Residents fury after recycle bins not emptied for weeks in Poole

CLEAN-UP: Overflowing recycling bins in Poole

CLEAN-UP: Overflowing recycling bins in Poole

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POOLE residents are complaining that they have not been able to recycle over Christmas because bins have not been collected.

There were no bin collections in the borough from December 25 to 31 which means that everyone missed one black bin collection of rubbish and some properties missed a blue bin, recycling collection.

However this can mean no collection for four weeks for some homes and Dave Hamilton, of Kings Avenue, Penn Hill, is one of those affected.

“I am very disappointed with the level of service with the bins over the Christmas and New Year period,” he said. His blue bin was last collected on December 16 and will not be emptied again until January 13.

“I am so upset that I have been unable to recycle any of my Christmas waste as the recycling bin was full before this period,” he said. “So much for Poole council wanting to make it a greener and cleaner place.”

He and neighbours had been out collecting rubbish that had blown up the street. “Some people in my road have taken it to the tip,” he said. “But we pay for a service and it should be done.”

Shaun Robson, head of environmental and consumer protection services, pointed out Borough of Poole has not collected blue or black bins during Christmas week for more than 10 years. “We advised residents there would be no collections through local media, our magazine Poole News, on our website and through the council’s social media channels,” he said.

“Our collection teams will collect reasonable amounts of side waste with your first collection after Christmas.”

Hundreds call to complain

Collection services will be operating until 10pm and teams will be out collecting windblown waste. Due to the severe weather residents are asked not to put out bins and side waste until their scheduled collection day.

From December 24 2012 to January 7 2013, the council received 1,667 calls relating to Streetscene services, which includes bins, severe weather and garden waste.

From December 24 2013 to January 2 2014 there were 959 calls.

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1:40pm Tue 7 Jan 14

BarrHumbug says...

Theres nothing more festive than a roaring fire?
Theres nothing more festive than a roaring fire? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 6

1:54pm Tue 7 Jan 14

MMM444 says...

Rebate on the council tax me thinks, No Chance
Rebate on the council tax me thinks, No Chance MMM444
  • Score: 12

1:58pm Tue 7 Jan 14

localmummy says...

Ohhhh! This is not news! This has been the case for years. You also pay for the tip so stop moaning and take stuff down there.
Ohhhh! This is not news! This has been the case for years. You also pay for the tip so stop moaning and take stuff down there. localmummy
  • Score: 2

2:00pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Parkstonian says...

It wouldn't be so bad if those of us scheduled to have our Blue Bins emptied during the "holiday period" were pushed back a week but, despite repeated "mass protests", we have to go 4 full weeks between collections whereas the other half of the borough have their normal fortnightly collection. BoP seem to have blinkered / tunnel vision as they fail to see the benefits of putting the whole borough on a 3 week cycle over this period. I live in a block of 12 flats and as most of its residents don't have the sense &/or inclination to collapse boxes, etc, our Blue Bin (last services on Fri. 13th Dec & due to the intransigence of BoP not now being attended-to until this Fri. (10th Jan.)) has been full to overflowing since New Year's Day. Our Managing Agents are prepared to alleviate the situation but as they are neither "official waste carriers" nor residents of the borough, the prevailing "jobsworth" atitude in the BoP frustrates them. Being a non-driver, my spare worktop is piled high with recyclables!
It wouldn't be so bad if those of us scheduled to have our Blue Bins emptied during the "holiday period" were pushed back a week but, despite repeated "mass protests", we have to go 4 full weeks between collections whereas the other half of the borough have their normal fortnightly collection. BoP seem to have blinkered / tunnel vision as they fail to see the benefits of putting the whole borough on a 3 week cycle over this period. I live in a block of 12 flats and as most of its residents don't have the sense &/or inclination to collapse boxes, etc, our Blue Bin (last services on Fri. 13th Dec & due to the intransigence of BoP not now being attended-to until this Fri. (10th Jan.)) has been full to overflowing since New Year's Day. Our Managing Agents are prepared to alleviate the situation but as they are neither "official waste carriers" nor residents of the borough, the prevailing "jobsworth" atitude in the BoP frustrates them. Being a non-driver, my spare worktop is piled high with recyclables! Parkstonian
  • Score: 12

2:16pm Tue 7 Jan 14

chrisii1991 says...

they disgust me. quick to demand council tax but couldn't care about delivering a service. the rubbish everywhere has attracted rats and other vermin
they disgust me. quick to demand council tax but couldn't care about delivering a service. the rubbish everywhere has attracted rats and other vermin chrisii1991
  • Score: 6

2:34pm Tue 7 Jan 14

boyerboy says...

How can the government set targets/ encourage recycling etc etc yet local councils can simply put yet more rubbish in the ground with no penalties being imposed on them ? A month between recycling bins being emptied is not acceptable - yes we all know this is not a new issue but never less, councils should be forced to arrange collections over the |Christmas period, or perhaps more recycling points, perhaps local councillors can make their gardens available NEXT Christmas as recycling points ?
How can the government set targets/ encourage recycling etc etc yet local councils can simply put yet more rubbish in the ground with no penalties being imposed on them ? A month between recycling bins being emptied is not acceptable - yes we all know this is not a new issue but never less, councils should be forced to arrange collections over the |Christmas period, or perhaps more recycling points, perhaps local councillors can make their gardens available NEXT Christmas as recycling points ? boyerboy
  • Score: 3

2:51pm Tue 7 Jan 14

we-shall-see says...

Flippin' heck, don't the dustmen deserve a week off for goodness sake?!!

Get of your backsides and take it to the tip - it *really* won't kill you. How did we manage before recycling bins? Just put it in the normal black bin and get yourself a life :o//
Flippin' heck, don't the dustmen deserve a week off for goodness sake?!! Get of your backsides and take it to the tip - it *really* won't kill you. How did we manage before recycling bins? Just put it in the normal black bin and get yourself a life :o// we-shall-see
  • Score: 6

3:05pm Tue 7 Jan 14

live-and-let-live says...

we had the same last year in hamworthy
we had the same last year in hamworthy live-and-let-live
  • Score: 6

3:24pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Arthur Maureen says...

