£250 million to return to weekly collections!

Great news that the Government plans to release funds to help support councils return to weekly bin collections. Eric Pickles the local government minister, has unveiled a £250 million fund to finance the shift from fortnightly bin collections.

I have consistently supported weekly bin collections, and so am delighted by this news. I have now written to Cllr. Steve Ames, the Leader of the Borough Council asking him whether he intends to take advantage of this new proposal.

I have long argued that councils should not go down the fortnightly bin collection road, and that Great Yarmouth should consider returning to weekly collections. It is my hope that now councillors will consider to the move.

30th September 2011