THE LABOUR candidate for Stanford West has taken a wheelie bin issue to the top.
Apparently, waste collection crews does not always leave the wheelie bins where they were collected from.
This causes distress to the residents and sometimes creates an obstacle on pavements, especially in narrow ones. Sometimes pedestrians, including wheelchair and mobility scooter users, cannot pass through and being forced to use the road, which compromises their safety.
Stanford le Hope West Labour’s candidate, Ella Vine, has taken this issue directly to Graham Farrant, the chief executive of Thurrock Council.
Ella said: ‘’This is an important safety issue and must be acted on immediately. I have requested information about the current arrangements the council has with the waste collection service in Stanford to see if the condition to leave bins where they were found and in a way not obstructing the pavement is there.
"I have requested for it to be revisited as soon as possible with the view to improve it. I think this is a fair expectation for taxpayers and I am keen to work with the Thurrock Council to ensure this service is the best possible’’.