Dave Hamilton - get a life!! if your blue bin is sending you towards a coronary you need to get out more!!! This is the case each and every year, locals are fully aware and as a few others have said, if you feel that strong about it bag it up and take it to the tip. I live in Poole also, have a full blue bin and have bagged up the other recycling in clear bags for the bin men to take this week. The Echo love winding people up and loads have fallen for it again, happy new year...
Dave Hamilton - get a life!! if your blue bin is sending you towards a coronary you need to get out more!!! This is the case each and every year, locals are fully aware and as a few others have said, if you feel that strong about it bag it up and take it to the tip. I live in Poole also, have a full blue bin and have bagged up the other recycling in clear bags for the bin men to take this week. The Echo love winding people up and loads have fallen for it again, happy new year... Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 8

3:47pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Tictock says...

Pointless complaining, the council do this every year, this year it happens to be the Penn Hill Mob who didn't get emptied! Next year it will be another area and Penn Hill mob won't complain then!
Seems odd that the council allow this to happen when in the areas where there is a near month without pick-up the litter in the area is enormous and all the council say is 'we advertised it in the media' as a get out of jail free card. Why not put stickers on buns again? Use local TV media?
Pointless complaining, the council do this every year, this year it happens to be the Penn Hill Mob who didn't get emptied! Next year it will be another area and Penn Hill mob won't complain then! Seems odd that the council allow this to happen when in the areas where there is a near month without pick-up the litter in the area is enormous and all the council say is 'we advertised it in the media' as a get out of jail free card. Why not put stickers on buns again? Use local TV media? Tictock
  • Score: -5

3:52pm Tue 7 Jan 14

chrisii1991 says...

Not everyone has transport to get to the tip. its not like you can pile bags on a bus is it? thats why we have binmen!
Not everyone has transport to get to the tip. its not like you can pile bags on a bus is it? thats why we have binmen! chrisii1991
  • Score: 7

3:53pm Tue 7 Jan 14

djd says...

Let Bournemouth take over your waste collection or at least show you how it's done.
We only miss out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and that's only every six or seven years.
What do the refuse collection staff during their week off ?? Christmas shopping ??
Let Bournemouth take over your waste collection or at least show you how it's done. We only miss out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and that's only every six or seven years. What do the refuse collection staff during their week off ?? Christmas shopping ?? djd
  • Score: -4

3:57pm Tue 7 Jan 14

speedy231278 says...

we-shall-see wrote:
Flippin' heck, don't the dustmen deserve a week off for goodness sake?!!

Get of your backsides and take it to the tip - it *really* won't kill you. How did we manage before recycling bins? Just put it in the normal black bin and get yourself a life :o//
What about people without cars, and disabled, elderly and infirm people who cannot take it to the tip? The issue is that all the bins are full, not just the recycling!
[quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: Flippin' heck, don't the dustmen deserve a week off for goodness sake?!! Get of your backsides and take it to the tip - it *really* won't kill you. How did we manage before recycling bins? Just put it in the normal black bin and get yourself a life :o//[/p][/quote]What about people without cars, and disabled, elderly and infirm people who cannot take it to the tip? The issue is that all the bins are full, not just the recycling! speedy231278
  • Score: 11

4:35pm Tue 7 Jan 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

Poole Borough Council website on waste is quite clear.
Keep the lid shut.
Make sure the bins and refuse does not attract vermin.So how can you contain that in Four Weeks.

I can see why Mr Hamilton complained and why not.As for Authur Maureen,You get a life ! It wasn't long ago you were complaining about street cleansing.

At least Bournemouth had it organised.So did Canford Cliffs get there collected ?? I know who to phone !

Well done Mr Hamilton.
Poole Borough Council website on waste is quite clear. Keep the lid shut. Make sure the bins and refuse does not attract vermin.So how can you contain that in Four Weeks. I can see why Mr Hamilton complained and why not.As for Authur Maureen,You get a life ! It wasn't long ago you were complaining about street cleansing. At least Bournemouth had it organised.So did Canford Cliffs get there collected ?? I know who to phone ! Well done Mr Hamilton. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 2

4:39pm Tue 7 Jan 14

churchill gardens resident says...

good job you don't live in boscombe some residents don't know what a recycling bin is let alone what a commiunity veg patch is
good job you don't live in boscombe some residents don't know what a recycling bin is let alone what a commiunity veg patch is churchill gardens resident
  • Score: 6

4:39pm Tue 7 Jan 14

topofall says...

It's not just the 'Penn Hill mob', it's half the borough that suffers this. I have stood in my bin twice, it's full now and there is another week yet before collection. What is annoying is the residents that put their bins out without checking and the they get blown over and the rubbish goes everywhere!

I see lots of recyclables in peoples overflowing normal bins and this sheer waste!
It's not just the 'Penn Hill mob', it's half the borough that suffers this. I have stood in my bin twice, it's full now and there is another week yet before collection. What is annoying is the residents that put their bins out without checking and the they get blown over and the rubbish goes everywhere! I see lots of recyclables in peoples overflowing normal bins and this sheer waste! topofall
  • Score: 5

4:43pm Tue 7 Jan 14

apm1954 says...

"fury" get a grip with yourselves the bin has not been emptied, shock horror.
"fury" get a grip with yourselves the bin has not been emptied, shock horror. apm1954
  • Score: 5

5:00pm Tue 7 Jan 14

churchill gardens resident says...

