Thursday, January 10, 2008
I can only describe Brighton and Hove council as being utter knobheads, in relation to this sorry tale of woe.
Priscilla Thomas, an elderly woman, had her rubbish collection stopped at the end of last year because Nanny's knobheads in the council decreed that a four-inch step outside her home was a health and safety hazard.
The "good old" Health and Safety Gestapo are on the march again!
Mrs Thomas was told that unless she lowered her wheelie bin down the step, and on to the pavement herself, her rubbish bags would not be collected by binmen.
Errmmm...so let's get this straight?
The council believe that a lady of 76 (5ft tall and only 6 stone in weight) is in better shape to move a wheelie bin around, rather than a couple of fit younger binmen?
Are the members of Brighton and Hove council taking the piss here?
Mrs Thomas said:
"I live on a hill and if I try to roll
the bin out into the street for them to collect,
it might overbalance and spill rubbish everywhere.
What more can I do?
It's bureaucracy gone out of control."
After a considerable amount of negative publicity, the knobheads in the council relented and have said that they will deal with it.
A spokesman for the council was quoted in December:
"We apologise for the problems that have
unfortunately occurred with Mrs Thomas's
refuse collection and the inconvenience
this has caused her."
Now can someone please tell me:
-What use are farking local councils?
-What are they there for?
-Why do we pay council tax?