Rubbish problem for Tetbury
BIN BAGS might have stacked up across the Cotswolds over the past few weeks as a result of missed collections, but residents in Tetbury have been facing an entirely different type of rubbish problem.
Many houses in the town do not have rear access or driveways, meaning residents are forced to push wheelie bins through their homes and leave them on pavements.
At last week’s meeting of Tetbury Town Council Cllr Kevin Painter said he felt many houses in the town were “just not suitable” for wheelie bins.
“Going towards the hospital there are wheelie bins and cars everywhere and there is no way we can get a pram or a buggy down there,” he said.
“I think it’s appalling.”
Deputy mayor Tony Walsh said many residents in the town had been frustrated by the amount of containers they had to sort their waste and recycling into.
“I’m quite the advocate of recycling but what you’ve got to remember is this is an old town,” he said.
“If you’ve got a house with three flats in it you could have up to 20 bins out there – that seems a little inappropriate.”
He added he believed the council should ask residents if they had experienced problems with their bins and take any suggestions forward to Cotswold District Council, which handles waste collections in the district.
Among suggestions proposed at the meeting were setting up communal bins for household waste or putting out bin bags instead of using wheelie bins.
Anyone with any comments or suggestions on bin arrangements in the town can contact town clerk Sue Bailey on 01666 504 670 or via firstname.lastname@example.org