Take it down the town hall & empty it out in the lobby & if they don't like it ..tell them they should organise there waste collections better over the Christmas period or dump it in the cresent boscombe that's a sh1t hole.../
Take it down the town hall & empty it out in the lobby & if they don't like it ..tell them they should organise there waste collections better over the Christmas period or dump it in the cresent boscombe that's a sh1t hole.../ churchill gardens resident
  • Score: -1

5:04pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Arthur Maureen says...

politicaltrainspotte
r
wrote:
Poole Borough Council website on waste is quite clear.
Keep the lid shut.
Make sure the bins and refuse does not attract vermin.So how can you contain that in Four Weeks.

I can see why Mr Hamilton complained and why not.As for Authur Maureen,You get a life ! It wasn't long ago you were complaining about street cleansing.

At least Bournemouth had it organised.So did Canford Cliffs get there collected ?? I know who to phone !

Well done Mr Hamilton.
Calm down you old twonk, you'll end up like Dave!!!

Plenty more serious things to worked up over, then again in your world...
[quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: Poole Borough Council website on waste is quite clear. Keep the lid shut. Make sure the bins and refuse does not attract vermin.So how can you contain that in Four Weeks. I can see why Mr Hamilton complained and why not.As for Authur Maureen,You get a life ! It wasn't long ago you were complaining about street cleansing. At least Bournemouth had it organised.So did Canford Cliffs get there collected ?? I know who to phone ! Well done Mr Hamilton.[/p][/quote]Calm down you old twonk, you'll end up like Dave!!! Plenty more serious things to worked up over, then again in your world... Arthur Maureen
  • Score: -3

5:22pm Tue 7 Jan 14

ol'bag lady says...

djd wrote:
Let Bournemouth take over your waste collection or at least show you how it's done.
We only miss out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and that's only every six or seven years.
What do the refuse collection staff during their week off ?? Christmas shopping ??
Yes - Poole should take a tip from Bournemouth and how they manage.
I live on a stretch of the main Wimborne Road in Winton and feel very lucky as far as this service goes. The team we have collecting the refuse each Wednesday are superb - excellent in the way they do their job. A very young couple of fellows who are always happy and smiling using their job to keep fit - judging by the quick way they move. The driver too is very pleasant. The job they do, at the time they do it and in all weathers - they deserve credit when it is due because as they know in Poole they would soon get the brickbats if earned. Well done to all three of you.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: Let Bournemouth take over your waste collection or at least show you how it's done. We only miss out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and that's only every six or seven years. What do the refuse collection staff during their week off ?? Christmas shopping ??[/p][/quote]Yes - Poole should take a tip from Bournemouth and how they manage. I live on a stretch of the main Wimborne Road in Winton and feel very lucky as far as this service goes. The team we have collecting the refuse each Wednesday are superb - excellent in the way they do their job. A very young couple of fellows who are always happy and smiling using their job to keep fit - judging by the quick way they move. The driver too is very pleasant. The job they do, at the time they do it and in all weathers - they deserve credit when it is due because as they know in Poole they would soon get the brickbats if earned. Well done to all three of you. ol'bag lady
  • Score: 10

5:23pm Tue 7 Jan 14

lloydyg33 says...

This has been a real hassle! Our recycling bins have been full since Boxing day and haven't been collected! The weather doesn't help with them being blown over! Also we've not had our domestic bins collected and they are full which is causing us to have to keep the bin bag full in the bin and use plastic bags which are beginning to pile up next to our bin in the kitchen.... NOT HAPPY!
This has been a real hassle! Our recycling bins have been full since Boxing day and haven't been collected! The weather doesn't help with them being blown over! Also we've not had our domestic bins collected and they are full which is causing us to have to keep the bin bag full in the bin and use plastic bags which are beginning to pile up next to our bin in the kitchen.... NOT HAPPY! lloydyg33
  • Score: 4

6:21pm Tue 7 Jan 14

steveatbournemouth says...

How many times does it take for Poole residents to LISTEN. Well done BoP, pity your Penn Hill residents can't read??
How many times does it take for Poole residents to LISTEN. Well done BoP, pity your Penn Hill residents can't read?? steveatbournemouth
  • Score: -1

7:14pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Carolyn43 says...

What is frustrating is that the "Your Poole" recycling and waste collection section on the Poole web site isn't working, and hasn't been working for some time. I print out the year's recycling calender for several of my neighbours and hadn't been able to do so. Emailed the council and they sent me a copy for the coming year. The page worked for a couple of days and now it's not working again - against both recycling and waste, it just says "Label" with no link to the calendar or other information.
What is frustrating is that the "Your Poole" recycling and waste collection section on the Poole web site isn't working, and hasn't been working for some time. I print out the year's recycling calender for several of my neighbours and hadn't been able to do so. Emailed the council and they sent me a copy for the coming year. The page worked for a couple of days and now it's not working again - against both recycling and waste, it just says "Label" with no link to the calendar or other information. Carolyn43
  • Score: 3

7:22pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Hobad1 says...

This is such a human tragedy. Perhaps we should ask all those lucky people, who were flooded out of their homes over the festive period and spared the torture of having a nice Christmas dinner, to have a whip-round for those poor unfortunate souls in Penn Hill. I'll get the ball rolling.....theres 1p waiting here.
This is such a human tragedy. Perhaps we should ask all those lucky people, who were flooded out of their homes over the festive period and spared the torture of having a nice Christmas dinner, to have a whip-round for those poor unfortunate souls in Penn Hill. I'll get the ball rolling.....theres 1p waiting here. Hobad1
  • Score: 6

7:24pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Paul 1 says...

