Speaking in the House of Commons today, Greg called for the Local Government Secretary’s intervention to ensure local waste contractor, Urbaser, provide the service residents rightly expect.
Greg paid tribute to the ‘magnificent’ work of the Borough’s bin men and women throughout the Covid crisis but highlighted the growing concerns about the organisation’s management.
Commenting after the session of Oral Questions, Greg said, “It is unacceptable that taxpayers should find week on week their bins go uncollected, food festering and verges strewn with litter.
“Picking up the rubbish is basic stuff. But first we were told the problems were with bedding in. Then it was the introduction of new collections, like glass. Next it was the pandemic. Now we are a further fifteen months on and all the while, excuse after excuse, the patience of my constituents has been tested to breaking point.
“I have worked closely with the Borough Council to resolve these issues but it is clear pressure from Whitehall is now required. The Minister committed to meeting with me and I will be pressing this matter further with both him and the Council’s administration.”