The tragic accident in Cranbourne Street seems related to the fact that the refuse truck must have been accessing Farm Yard. There were 17 trade waste bins from five separate companies in that cul-de-sac when I last looked.

Without pre-judging the inquest, Brighton and Hove City Council could consider requiring traders to use only one company, as far as possible, to reduce risks.

This was an "accident in-waiting" which we must learn from.

  • Councillor Roy Pennington, Regency Ward, Brighton