Like everyone else on here we had no collection over Xmas
We live in an apartment in sandbanks where most of the year the bin men have an easy job because most of the properties are empty creating no rubbish.
Over the Xmas period the rubbish built up ,after collecting on Friday they left most of the rubbish in the bin compound and left the bin outside also leaving rubbish to blow all over the place. What has happened to service ? how long would it have taken to pick up the loose rubbish and restore faith in council services. I also think the lack of communication regarding the collections over Xmas who looks at the council website about collections ? A sticker on the bin is that too much !
Like everyone else on here we had no collection over Xmas We live in an apartment in sandbanks where most of the year the bin men have an easy job because most of the properties are empty creating no rubbish. Over the Xmas period the rubbish built up ,after collecting on Friday they left most of the rubbish in the bin compound and left the bin outside also leaving rubbish to blow all over the place. What has happened to service ? how long would it have taken to pick up the loose rubbish and restore faith in council services. I also think the lack of communication regarding the collections over Xmas who looks at the council website about collections ? A sticker on the bin is that too much ! Paul 1
  • Score: -2

7:52pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Baysider says...

Meanwhile back in the real world 1000's of people have lost their home, everything they own and in some sad cases their lives. Local authorities around the UK are swamped literally and figuratively for requests for help and working flat out to keep us safe, our roads open and our schools, shops and businesses functioning. Let's not even begin to compare with what others around the world have to cope with.

Mr Hamilton, dry your eyes, stop your snivelling and get on with it. And that goes for each and everyone one of the bedwetting posters who've supported your childish strop above too.

It's Christmas wrapping paper for heavens sake not nuclear waste...
Meanwhile back in the real world 1000's of people have lost their home, everything they own and in some sad cases their lives. Local authorities around the UK are swamped literally and figuratively for requests for help and working flat out to keep us safe, our roads open and our schools, shops and businesses functioning. Let's not even begin to compare with what others around the world have to cope with. Mr Hamilton, dry your eyes, stop your snivelling and get on with it. And that goes for each and everyone one of the bedwetting posters who've supported your childish strop above too. It's Christmas wrapping paper for heavens sake not nuclear waste... Baysider
  • Score: 12

8:33pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Tig says...

It wouldn't have been so bad if people had known when the next collection for blue bins was.
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Yesterday, the majority of residents of the Conifer Park area/Durrant Road/Alton Road area etc put out their bins, only to find there was no collection. What made it worse, was that for at least four days (that I know of) - from last Thursday to Sunday, BOP's recycling bit of their website wasn't working, with a 'can't connect to the server' error message. That meant people couldn't even look up the dates.
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When you can access that part of the site, it's so difficult to find the dates for your particular road that the Council have had to put instructions there: 'how to navigate our website to find your recycling calendar' What would have been wrong with having an alphabetical list of all roads on the recycling home page, with a link to the relevant calendar? At least people could have looked this up as the Recycling home page was working.
It wouldn't have been so bad if people had known when the next collection for blue bins was. . Yesterday, the majority of residents of the Conifer Park area/Durrant Road/Alton Road area etc put out their bins, only to find there was no collection. What made it worse, was that for at least four days (that I know of) - from last Thursday to Sunday, BOP's recycling bit of their website wasn't working, with a 'can't connect to the server' error message. That meant people couldn't even look up the dates. . When you can access that part of the site, it's so difficult to find the dates for your particular road that the Council have had to put instructions there: 'how to navigate our website to find your recycling calendar' What would have been wrong with having an alphabetical list of all roads on the recycling home page, with a link to the relevant calendar? At least people could have looked this up as the Recycling home page was working. Tig
  • Score: 3

9:25pm Tue 7 Jan 14

sea poole says...

Carolyn - Read your Poole News -or has that been consigned to the recycling bin?
Blimey what a load of old whingers!
Carolyn - Read your Poole News -or has that been consigned to the recycling bin? Blimey what a load of old whingers! sea poole
  • Score: 2

10:13pm Tue 7 Jan 14

O'Reilly says...

Poole Council Refuse Collectors have always had the week off between Christmas and the New Year........it must be newbies complaining who are not familiar with this holiday.
Poole Council Refuse Collectors have always had the week off between Christmas and the New Year........it must be newbies complaining who are not familiar with this holiday. O'Reilly
  • Score: 1

10:17pm Tue 7 Jan 14

O'Reilly says...

djd wrote:
Let Bournemouth take over your waste collection or at least show you how it's done.
We only miss out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and that's only every six or seven years.
What do the refuse collection staff during their week off ?? Christmas shopping ??
It is part of their holiday entitlement agreed years ago between the Management and the Unions. BBC have a different set up but were also thinking - some years back - of copying the Poole arrangement.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: Let Bournemouth take over your waste collection or at least show you how it's done. We only miss out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and that's only every six or seven years. What do the refuse collection staff during their week off ?? Christmas shopping ??[/p][/quote]It is part of their holiday entitlement agreed years ago between the Management and the Unions. BBC have a different set up but were also thinking - some years back - of copying the Poole arrangement. O'Reilly
  • Score: -1

10:37pm Tue 7 Jan 14

rozmister says...

Paul 1 wrote:
Like everyone else on here we had no collection over Xmas
We live in an apartment in sandbanks where most of the year the bin men have an easy job because most of the properties are empty creating no rubbish.
Over the Xmas period the rubbish built up ,after collecting on Friday they left most of the rubbish in the bin compound and left the bin outside also leaving rubbish to blow all over the place. What has happened to service ? how long would it have taken to pick up the loose rubbish and restore faith in council services. I also think the lack of communication regarding the collections over Xmas who looks at the council website about collections ? A sticker on the bin is that too much !
So according to your story most of the year you have no problems with your rubbish collection as what little there is is collected by the bin men? The ONE time in the whole year they came to collect a full bin you're furious because they made a mess (which given the weather may not have been down to carelessness but trying to collect in high winds) and you think they need to restore your faith in the service?? Do the other 49 weeks of the year that you have no complaint about count for nothing? I despair.
[quote][p][bold]Paul 1[/bold] wrote: Like everyone else on here we had no collection over Xmas We live in an apartment in sandbanks where most of the year the bin men have an easy job because most of the properties are empty creating no rubbish. Over the Xmas period the rubbish built up ,after collecting on Friday they left most of the rubbish in the bin compound and left the bin outside also leaving rubbish to blow all over the place. What has happened to service ? how long would it have taken to pick up the loose rubbish and restore faith in council services. I also think the lack of communication regarding the collections over Xmas who looks at the council website about collections ? A sticker on the bin is that too much ![/p][/quote]So according to your story most of the year you have no problems with your rubbish collection as what little there is is collected by the bin men? The ONE time in the whole year they came to collect a full bin you're furious because they made a mess (which given the weather may not have been down to carelessness but trying to collect in high winds) and you think they need to restore your faith in the service?? Do the other 49 weeks of the year that you have no complaint about count for nothing? I despair. rozmister
  • Score: 6

10:42pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Peroni says...

