Monday, 20 January 2014

No Complaints Please, We’re Greens!

Council chiefs have told householders not to tell them if they haven’t had their bins emptied as rubbish continues to pile up on the streets.
With residents bombarding Brighton and Hove City Council’s call centre with complaints, the local authority has urged people to stop contacting it.
Because they already know they are useless (and don't care) so no need to keep pointing it out...
A council spokesman said: “We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the delays to refuse and recycling collections.
“There have been some problems with refuse vehicles breaking down, and the bad weather has also slowed us down.
Well, fair enough. But you knew the weather was coming, at least...
Extra crews were out over the weekend and we had four extra crews out yesterday collecting rubbish missed last week in Saltdean, Hangleton, Patcham, Mile Oak and Hanover.
“If your collection has been missed please leave your bins out and we will collect as soon as we can.
“We are confident that the refuse collection rounds will work well again once we have caught up from the festive period and the bad weather.”
 So...it's just the bad weather, is it?
The backlog has been created after the council introduced new rounds in October. But unions have repeatedly warned the local authority that the changes, which saw a number of vehicles taken off the road to save money, have left workers with too much to do.
/facepalm

7 comments:

Bucko The Moose said...

“If your collection has been missed please leave your bins out and we will collect as soon as we can."

...or fine you for leaving your bin out.

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX Well, fair enough. But you knew the weather was coming, at least...XX

Ahhh, no. THey did not.

They are imbicilic green filth, and have spent billions of our money telling us that the weather was going to be warm and even hot for the rest of history.

Then it snows, and they're fucked.

Joe Public said...

“If your collection has been missed please leave your bins out and we will collect as soon as we can."

.............. And fine you again, for exceeding your week's allocated quantity of rubbish.

................ And fine you yet again for now mixing rubbish rubbish with recyclable rubbish.

Ed P said...

Ah, the green utopia on Right-on. It was a fine place once, but now it's a shithole, thanks to Luc-arse and her nutters.

JuliaM said...

"...or fine you for leaving your bin out."

Quite!

"...and have spent billions of our money telling us that the weather was going to be warm and even hot for the rest of history."

Luckily, I don't live in Brighton, so can laugh at that!

"Ah, the green utopia on Right-on. It was a fine place once, but now it's a shithole..."

And I suspect it's not the only formerly-respectable seaside town.

Dan said...

I wonder if council tax payments constitute a legally-binding contract for both sides in the matter? If so, then by failing to provide the service of disposing of rubbish as they formerly did, the council will be partially in breach of this contract.

The usual legal remedy for partial breach of contract is financial; the aggrieved party is entitled to sue the offending party for the money the aggrieved needed to spend to perform the service previously provided under the contract. Or, put simply, he householders buy in a contract rubbish collection service, and sue the council for the cost of that service.

Furor Teutonicus said...

XX I wonder if council tax payments constitute a legally-binding contract for both sides in the matter? If so, then by failing to provide the service of disposing of rubbish as they formerly did, the council will be partially in breach of this contract.XX

They will try and wriggle out by claiming it is "an invitation to treat." Ie, they can offer it, but are not obliged to supply it.

E.G, a bus company is NOT obliged to follow the timetable, even after people have paid the fair.

WHY, however, after payment, it does not become a contract, is lost in the depths of my memory.