Bin Tax: questions for the Council

As the leaflets on Labour’s Bin Tax are now arriving on doormats, I have today emailed the Council to ask:
1. Why no mention was made of this in the Council Tax mailing and, instead, we are paying extra to deliver leaflets to affected households?
2. What the current number of brown bin collections are by a) Parliamentary Constituency and b) Ward and what you expect these figures to be reduced to following the introduction of the charge
3. The administrative cost (in cash terms and staff time) of billing, monitoring and promotion of the new charge as well as an additional sums allocated for dealing with increased dumping and fly tipping
4. the number of participating households required to make the service viable
5. What arrangements will be in place for residents who are unable to transport the waste to reception centres and cannot afford or refuse to pay this additional charge
6. How much you anticipate this charge will raise, net of the costs I have outlined above and any other costs I have not mentioned?
7. (as suggested by a reader and following on from Cllr. Chris Blakeley spotting it): How was the leaflet done, dusted and dated on 31st Jan 2013 when the Council meeting to consider the What Really Matters consultation (which specifically asked a question about Brown Bins) wasn’t until the 7th February?
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3 thoughts on “Bin Tax: questions for the Council

  1. 7. How was the leaflet done, dusted and dated on 31st Jan 2013 when the Council meeting to consider the What Really Matters consultation (which specifically asked a question about Brown Bins) wasn’t until the 7th February?

  2. Well here we have an example of the council doing something they wish to do and to hell with the rest of you !!!!!!!!. and the when it goes pear shaped we can blame central government for the cuts.oh and by the way it can be any government cos its about the blame game.its about time they all got out of the school yard and STARTED TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF WIRRAL,and do something positive for a change !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. £1.50 per collection of my Brown Bin ? YES I will agree to that.I have a medium size garden,back and front.In the height of summer I will cut my grass, say once every two weeks.That cutting will fill about One quarter of the bin.So to fill the bin will take 8 weeks.I will only need to cut my grass maybe up until, say Friday the 15th of November after that time,i would of well stopped cutting my grass, so i wouldn’t need my bin emptying until the following year.So how does the council warrant £35 per year..?..From !st June Till,Friday 15th November( and that’s being generous) is (24weeks) I would of had my bin emptied,3 times.3 times at £1.50 per collection =£4.50..YES PLEASE..

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