Baysider wrote:
Meanwhile back in the real world 1000's of people have lost their home, everything they own and in some sad cases their lives. Local authorities around the UK are swamped literally and figuratively for requests for help and working flat out to keep us safe, our roads open and our schools, shops and businesses functioning. Let's not even begin to compare with what others around the world have to cope with.

Mr Hamilton, dry your eyes, stop your snivelling and get on with it. And that goes for each and everyone one of the bedwetting posters who've supported your childish strop above too.

It's Christmas wrapping paper for heavens sake not nuclear waste...
We pay dearly for our services ...... Have you seen the condition of local roads ( like Herbet Avenue.... Just one of many roads )resurfaced many times and breaking up after each time ( poor service ? Poor materials ? ) .
Failing schools ( Kempy ..... Lol)
I watched our bin men retrieve a black bag out of a neighbors black bin .....because the lid was up by about 6 inches ,then he left it on the driveway.The rubbish that's left on bin days on the roads by the bin men is more than before they arrived !
Local roads flooding ? What's happend to the gully suckers to suck all the leaves and debris out of the drains ? Dosent happen ! Or not often enough .
You could carry on with the list .......... But if your happy with your hard earned money spent so wisely good for you !
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: Meanwhile back in the real world 1000's of people have lost their home, everything they own and in some sad cases their lives. Local authorities around the UK are swamped literally and figuratively for requests for help and working flat out to keep us safe, our roads open and our schools, shops and businesses functioning. Let's not even begin to compare with what others around the world have to cope with. Mr Hamilton, dry your eyes, stop your snivelling and get on with it. And that goes for each and everyone one of the bedwetting posters who've supported your childish strop above too. It's Christmas wrapping paper for heavens sake not nuclear waste...[/p][/quote]We pay dearly for our services ...... Have you seen the condition of local roads ( like Herbet Avenue.... Just one of many roads )resurfaced many times and breaking up after each time ( poor service ? Poor materials ? ) . Failing schools ( Kempy ..... Lol) I watched our bin men retrieve a black bag out of a neighbors black bin .....because the lid was up by about 6 inches ,then he left it on the driveway.The rubbish that's left on bin days on the roads by the bin men is more than before they arrived ! Local roads flooding ? What's happend to the gully suckers to suck all the leaves and debris out of the drains ? Dosent happen ! Or not often enough . You could carry on with the list .......... But if your happy with your hard earned money spent so wisely good for you ! Peroni
  • Score: 4

11:04pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Baysider says...

Nope. What you pay 'dearly' for is adult social services closely followed by educational services. Everything else you get from your local council is basically a bonus. I've no idea what the weekly cost to us of picking up our rubbish is but it will certainly be measured in pennies rather than pounds. Yet some people still expect some sort of Rolls Royce service on a second hand old banger budget.

Get used to it as it's only going to get worse.
Nope. What you pay 'dearly' for is adult social services closely followed by educational services. Everything else you get from your local council is basically a bonus. I've no idea what the weekly cost to us of picking up our rubbish is but it will certainly be measured in pennies rather than pounds. Yet some people still expect some sort of Rolls Royce service on a second hand old banger budget. Get used to it as it's only going to get worse. Baysider
  • Score: 4

11:05pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

No wonder people fly-tip. I might consider if my council didn't pick up my bin. Ahhh, just kidding, my council is reliable.
No wonder people fly-tip. I might consider if my council didn't pick up my bin. Ahhh, just kidding, my council is reliable. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 2

11:08pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Wackerone says...

we-shall-see wrote:
Flippin' heck, don't the dustmen deserve a week off for goodness sake?!!

Get of your backsides and take it to the tip - it *really* won't kill you. How did we manage before recycling bins? Just put it in the normal black bin and get yourself a life :o//
Idiot, don't you think that the police deserve a week off, fireman, ambulance, nurses, doctors, power workers, water workers, bus drivers, taxi drivers, shop workers, do you want me to go on. My son and his wife were both working on Christmas Day and Boxing Day on two different shifts leaving 3 children with only one parent for most of the day. Bin collection is a service industry along side all the others that I have mentioned and the sooner Robson remembers that the better. Engage brain prior to opening mouth and spouting drivel.
[quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: Flippin' heck, don't the dustmen deserve a week off for goodness sake?!! Get of your backsides and take it to the tip - it *really* won't kill you. How did we manage before recycling bins? Just put it in the normal black bin and get yourself a life :o//[/p][/quote]Idiot, don't you think that the police deserve a week off, fireman, ambulance, nurses, doctors, power workers, water workers, bus drivers, taxi drivers, shop workers, do you want me to go on. My son and his wife were both working on Christmas Day and Boxing Day on two different shifts leaving 3 children with only one parent for most of the day. Bin collection is a service industry along side all the others that I have mentioned and the sooner Robson remembers that the better. Engage brain prior to opening mouth and spouting drivel. Wackerone
  • Score: 3

12:08am Wed 8 Jan 14

rozmister says...

Baysider wrote:
Nope. What you pay 'dearly' for is adult social services closely followed by educational services. Everything else you get from your local council is basically a bonus. I've no idea what the weekly cost to us of picking up our rubbish is but it will certainly be measured in pennies rather than pounds. Yet some people still expect some sort of Rolls Royce service on a second hand old banger budget.

