Friday, May 05, 2006


Following the recycling bin saga, we are now confronted by a second problem. What to do when the bins get full? The household refuse and waste paper bins have been emptied regularly - but not the tell-tale green glass bin. This houses all those empty bottles of Chateauneuf du Pape and Gevrey-Chambertin which are the favourite tipples of so many Westleigh folk. Well, yesterday I solved the problem by a little direct citizen action. Even though the local council keeps its contact details buried almost unreachably deep on its web site, I dug them out, sent one email, and hey presto! the bins were emptied the next day.

Apparently they are under orders to respond within twenty-four hours. So if it happens again, go to our list of services where you will find the phone number (0161 474 4747) and the email address (


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