

Nowhere near enough to be able to generalise about the population of the whole country.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ringer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: This is a bad move. The current way works fine but going fortnightly and charging fro green waste will create mess in a town that is already messy due to recycling getting blown over streets. People will use public and shop bins and less will be recycled when we should be recycling more. This is a step backwards mirroring other services getting hammered.[/p][/quote][quote] 9 October 2013 Many people in the UK think the quality of public services overall have been maintained or improved in the past five years despite government cuts, a poll for the BBC suggests. It is five years since the bail-out of the banks marked a new era of austerity in Britain amid warnings that deep cuts to state spending would see the standard of public services plunge. But today's poll by ICM suggests six out of 10 people think service quality has been maintained or improved. [/quote] http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-24454006 Presumably that's your non-left-wing view that you definitely apply to everything that makes you claim services have been 'hammered'? 60% of the nation believes service quality has been maintained or improved.[/p][/quote]How is a cut in a service which this article is about 'maintaining or improving it' ? A survey from October of last year has nothing to do with the cuts happening here. It would be interesting if the adver asked its readers if they thought things were 'maintained or improving' here. They actually needn't bother as the answer is blatantly obvious. Now if you'd kindly stop replying to every post i make in an attempt to get me to bite it would be appreciated.[/p][/quote]The most interesting thing about the survey is that they only surveyed 1031 people.....! Nowhere near enough to be able to generalise about the population of the whole country. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 1

12:33am Sat 4 Jan 14

msw says...

Do we have to pay for the bin as well or is it free with your first £40? Can the £40 be added to C.Tax spread over the year? ???? Will they actually collect every 2 weeks as promised, as my recycling was not collected today. I get tired of picking up other peoples recycling that gets blown about due to poor fitting/broken recycling box lids or that dropped by the recycling collectors them selves........
Do we have to pay for the bin as well or is it free with your first £40? Can the £40 be added to C.Tax spread over the year? ???? Will they actually collect every 2 weeks as promised, as my recycling was not collected today. I get tired of picking up other peoples recycling that gets blown about due to poor fitting/broken recycling box lids or that dropped by the recycling collectors them selves........ msw
  • Score: 6

12:36am Sat 4 Jan 14

whatever321 says...

Hurrah!! Lets start street fly tipping.... Put all your rubbish in the street... It's not your rubbish now and the council have to come pick it up! Or lets start thinking of good dumping places.. Hmm... Possibly all the lanes around the front garden? Or the lanes out high worth... Or lanes around wroughton.... Stupid mind boggled council can't do anything right... I hope alot more people fly tip now....
Hurrah!! Lets start street fly tipping.... Put all your rubbish in the street... It's not your rubbish now and the council have to come pick it up! Or lets start thinking of good dumping places.. Hmm... Possibly all the lanes around the front garden? Or the lanes out high worth... Or lanes around wroughton.... Stupid mind boggled council can't do anything right... I hope alot more people fly tip now.... whatever321
  • Score: 3

5:38am Sat 4 Jan 14

Moth says...

I never put out green waste because I compost it. Have had my compost bin for years - got it when the council were giving them away some 12/13 years ago. Are people who compost their own green waste going to be charged £40 too or is it a charge per bag?

One thing's for sure. We are being completely ripped off in council tax charges but getting less and less in return.
I never put out green waste because I compost it. Have had my compost bin for years - got it when the council were giving them away some 12/13 years ago. Are people who compost their own green waste going to be charged £40 too or is it a charge per bag? One thing's for sure. We are being completely ripped off in council tax charges but getting less and less in return. Moth
  • Score: 0

8:41am Sat 4 Jan 14

Eppster says...

I recycle ALL my green waste - and have NEVER had any green waste collected by the council - so that 40 quid charge better not come anywhere near MY door!!!
I recycle ALL my green waste - and have NEVER had any green waste collected by the council - so that 40 quid charge better not come anywhere near MY door!!! Eppster
  • Score: 1

11:45am Sat 4 Jan 14

Ringer says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Ringer wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
This is a bad move.
The current way works fine but going fortnightly and charging fro green waste will create mess in a town that is already messy due to recycling getting blown over streets.
People will use public and shop bins and less will be recycled when we should be recycling more.
This is a step backwards mirroring other services getting hammered.

9 October 2013

Many people in the UK think the quality of public services overall have been maintained or improved in the past five years despite government cuts, a poll for the BBC suggests.

It is five years since the bail-out of the banks marked a new era of austerity in Britain amid warnings that deep cuts to state spending would see the standard of public services plunge.