Get used to it as it's only going to get worse.
Couldn't agree more Baysider. 19.2million (approx) is spent on ALL environmental services which would include rubbish collection. This is out of a total spend on services of 299 million. So rubbish collections could be no more than about 6.5% of the council tax cost and realistically they're significantly less than that because that 6.5% would have to include other costs like street cleansing, tips, conservation work, pollution monitoring, etc. The weekly cost of a rubbish collection per household would be an insignificant amount, a drop in the ocean when it comes to council tax expenditure.

When you then factor in the significant cuts to funding from central government that are leaving local authorities with massive deficits that couldn't realistically be plugged by council tax increases I think it's a bloody miracle they keep going and they manage to get their services running efficiently for the vast majority of time.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: Nope. What you pay 'dearly' for is adult social services closely followed by educational services. Everything else you get from your local council is basically a bonus. I've no idea what the weekly cost to us of picking up our rubbish is but it will certainly be measured in pennies rather than pounds. Yet some people still expect some sort of Rolls Royce service on a second hand old banger budget. Get used to it as it's only going to get worse.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more Baysider. 19.2million (approx) is spent on ALL environmental services which would include rubbish collection. This is out of a total spend on services of 299 million. So rubbish collections could be no more than about 6.5% of the council tax cost and realistically they're significantly less than that because that 6.5% would have to include other costs like street cleansing, tips, conservation work, pollution monitoring, etc. The weekly cost of a rubbish collection per household would be an insignificant amount, a drop in the ocean when it comes to council tax expenditure. When you then factor in the significant cuts to funding from central government that are leaving local authorities with massive deficits that couldn't realistically be plugged by council tax increases I think it's a bloody miracle they keep going and they manage to get their services running efficiently for the vast majority of time. rozmister
  • Score: 3

6:54am Wed 8 Jan 14

churchill gardens resident says...

if you don't like it in poole move to boscombe & help regenerate the area but please stop moaning
if you don't like it in poole move to boscombe & help regenerate the area but please stop moaning churchill gardens resident
  • Score: 0

7:08am Wed 8 Jan 14

Baysider says...

rozmister wrote:
Baysider wrote:
Nope. What you pay 'dearly' for is adult social services closely followed by educational services. Everything else you get from your local council is basically a bonus. I've no idea what the weekly cost to us of picking up our rubbish is but it will certainly be measured in pennies rather than pounds. Yet some people still expect some sort of Rolls Royce service on a second hand old banger budget.

Get used to it as it's only going to get worse.
Couldn't agree more Baysider. 19.2million (approx) is spent on ALL environmental services which would include rubbish collection. This is out of a total spend on services of 299 million. So rubbish collections could be no more than about 6.5% of the council tax cost and realistically they're significantly less than that because that 6.5% would have to include other costs like street cleansing, tips, conservation work, pollution monitoring, etc. The weekly cost of a rubbish collection per household would be an insignificant amount, a drop in the ocean when it comes to council tax expenditure.

When you then factor in the significant cuts to funding from central government that are leaving local authorities with massive deficits that couldn't realistically be plugged by council tax increases I think it's a bloody miracle they keep going and they manage to get their services running efficiently for the vast majority of time.
Hurrah! There's at least a few of on here with a grasp of the true situation. Sadly the "it's the only thing they do for us, is picking up the bins" mob have very large numbers though...if not the wit to stop and think once in a while.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: Nope. What you pay 'dearly' for is adult social services closely followed by educational services. Everything else you get from your local council is basically a bonus. I've no idea what the weekly cost to us of picking up our rubbish is but it will certainly be measured in pennies rather than pounds. Yet some people still expect some sort of Rolls Royce service on a second hand old banger budget. Get used to it as it's only going to get worse.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more Baysider. 19.2million (approx) is spent on ALL environmental services which would include rubbish collection. This is out of a total spend on services of 299 million. So rubbish collections could be no more than about 6.5% of the council tax cost and realistically they're significantly less than that because that 6.5% would have to include other costs like street cleansing, tips, conservation work, pollution monitoring, etc. The weekly cost of a rubbish collection per household would be an insignificant amount, a drop in the ocean when it comes to council tax expenditure. When you then factor in the significant cuts to funding from central government that are leaving local authorities with massive deficits that couldn't realistically be plugged by council tax increases I think it's a bloody miracle they keep going and they manage to get their services running efficiently for the vast majority of time.[/p][/quote]Hurrah! There's at least a few of on here with a grasp of the true situation. Sadly the "it's the only thing they do for us, is picking up the bins" mob have very large numbers though...if not the wit to stop and think once in a while. Baysider
  • Score: 2

8:35am Wed 8 Jan 14

Paul 1 says...

rozmister wrote:
Paul 1 wrote:
Like everyone else on here we had no collection over Xmas
We live in an apartment in sandbanks where most of the year the bin men have an easy job because most of the properties are empty creating no rubbish.
Over the Xmas period the rubbish built up ,after collecting on Friday they left most of the rubbish in the bin compound and left the bin outside also leaving rubbish to blow all over the place. What has happened to service ? how long would it have taken to pick up the loose rubbish and restore faith in council services. I also think the lack of communication regarding the collections over Xmas who looks at the council website about collections ? A sticker on the bin is that too much !
So according to your story most of the year you have no problems with your rubbish collection as what little there is is collected by the bin men? The ONE time in the whole year they came to collect a full bin you're furious because they made a mess (which given the weather may not have been down to carelessness but trying to collect in high winds) and you think they need to restore your faith in the service?? Do the other 49 weeks of the year that you have no complaint about count for nothing? I despair.
You despair, that's a bit dramatic
I'm not saying we don't have any other problems, but none that warrant a complaint to the authorities .
the rubbish was not just blowing in the wind !, but had blatantly not been properly collected.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul 1[/bold] wrote: Like everyone else on here we had no collection over Xmas We live in an apartment in sandbanks where most of the year the bin men have an easy job because most of the properties are empty creating no rubbish. Over the Xmas period the rubbish built up ,after collecting on Friday they left most of the rubbish in the bin compound and left the bin outside also leaving rubbish to blow all over the place. What has happened to service ? how long would it have taken to pick up the loose rubbish and restore faith in council services. I also think the lack of communication regarding the collections over Xmas who looks at the council website about collections ? A sticker on the bin is that too much ![/p][/quote]So according to your story most of the year you have no problems with your rubbish collection as what little there is is collected by the bin men? The ONE time in the whole year they came to collect a full bin you're furious because they made a mess (which given the weather may not have been down to carelessness but trying to collect in high winds) and you think they need to restore your faith in the service?? Do the other 49 weeks of the year that you have no complaint about count for nothing? I despair.[/p][/quote]You despair, that's a bit dramatic I'm not saying we don't have any other problems, but none that warrant a complaint to the authorities . the rubbish was not just blowing in the wind !, but had blatantly not been properly collected. Paul 1
  • Score: -2

