3,269 Missed Bin Collections in Newport!
A recent Freedom of Information Request (FOI) has revealed there have been 3,269 missed bin collections in Newport over a 1 year period from 14th September
2016 to the same date in 2017 - DOUBLE that of Gloucester City Council.
The FOI was conducted by the main Newport Conservative Group who say "Given there are an estimated 65,000 households in the City this would equate to 1
in every 20." Newport has a population of approximately 145,000.
A separate FOI to Gloucester City Council which has a population of around 128,000, revealed only 1399 missed collections were reported there. The Conservatives say "Gloucester was selected as a comparison because it's not far off the same size as Newport as a City".
Newport Conservative Group Leader Cllr Matthew Evans said "The data and comparison is very concerning. We've recently revealed there have been 39,000 abandoned phone calls to the Council due to lengthy wait-times. Newport's tip has one of the earliest closing times in Wales. There are rumours of a 5% tax hike in Newport - so taxpayers really are paying more for less."
St.Julians Conservative Activist Michael Enea added "I want to stress - our refuse collectors and streetscene staff do a fantastic job. We are simply questioning
the logistics & planning side of refuse collections. There are issues over the tip's opening times and now further concerns raised over missed
kerbside collections. This needs to be looked at by the Council ASAP".
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