Thursday, May 30, 2024

The Bins Fiasco: Council announce more changes

OVER recent weeks, Thurrock Council’s waste and recycling team has been testing collection routes to find a solution to recent problems.

Cllr Victoria Holloway, portfolio holder for environment, said: “We have been testing out new routes over the past couple of weeks, and we are nearly there, but we need a few more days to make final tests and checks.

“The last thing we want to do is to make changes without checking that whole system works properly.”

She explained: “We are continuing to test over the next 10 days and expect some residents’ bin collections will be delayed slightly, although all should be collected within 48 hours of the scheduled day.

“We are sorry that some residents have experienced problems over the past few weeks, but we have listened to residents and we are working hard to put things right.”

Any household that will be affected by the new changes will be notified between Monday (19 August) and Friday (23 August) and new collection days will begin from the following Monday (26 August).

5 COMMENTS

  1. This is a joke isn’t it?? so not content with the fiasco that the last round of changes caused the councillor now wants to play about with the rounds yet again, she has survived one vote of no confidence due to Mr Kent being to bloody scared to do anything, we he yet again back this farce

  2. This is a Joke, Just looked at Thurrock Council web site for the Wheeled Bin Collections— Kempley Court opposite the Ship Public House in Dock Road Little Thurrock—Numbers 5 to 12 Collection on a Wednesday—-then Numbers 1 to 4 Collection on a Friday.
    To my reckoning that is 6 lorries collecting from this small complex over 2 days when it could be 3 lorries on one day.

  3. I wonder how much overtime the bin men are raking in getting paid overtime for the work they are supposed to be doing during the week. Quids in for the bin men.

  4. 10 May 2013 Cllr Holloway said: “We have been working on the details of these proposals for several months and in the week before the changes happen we will be putting postcards through every home’s door confirming what day their collections will be after 3 June.”
    07 Aug 2013 Cllr Victoria Holloway, portfolio holder for environment, said: “We have been testing out new routes over the past couple of weeks, and we are nearly there, but we need a few more days to make final tests and checks.
    “The last thing we want to do is to make changes without checking that whole system works properly.”

    Like you did in May then Victoria?
    And apparently in May you also used a computer too, 30+ years after they first were available. Wowee, how disappointing it didn’t work out.
    You were even late sending out the postcards too. Could you give us the details of all the listening to residents and checking that you did in May?
    Now there is no slack in the system, what happens when vehicles breakdown, there’s even one day of industrial action or there’s a day or more of snow and ice in January or February?
    The collections weren’t broken, not in need of a fix, and you don’t deserve to be re-elected.

  5. 07-00 SUNDAY:Cllr Victoria Holloway you should get off your backside this morning and get down to Dock Road, Little Thurrock and help clean up all the mess that happened over Saturday night, The blue bins were again not collected on friday or saturday and now at least 8 blue bins have been tipped all over the paths.
    One dept of Thurrock Council does an exellent job cutting the verges and picking up road side rubbish in Little Thurrock every week but then your dept defeat all the hardwork they put in, how much longer is this going to go on.

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