8:43am Wed 8 Jan 14

Carolyn43 says...

sea poole wrote:
Carolyn - Read your Poole News -or has that been consigned to the recycling bin?
Blimey what a load of old whingers!
I always used to and I would if we had one - haven't seen one for over a year.
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Carolyn - Read your Poole News -or has that been consigned to the recycling bin? Blimey what a load of old whingers![/p][/quote]I always used to and I would if we had one - haven't seen one for over a year. Carolyn43
  • Score: 1

8:56am Wed 8 Jan 14

moost says...

we-shall-see wrote:
Flippin' heck, don't the dustmen deserve a week off for goodness sake?!!

Get of your backsides and take it to the tip - it *really* won't kill you. How did we manage before recycling bins? Just put it in the normal black bin and get yourself a life :o//
No they don't!! They should maintain services and restrict leave like every other area of public sector.
[quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: Flippin' heck, don't the dustmen deserve a week off for goodness sake?!! Get of your backsides and take it to the tip - it *really* won't kill you. How did we manage before recycling bins? Just put it in the normal black bin and get yourself a life :o//[/p][/quote]No they don't!! They should maintain services and restrict leave like every other area of public sector. moost
  • Score: 2

9:30am Wed 8 Jan 14

rozmister says...

Paul 1 wrote:
rozmister wrote:
Paul 1 wrote: Like everyone else on here we had no collection over Xmas We live in an apartment in sandbanks where most of the year the bin men have an easy job because most of the properties are empty creating no rubbish. Over the Xmas period the rubbish built up ,after collecting on Friday they left most of the rubbish in the bin compound and left the bin outside also leaving rubbish to blow all over the place. What has happened to service ? how long would it have taken to pick up the loose rubbish and restore faith in council services. I also think the lack of communication regarding the collections over Xmas who looks at the council website about collections ? A sticker on the bin is that too much !
So according to your story most of the year you have no problems with your rubbish collection as what little there is is collected by the bin men? The ONE time in the whole year they came to collect a full bin you're furious because they made a mess (which given the weather may not have been down to carelessness but trying to collect in high winds) and you think they need to restore your faith in the service?? Do the other 49 weeks of the year that you have no complaint about count for nothing? I despair.
You despair, that's a bit dramatic I'm not saying we don't have any other problems, but none that warrant a complaint to the authorities . the rubbish was not just blowing in the wind !, but had blatantly not been properly collected.
So despairing is dramatic but being upset about the 1 bad collection out of 50 isn't at all? Interesting.
[quote][p][bold]Paul 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul 1[/bold] wrote: Like everyone else on here we had no collection over Xmas We live in an apartment in sandbanks where most of the year the bin men have an easy job because most of the properties are empty creating no rubbish. Over the Xmas period the rubbish built up ,after collecting on Friday they left most of the rubbish in the bin compound and left the bin outside also leaving rubbish to blow all over the place. What has happened to service ? how long would it have taken to pick up the loose rubbish and restore faith in council services. I also think the lack of communication regarding the collections over Xmas who looks at the council website about collections ? A sticker on the bin is that too much ![/p][/quote]So according to your story most of the year you have no problems with your rubbish collection as what little there is is collected by the bin men? The ONE time in the whole year they came to collect a full bin you're furious because they made a mess (which given the weather may not have been down to carelessness but trying to collect in high winds) and you think they need to restore your faith in the service?? Do the other 49 weeks of the year that you have no complaint about count for nothing? I despair.[/p][/quote]You despair, that's a bit dramatic I'm not saying we don't have any other problems, but none that warrant a complaint to the authorities . the rubbish was not just blowing in the wind !, but had blatantly not been properly collected.[/p][/quote]So despairing is dramatic but being upset about the 1 bad collection out of 50 isn't at all? Interesting. rozmister
  • Score: 3

10:08am Wed 8 Jan 14

MMM444 says...

Paul 1 wrote:
Like everyone else on here we had no collection over Xmas
We live in an apartment in sandbanks where most of the year the bin men have an easy job because most of the properties are empty creating no rubbish.
Over the Xmas period the rubbish built up ,after collecting on Friday they left most of the rubbish in the bin compound and left the bin outside also leaving rubbish to blow all over the place. What has happened to service ? how long would it have taken to pick up the loose rubbish and restore faith in council services. I also think the lack of communication regarding the collections over Xmas who looks at the council website about collections ? A sticker on the bin is that too much !
Don't drop that sweet wrapper mate, or that fag butt, £75 fine
[quote][p][bold]Paul 1[/bold] wrote: Like everyone else on here we had no collection over Xmas We live in an apartment in sandbanks where most of the year the bin men have an easy job because most of the properties are empty creating no rubbish. Over the Xmas period the rubbish built up ,after collecting on Friday they left most of the rubbish in the bin compound and left the bin outside also leaving rubbish to blow all over the place. What has happened to service ? how long would it have taken to pick up the loose rubbish and restore faith in council services. I also think the lack of communication regarding the collections over Xmas who looks at the council website about collections ? A sticker on the bin is that too much ![/p][/quote]Don't drop that sweet wrapper mate, or that fag butt, £75 fine MMM444
  • Score: 2

11:39am Wed 8 Jan 14

LornaBournemouth says...

