My compliments to the good people of Birks Road in Huddersfield, who showed some true Yorkshire grit and gave the rest of us a lesson in how to make our local councils sit up and take notice.
The residents have been having a spot of bother with their binmen recently (sound familiar?), industrial action had left them without a rubbish collection for a month.
Anyhoo, the dispute was settled and the Kirklees Council lorry finally arrived to take away one month's detritus etc.
Unfortunately there was one small fly in their oinkment, Nanny's binmen would only empty the households' wheelie bins, they would not take any loose bags which had piled up.
There was a stand off for two weeks, and the binmen still refused to take away all of the rubbish.
Householders complained to the Tory run council, it offered to send a "rapid response" vehicle to collect the extra rubbish.
It never arrived!
Could someone please tell me why we pay council tax and why we have local councils, if basic sanitation services such as refuse collection are not provided?
Patience finally snapped, the binmen arrived at 13:30 (they are scheduled to arrive at 7:15) and one man parked his car across the street, preventing the bin lorry from getting out. Other residents formed a human chain around the truck, while a group of children sat in front of it and refused to move.
The people won, and the rubbish was collected.
Community action for the people by the people, against the council!
I love it (it has warmed the cockles of my heart...can I say that?)!
It is time for others to take action against their inefficient, lazy, jobsworth, Nannyish councils.
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