But today's poll by ICM suggests six out of 10 people think service quality has been maintained or improved.


http://www.bbc.co.uk


/news/uk-24454006

Presumably that's your non-left-wing view that you definitely apply to everything that makes you claim services have been 'hammered'?

60% of the nation believes service quality has been maintained or improved.
How is a cut in a service which this article is about 'maintaining or improving it' ?
A survey from October of last year has nothing to do with the cuts happening here.
It would be interesting if the adver asked its readers if they thought things were 'maintained or improving' here.
They actually needn't bother as the answer is blatantly obvious.

Now if you'd kindly stop replying to every post i make in an attempt to get me to bite it would be appreciated.
Firstly, I'll reply to anything I want to reply to, thanks.

Secondly, you were the one who turned an article about a £40 charge for waste collection into your usual drivel about 'other services getting hammered'. You're always banging on about 'cuts' and the government ruining public services.

So, I just pointed out to you that in the biggest survey yet conducted, by the BBC, a left-leaning but generally respected and trusted organisation, the findings were that 60% of people questioned felt that pubic services quality has been maintained or improved.

I realise this finding comes as something of a thorn in your side in your endless quest to further your left-wing agenda, but at least have the good grace to admit that it is actually the reality of the findings. You're not expected to agree, but you also can't simply deny what 60% people think because you don't share their view.

BTW, October 9th 2013 is not even three months ago. If you can find me a more recent survey on the subject I'd be interested to see it.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ringer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: This is a bad move. The current way works fine but going fortnightly and charging fro green waste will create mess in a town that is already messy due to recycling getting blown over streets. People will use public and shop bins and less will be recycled when we should be recycling more. This is a step backwards mirroring other services getting hammered.[/p][/quote][quote] 9 October 2013 Many people in the UK think the quality of public services overall have been maintained or improved in the past five years despite government cuts, a poll for the BBC suggests. It is five years since the bail-out of the banks marked a new era of austerity in Britain amid warnings that deep cuts to state spending would see the standard of public services plunge. But today's poll by ICM suggests six out of 10 people think service quality has been maintained or improved. [/quote] http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-24454006 Presumably that's your non-left-wing view that you definitely apply to everything that makes you claim services have been 'hammered'? 60% of the nation believes service quality has been maintained or improved.[/p][/quote]How is a cut in a service which this article is about 'maintaining or improving it' ? A survey from October of last year has nothing to do with the cuts happening here. It would be interesting if the adver asked its readers if they thought things were 'maintained or improving' here. They actually needn't bother as the answer is blatantly obvious. Now if you'd kindly stop replying to every post i make in an attempt to get me to bite it would be appreciated.[/p][/quote]Firstly, I'll reply to anything I want to reply to, thanks. Secondly, you were the one who turned an article about a £40 charge for waste collection into your usual drivel about 'other services getting hammered'. You're always banging on about 'cuts' and the government ruining public services. So, I just pointed out to you that in the biggest survey yet conducted, by the BBC, a left-leaning but generally respected and trusted organisation, the findings were that 60% of people questioned felt that pubic services quality has been maintained or improved. I realise this finding comes as something of a thorn in your side in your endless quest to further your left-wing agenda, but at least have the good grace to admit that it is actually the reality of the findings. You're not expected to agree, but you also can't simply deny what 60% people think because you don't share their view. BTW, October 9th 2013 is not even three months ago. If you can find me a more recent survey on the subject I'd be interested to see it. Ringer
  • Score: -1

12:02pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Davey Gravey says...

+4 to -1 in a matter of seconds. I wonder who did that?
+4 to -1 in a matter of seconds. I wonder who did that? Davey Gravey
  • Score: 2

12:03pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Davey Gravey says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
+4 to -1 in a matter of seconds. I wonder who did that?
Both mine and lord ashes posts that is.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: +4 to -1 in a matter of seconds. I wonder who did that?[/p][/quote]Both mine and lord ashes posts that is. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 2

4:48pm Sat 4 Jan 14

chalklands says...

