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Tories: No faith in bins service
7:00am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
THE Conservative environment spokesman has responded to Thurrock Council’s promise not to “tweak” with bin collections any more.
Cllr Simon Wootton said: “After presiding over this fiasco, I am not sure residents will have much faith when Labour says no more tweaks.
“There are still many bins missed each week and the claimed collection rate of 98 per cent is lower than before the changes were made.
“Operational difficulties continue to be the main reasons given for missed collections suggesting a lack of confidence in the service.
“I will be working to ensure the service provided is to the standard Thurrock residents pay for and rightly deserve.
“The question that now remains is, how much did it cost to sort this fiasco out?
“We know lots of overtime was paid for Saturday working and staff were brought in from other roles to help out too.
"We need to know precisely how much taxpayers’ money this cost.”
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