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Berkshirelad
post Aug 1 2018, 10:14 PM
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I have today received a letter from WBC about paying an extra £50/year to have my green bin emptied of garden waste from 3rd September.

I make the following points (in no particular order):-

1) The website referred to in the letter to either subscribe or obtain answers to FAQ doesn't work they have started it www. when they should have used info. Use the link in the letter simply results in a not found response.

2) The main website still lists 01635 42400 as the main switchboard number - despite this being changed to 01635 551111. Not even a automated transfer is set up. Just a snarky message about the change.

3) It also clearly stated in the FAQ that even if you leave the area (or worse, die), there is no refund proportional or otherwise - I'm not sure that a commercial company would get away with this.

4) I will not be succumbing to this extortion (small amount or not, it is extortion) and having to find it a single payment may not be easy for anybody on a fixed or low income. Any garden waste will simply go into the black bin I guess...
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regor
post Sep 1 2018, 06:03 AM
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Yesterday, in bitterness and resentment I had to give the council £50 so my green bin will carry on being emptied. There seemed no other choice, Trekinng to the dump every time there was garden waste (hard work and inconvenient), using the black bin (it is often pretty full anyway) fly tipping (not nice) were considered and rejected.

The gentlemen and ladies of the ruling party may come to regret this new levy come next election time. I sincerely hope so!
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Andy Capp
post Sep 1 2018, 12:12 PM
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QUOTE (regor @ Sep 1 2018, 07:03 AM) *
Yesterday, in bitterness and resentment I had to give the council £50 so my green bin will carry on being emptied. There seemed no other choice, Trekinng to the dump every time there was garden waste (hard work and inconvenient), using the black bin (it is often pretty full anyway) fly tipping (not nice) were considered and rejected.

The gentlemen and ladies of the ruling party may come to regret this new levy come next election time. I sincerely hope so!

Doubt it; thereís plenty of Tory support in Newbs. £3 worth of builders sacks and an occasional trip to the tip is no hardship. Iíd have happily paid £5 a month more, but Iím not doing £50 on the nose; itís regressive. Iíd rather be out of pocket.
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post Sep 1 2018, 01:21 PM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Sep 1 2018, 01:12 PM) *
£3 worth of builders sacks and an occasional trip to the tip is no hardship.

Yes it is.
Depends where you live and if you have access to a suitable vehicle.
Plus the additional cost and pollution of driving to the tip.
Where is the saving to the council anyway?
Presumably the same lorry will make the same trips using the same fuel but this time will be mostly empty. rolleyes.gif
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post Sep 1 2018, 01:39 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Sep 1 2018, 02:21 PM) *
Yes it is.
Depends where you live and if you have access to a suitable vehicle.
Plus the additional cost and pollution of driving to the tip.
Where is the saving to the council anyway?
Presumably the same lorry will make the same trips using the same fuel but this time will be mostly empty. rolleyes.gif


Since when has logic been a town councillors forte? They will quite happily impose any harebrain scheme based loosely on the premise that they know best. One only has to look at the money wasted on cycle routes to follow their mindset.


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post Sep 1 2018, 04:01 PM
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QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Sep 1 2018, 02:39 PM) *
Since when has logic been a town councillors forte? They will quite happily impose any harebrain scheme based loosely on the premise that they know best. One only has to look at the money wasted on cycle routes to follow their mindset.

Whatís wrong with cycle routes? I think itís an excellent idea to provide a safe means of cycling. I think the St John Roundabout track is mad though.
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post Sep 2 2018, 10:38 PM
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QUOTE (newres @ Sep 1 2018, 05:01 PM) *
Whatís wrong with cycle routes? I think itís an excellent idea to provide a safe means of cycling. I think the St John Roundabout track is mad though.

No cyclist is safe from Mr Range Rover, When they pay road tax is when I let em past.


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Isnít it obvious? She's just an uppity.
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post Sep 3 2018, 07:56 PM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Sep 2 2018, 11:38 PM) *
No cyclist is safe from Mr Range Rover, When they pay road tax is when I let em past.

I pay car tax and cycle; kids donít so I presume they are your preferred victim.
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post Sep 6 2018, 11:41 AM
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QUOTE (Andy Capp the bell end @ Sep 3 2018, 08:56 PM) *
I pay car tax and cycle; kids donít so I presume they are your preferred victim.


You don't pay road tax, you pay for VED, which has nothing to do with the up keep of roads.
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post Sep 6 2018, 06:27 PM
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QUOTE (Andy1 @ Sep 6 2018, 12:41 PM) *
You don't pay road tax, you pay for VED, which has nothing to do with the up keep of roads.

I said car tax and it is also known as road tax, both euphemisms for VED. Common knowledge, but you already knew that didnít you? tongue.gif
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- Berkshirelad   Isn't WBC wonderful?   Aug 1 2018, 10:14 PM
- - TallDarkAndHandsome   QUOTE (Berkshirelad @ Aug 1 2018, 11:14 P...   Aug 2 2018, 07:39 AM
|- - newres   QUOTE (TallDarkAndHandsome @ Aug 2 2018, 08...   Aug 2 2018, 08:46 AM
- - Strafin   fly tip. It's green waste it won't hurt an...   Aug 2 2018, 09:05 AM
|- - TallDarkAndHandsome   QUOTE (Strafin @ Aug 2 2018, 10:05 AM) fl...   Aug 2 2018, 12:21 PM
|- - SirWilliam   QUOTE (Strafin @ Aug 2 2018, 10:05 AM) fl...   Aug 2 2018, 12:24 PM
- - On the edge   Well, when we were kids, Dad kept all his prunings...   Aug 2 2018, 03:58 PM
|- - SirWilliam   QUOTE (On the edge @ Aug 2 2018, 04:58 PM...   Aug 2 2018, 06:52 PM
|- - TallDarkAndHandsome   QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 2 2018, 07:52 PM)...   Aug 2 2018, 07:19 PM
- - betsy   The NWN says that West Berkshire Council consulted...   Aug 4 2018, 02:37 PM
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|- - betsy   QUOTE (Cognosco @ Aug 4 2018, 04:26 PM) O...   Aug 6 2018, 10:16 AM
- - newres   Will the council pick up the surplus to requiremen...   Aug 4 2018, 05:43 PM
|- - On the edge   QUOTE (newres @ Aug 4 2018, 06:43 PM) Wil...   Aug 4 2018, 06:25 PM
|- - TallDarkAndHandsome   QUOTE (On the edge @ Aug 4 2018, 07:25 PM...   Aug 4 2018, 06:35 PM
- - Turin Machine   stick e lettuce leaf in the green bin and dump al...   Aug 4 2018, 07:35 PM
|- - SirWilliam   QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Aug 4 2018, 08:35 ...   Aug 5 2018, 08:06 AM
- - Andy Capp   Isnít this about trying to fill a funding gap?   Aug 6 2018, 12:02 PM
|- - SirWilliam   QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 6 2018, 01:02 PM) ...   Aug 6 2018, 03:47 PM
|- - Andy Capp   QUOTE (SirWilliam @ Aug 6 2018, 04:47 PM)...   Aug 6 2018, 08:10 PM
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|- - Cognosco   QUOTE (Andy Capp @ Aug 6 2018, 09:10 PM) ...   Aug 6 2018, 09:29 PM
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