New bins but don’t forget the collection

Eddie Akehurst, Catherine Dick and Pat Warner, of Everest House, Hove, waited five weeks for their bin collection

Eddie Akehurst, Catherine Dick and Pat Warner, of Everest House, Hove, waited five weeks for their bin collection

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AFTER three years of campaigning for recycling bins, homeowners had to endure five weeks of uncollected rubbish because the council forgot to empty them.

The residents of Everest House in Hogarth Road, Hove, wanted the new bins to separate their waste and keep their neighbourhood clean.

However, the joy of seeing the bins arrive quickly disappeared when the recycling continued to pile up.

Resident Eric Akehurst, 72, was one of those who kept pestering for the bins.

He said: “We kept asking and asking and made quite a few phone calls.”

It was only when The Argus got in touch with Brighton and Hove City Council that the rubbish was finally cleared.

Resident Pat Warner, 65, said: “It was not nice. It was not hygienic.

“The council want us to recycle and then they don’t do their bit. It was really horrible.”

Miss Warner said the residents of the block, which is run by Southern Housing, were asked to stop recycling their waste when the bins were not being taken away.

Southern Housing had also contacted the council to ask for the new bins to be collected.

Miss Warner said: “The recycling is something that we were told to do. We are law-abiding citizens.

“If the council don’t do anything you get despondent and don’t want to do it either.

“This is a nice block. It was just a shame about the rubbish.

“It’s looking much better now. We’re all pleased.”

Mr Akehurst added: “It’s all tickety boo now, thanks to The Argus. We are all happy about it.”

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said the authority was now on top of the situation.

He said: “The bins at Everest House have now been emptied.

“It was a bit of miscommunication between the two crews covering that area.”

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6:56am Tue 2 Sep 14

wis says...

"Rubbish Southern Housing...."

Harsh (but possibly fair!)
"Rubbish Southern Housing...." Harsh (but possibly fair!) wis
  • Score: 6

8:46am Tue 2 Sep 14

Martha Gunn says...

'Council now on top of the situation...'

I very much doubt it.

Pure Greenspeak for 'We don't have a clue how to run basic services but we think we are saving the planet.'
'Council now on top of the situation...' I very much doubt it. Pure Greenspeak for 'We don't have a clue how to run basic services but we think we are saving the planet.' Martha Gunn
  • Score: 28

2:16pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

We cannot be everywhere! By the time we have cleared up St Helens Green, The Devils Dyke, Waterhall and Stanmer and Wild Park from the Big Fat Traveller Community we simply ran out of time for a few residents.

I just wish someimes that before you people start to rant you consider the bigger picrture!
We cannot be everywhere! By the time we have cleared up St Helens Green, The Devils Dyke, Waterhall and Stanmer and Wild Park from the Big Fat Traveller Community we simply ran out of time for a few residents. I just wish someimes that before you people start to rant you consider the bigger picrture! Valentinian
  • Score: -3

3:46pm Tue 2 Sep 14

ThinkBrighton says...

Does drinking session in brewery come to mind?
Does drinking session in brewery come to mind? ThinkBrighton
  • Score: 2

4:39pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Max Ripple says...

Absolute classic dogs dinner from the Green run administration. Rubbish and recycling are managed by the council and have been for some time. They simply cannot "get on top of" these services. It may have been a nice romantic idea for some people to,have a green council but now they are seeing the error of their ways. Bring back a properly run council and get rid of these green fools.
Absolute classic dogs dinner from the Green run administration. Rubbish and recycling are managed by the council and have been for some time. They simply cannot "get on top of" these services. It may have been a nice romantic idea for some people to,have a green council but now they are seeing the error of their ways. Bring back a properly run council and get rid of these green fools. Max Ripple
  • Score: 5

8:56am Wed 3 Sep 14

Valentinian says...

I just opened my wheelie bin and a wasp flew out.
What kind of sick individual would throw a wasp in a bin?
I just opened my wheelie bin and a wasp flew out. What kind of sick individual would throw a wasp in a bin? Valentinian
  • Score: 0
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