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Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ker Farking Ching!

I see that yet another of Nanny's "respected" councils showed its true colours recently, wrt the contempt with which they treat their taxpayers.

Rossendale council has stopped refuse collection for its taxpayers who live in rural areas. The hapless victims of the council's greed now have to drive or carry their rubbish down narrow country lanes to "collection points" up to a mile away from their homes.

The diktat by Rossendale affects around 700 rural households, and is but a precursor for other councils to try the same (ie stop collecting waste altogether).

Unsurprisingly the taxpayers in Rossendale are furious, and have lodged a complaint with the Local Government Ombudsman. They state that the council failed to carry out a proper consultation before announcing the change.

As a result of the diktat, large piles of rubbish bags are left at roadsides overnight for early morning collections. These are of course attacked by foxes, badgers and other animals, leaving refuse strewn over the road.

For the record, councils have had powers to regulate rubbish since the 1848 Public Health Act. A new Act in 1875 allowed them to provide dustbins and remove household waste. Local authorities are legally obliged to collect household rubbish but not to collect it at the doorstep.

Oddly enough, residents who have lost the doorstep service will not receive a council tax rebate.

Ker Farking Ching!

Councils treat their taxpayers as prostrate milch cows, to be used and abused as they wish.

Councils are the enemies of the people!

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  1. We are starting to see a pattern regarding Nanny at all levels; paying twice for services or paying for a service and not getting it.

  2. Lord of Atlantis12:25 PM

    I read about this in the paper, and I am appalled! If these residents are paying council tax, surely they are entitled to public services, including having their rubbish collected. Otherwise, the council are taking money under false pretences, I should have thought? How are disabled or elderly people supposed to transport their rubbish up to a mile? I wonder if this rule would also advise to the CEO or other high ranking council officers, or senior councillors? No, I didn't think so.

  3. Lord of Atlantis12:30 PM

    I forgot to add, that I suspect this action might be illegal on public health grounds?

  4. Number 63:27 PM

    Councils are just local mafiaso collecting money with menaces.

  5. Anonymous9:07 AM

    We have to take our rubbish over half a mile to a country lane, leaving it on the roadside because the local, very rich landowner won't let us leave it near his gate on his land - no bins just bags and boxes. The council refuse to travel down the country track to collect it - we get no rebate on council tax.