If you can find the report that summarises the original consultation questionnaire, 19% of respondents were in agreement with the proposed charge whilst 33% found it unacceptable. Another 19% thought that the cost should be covered by council tax. These results are on page 38 of the 54 page report hidden away at:. http://ww5.swindon.g

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Democracy in action!!
By the way, those not taking advantage of green waste collection won't be getting a reduction in council tax. So a service that used to be part of your council tax bill will go, and you won't see any cost savings!
If you can find the report that summarises the original consultation questionnaire, 19% of respondents were in agreement with the proposed charge whilst 33% found it unacceptable. Another 19% thought that the cost should be covered by council tax. These results are on page 38 of the 54 page report hidden away at:. http://ww5.swindon.g ov.uk/moderngov/docu ments/b12133/Backgro und%20Paper%20-%20Ch anges%20to%20Waste%2 0Collection%20Servic es%20-%20Original%20 Cabinet%20Report%201 1%20December%202013% 20.pdf?T=9 Democracy in action!! By the way, those not taking advantage of green waste collection won't be getting a reduction in council tax. So a service that used to be part of your council tax bill will go, and you won't see any cost savings! chalklands
  • Score: 4

5:14pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Davey Gravey says...

chalklands wrote:
If you can find the report that summarises the original consultation questionnaire, 19% of respondents were in agreement with the proposed charge whilst 33% found it unacceptable. Another 19% thought that the cost should be covered by council tax. These results are on page 38 of the 54 page report hidden away at:. http://ww5.swindon.g


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Democracy in action!!
By the way, those not taking advantage of green waste collection won't be getting a reduction in council tax. So a service that used to be part of your council tax bill will go, and you won't see any cost savings!
Thanks for sharing that.

No doubt come election time councillors will be trotting out the 'council tax hasn't risen under the Tories' line.
The public are not stupid enough to swallow that old **** anymore as we're seeing services cut and charges introduced.

i'm really hoping for some genuine independent candidates in our town to rattle the useless old guard who are doing Swindon no good at all.
[quote][p][bold]chalklands[/bold] wrote: If you can find the report that summarises the original consultation questionnaire, 19% of respondents were in agreement with the proposed charge whilst 33% found it unacceptable. Another 19% thought that the cost should be covered by council tax. These results are on page 38 of the 54 page report hidden away at:. http://ww5.swindon.g ov.uk/moderngov/docu ments/b12133/Backgro und%20Paper%20-%20Ch anges%20to%20Waste%2 0Collection%20Servic es%20-%20Original%20 Cabinet%20Report%201 1%20December%202013% 20.pdf?T=9 Democracy in action!! By the way, those not taking advantage of green waste collection won't be getting a reduction in council tax. So a service that used to be part of your council tax bill will go, and you won't see any cost savings![/p][/quote]Thanks for sharing that. No doubt come election time councillors will be trotting out the 'council tax hasn't risen under the Tories' line. The public are not stupid enough to swallow that old **** anymore as we're seeing services cut and charges introduced. i'm really hoping for some genuine independent candidates in our town to rattle the useless old guard who are doing Swindon no good at all. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 6

7:36pm Sat 4 Jan 14

LordAshOfTheBrake says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
+4 to -1 in a matter of seconds. I wonder who did that?
Both mine and lord ashes posts that is.
I've noticed many of my posts are serially down voted even when providing simple information.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: +4 to -1 in a matter of seconds. I wonder who did that?[/p][/quote]Both mine and lord ashes posts that is.[/p][/quote]I've noticed many of my posts are serially down voted even when providing simple information. LordAshOfTheBrake
  • Score: 4

8:11pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Davey Gravey says...

LordAshOfTheBrake wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
Davey Gravey wrote:
+4 to -1 in a matter of seconds. I wonder who did that?
Both mine and lord ashes posts that is.
I've noticed many of my posts are serially down voted even when providing simple information.
It's because it paints the council in a bad light. You don't need me to tell you who is doing it i'm sure.
Every post I make is targeted regardless of what i say.
[quote][p][bold]LordAshOfTheBrake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: +4 to -1 in a matter of seconds. I wonder who did that?[/p][/quote]Both mine and lord ashes posts that is.[/p][/quote]I've noticed many of my posts are serially down voted even when providing simple information.[/p][/quote]It's because it paints the council in a bad light. You don't need me to tell you who is doing it i'm sure. Every post I make is targeted regardless of what i say. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 6

10:35am Tue 14 Jan 14

Wildwestener says...

So what did the consultation say? I haven't found anyone who thought this was acceptable. Adver, please publish which Councillors didn't vote against this so we can vote them out in May. It's a joke; we pay Council tax and get absolutely zero back. The current mob are a joke.
So what did the consultation say? I haven't found anyone who thought this was acceptable. Adver, please publish which Councillors didn't vote against this so we can vote them out in May. It's a joke; we pay Council tax and get absolutely zero back. The current mob are a joke. Wildwestener
  • Score: 1

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