It seems that David Hamilton really needs to get a life!
It seems that David Hamilton really needs to get a life! LornaBournemouth
  • Score: 1

12:46pm Wed 8 Jan 14

dorsetgills says...

We had the same trouble but after last years 6weeks with no bin collection this one was a doddle. Tho the grumpy old bin men moaned that the rubbish was piled all over the place.
We had the same trouble but after last years 6weeks with no bin collection this one was a doddle. Tho the grumpy old bin men moaned that the rubbish was piled all over the place. dorsetgills
  • Score: 0

3:11pm Wed 8 Jan 14

davecook says...

speedy231278 wrote:
we-shall-see wrote:
Flippin' heck, don't the dustmen deserve a week off for goodness sake?!!

Get of your backsides and take it to the tip - it *really* won't kill you. How did we manage before recycling bins? Just put it in the normal black bin and get yourself a life :o//
What about people without cars, and disabled, elderly and infirm people who cannot take it to the tip? The issue is that all the bins are full, not just the recycling!
People who do not own cars probably have less to recycle as they will not have been out buying loads of stuff with packaging before Christmas as it's inconvenient shopping by bus. Far easier to plan ahead and keep a big cardboard box or two back to store excess recycling in, the council will take extra on the first week back. But I suppose moaning is easier than planning......
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we-shall-see[/bold] wrote: Flippin' heck, don't the dustmen deserve a week off for goodness sake?!! Get of your backsides and take it to the tip - it *really* won't kill you. How did we manage before recycling bins? Just put it in the normal black bin and get yourself a life :o//[/p][/quote]What about people without cars, and disabled, elderly and infirm people who cannot take it to the tip? The issue is that all the bins are full, not just the recycling![/p][/quote]People who do not own cars probably have less to recycle as they will not have been out buying loads of stuff with packaging before Christmas as it's inconvenient shopping by bus. Far easier to plan ahead and keep a big cardboard box or two back to store excess recycling in, the council will take extra on the first week back. But I suppose moaning is easier than planning...... davecook
  • Score: -2

6:42pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Carolyn43 says...

Half my street had a recycling collection on 24th December and the next on 7th January. i.e. they did not miss a collection so only the normal 2 weeks between; they are on week 2 calendars. The other half had a collection on 17th December and don't get another until 14th January. i.e. a missed collection so 4 weeks between collections; they're on week 1 calendars.
.........
It would have been fairer and more sensible if those who had a collection on the 17th December had the next on 7th January and every 2 weeks after that, and those who had a collection on 24th December got their next on 14th January so both had 3 weeks between collection. But that's addressed on the Poole Council web site - apparently people get confused if there's 3 weeks between collections instead of 2, but don't if there's 4.
Half my street had a recycling collection on 24th December and the next on 7th January. i.e. they did not miss a collection so only the normal 2 weeks between; they are on week 2 calendars. The other half had a collection on 17th December and don't get another until 14th January. i.e. a missed collection so 4 weeks between collections; they're on week 1 calendars. ......... It would have been fairer and more sensible if those who had a collection on the 17th December had the next on 7th January and every 2 weeks after that, and those who had a collection on 24th December got their next on 14th January so both had 3 weeks between collection. But that's addressed on the Poole Council web site - apparently people get confused if there's 3 weeks between collections instead of 2, but don't if there's 4. Carolyn43
  • Score: 1

6:50pm Wed 8 Jan 14

EGHH says...

Guess what! The council sent a bin lorry down my road but as we hadn't been told it was today (8th) no one had the bins out. How ruddy stupid is this Council!! We are all put the recycled stuff in a black bins (they get collected every week) as we no longer have room in our blue bins. And why should we have to take our recycled waste to the tip when we pay Council Tax for the privilege of having our bins collected.
Guess what! The council sent a bin lorry down my road but as we hadn't been told it was today (8th) no one had the bins out. How ruddy stupid is this Council!! We are all put the recycled stuff in a black bins (they get collected every week) as we no longer have room in our blue bins. And why should we have to take our recycled waste to the tip when we pay Council Tax for the privilege of having our bins collected. EGHH
  • Score: 1

10:07am Thu 9 Jan 14

Victor_Meldrew_Lives! says...

It's the same every year with Poole Council. Anyone who has lived here for more than a year should know that but a large proportion don't.
People are lazy and ignorant and don't 'compact' the rubbish hence it flows out of the bins and onto the roads. With the weather we have had recently it then blows everywhere.
Of course the binmen should have the bank holidays off, but that is it. Waste collection is an essential service!
New Forest council only give their binmen the bank holidays off, then 'catch up' with additional collections over the next few days.
The difference with The New Forest and Poole. The New Forest service is by a private company whereas the Poole collection is in-house, i.e. the local council mentality - NOT MY PROBLEM MATE!
It's the same every year with Poole Council. Anyone who has lived here for more than a year should know that but a large proportion don't. People are lazy and ignorant and don't 'compact' the rubbish hence it flows out of the bins and onto the roads. With the weather we have had recently it then blows everywhere. Of course the binmen should have the bank holidays off, but that is it. Waste collection is an essential service! New Forest council only give their binmen the bank holidays off, then 'catch up' with additional collections over the next few days. The difference with The New Forest and Poole. The New Forest service is by a private company whereas the Poole collection is in-house, i.e. the local council mentality - NOT MY PROBLEM MATE! Victor_Meldrew_Lives!
  • Score: 0

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