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Labour promises weekly refuse collection - but not in Addiscombe!
07/05/2014 11:54:00

 
 

The Labour manifesto that was delivered through your door recently says that a Labour Council will “increase the frequency of waste collection”. At the moment, we get a weekly collection of things that can be recycled and a fortnightly collection of rubbish that can’t be recycled. So we asked Labour councillor Sean Fitzsimmons how often Labour were planning to collect our wheelie bins, how much this would cost and how it would be paid for. His reply: “Details to be worked out on 23rd May” – i.e. once the elections are out of the way and you don’t have a chance to have a say about those details for four more years - “but keen for residents who live above shops should get a better service (sic)”.

But Labour’s manifesto clearly implies that everyone will get a more frequent collection, not just those living above shops. I asked Cllr Fitzsimmons to confirm this. He refused to do so.

Then Steve Reed, the Labour MP for Croydon North, let the cat out of the bag. He said that people living in the most densely populated parts of Croydon (i.e. his constituents) should get more frequent collections than everyone else.

So there you have it: vote Labour on 22nd May and you will end up paying for people in the north of Croydon to get a better service than you.

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