Monday, 14 December 2009

Conservatives Cuts for Cornwall 1: Scrap weekly rubbish collections

Cornwall's Conservatives are planning to scrap weekly rubbish collections in Launceston.

The proposal, hidden in the Council's budget book, will come into force in two years time. I, and my Lib Dem colleagues, will campaign to save weekly collections.

Residents are rightly concerned that this will have a significant impact, particularly on the tourist trade and will lead to problems with vermin and with smells. The idea of allowing rubbish to pile up in the streets for up to two weeks at a time is horrendous. Liberal Democrats guaranteed to retain weekly rubbish collections in our manifesto and will fight this proposal tooth and nail.

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