Thank you Southwark Council for reminding us that there are recycling bins, however the issue is not about our newspapers and bottles of beer going rotten and stinking up the joint, are you now providing recycling bins for my 4 day old fish suppers?
It's regrettable that the strike action has gone ahead but again, Southwark Council are taking any action within our powers to alleviate the disruption in the borough caused by the current refuse strike.
In response to the point about emails directly to Southwark Council 'going nowhere' we have a service that all Southwark residents can use:
- 'Ask Austin' (a link to this function is on the Southwark website homepage - www.southwark.gov.uk). We get back to people with a query about the council's services within 2 working days.
2 days? Excuse my doubting mind but I have to laugh at that.
"Ask Austin" - would this is the one to complain to that the councils inability to clean streets, press charges against the huge number of people letting their dogs foul the footpath and numerous other oversights. Its great the the council actually read what is said in here and better that you reply but as council tax payers, we expect a level of services from the council that isnt met. Ive asked many times for the 3 inch deep pot hole on our estate to be fixed but emails just disapear. Its only when I send the council for a burst tyre (at £140) will something get done.
As a business, my customers dont care where I source my goods and services from, just as long as they get what they want. "My supplier is on strike" will cost me money. Obviously, the borough wide collection of refuse is a larger task but we pay for you it. You have our money and we have nothing to fall back on. You ahve the law on your side and we just have to sit back and take it.
The money that you pay them not to collect your refuse this week allows pays for them to take theirs to a refuse station. I wonder what the percentages are with regards to council "leaders" living in Southwark. Maybe someone in the know could inform us?