Saturday, February 13, 2010

Constance Street, New Basford

I have just been delivering some Liberal Democrat leaflets to Constance Street in New Basford.

Last time I was there I noticed a peice of land sold with planning permission to build a 4 bedroom house that had a significant amount of fly-tipping on it. I reported this to the lady at Nottingham City Council investigating this sort of activity to which I received an email saying she had visited the site and follow it up.

She must have got in touch with the land owner and either one of them has done a good job in clearing the rubbish away and replacing the protective fence. The land looks a lot better for all around. Well done whoever did it.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Nottingham City Recycling

I bike to work every morning. Always the same way so I can usually get to work without thinking too much about the bike ride itself.

Unfortunately sometimes this leaves me time to look around at the surroundings. This morning in our area it was household general waste collection (green bin). There are four of us in our house and I'm amazed how heavy the bin is but at least the lid is always closed.

On the way to work this morning I noticed a bin overflowing with a lid almost vertical but what really gets my goat is the fact that one of the bags on top was full of drinks cans. Really annoying. As much as this City doesn't get right there are large parts that do have access to the brown/grey household collection recycling bin. What else was in the bin that could have been recycled?

Cans are perfectly acceptable in the recycle bin and you don't have to take it anywhere other than the street on collection day.

It does tend to make me seeth that this facility is there freely provided by the City Council and a few people have the arrogance not to do just the smallest little bit.

I hoping that the binmen report it to their supervisors so that these people receive the correct education material to help them mend there ways.

Hopefully printed on recycled paper. :-)