Bins binned by borough
FAMILIES been left wheelie mad after the council binned their bins.Naughty residents in Newson Street, Ipswich, had bins confiscated after repeated warnings to keep them off the street,Robert Wiggins, of Newson Street, was in a black mood after the Ipswich Borough Council action.
FAMILIES been left wheelie mad after the council binned their bins.
Naughty residents in Newson Street, Ipswich, had bins confiscated after repeated warnings to keep them off the street,
Robert Wiggins, of Newson Street, was in a black mood after the Ipswich Borough Council action.
He said: "It's going to cause all sorts of hygiene problems. You're going to get cats and foxes ripping them open."
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The letters issued by the council warned residents that leaving their bins on the pavement was an obstruction of the highway and posed a danger to some pedestrians.
Mr Wiggins said: "I understand their reasons for not wanting them on the road, but it's not very easy for me to get mine round the back of the house because parts of a garden wall have fallen down
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"And it's the same for other people in the street.What really makes me laugh is that they've taken some bins and left others.
"You can still look down my road in both directions and see a wheelie bin. They haven't exactly removed the obstruction.
"The council said they were unsure if these people had received letters which is a pretty poor excuse."
A council spokesman said the action was a last resort and that they had issued many warnings before confiscating the bins. He said residents would be issued with black bin bags in the meantime.
He said: "We have had a number of complaints from people in that area, particularly those with disabilities, who find they can not negotiate the pavement safely with all the bins there.
"We contacted the offending residents on several occasions asking them to take the bins back into their properties but the situation continued.
"We are very sorry that it has come to this because it's the last thing we wanted to do but we have to put safety first.