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Paul and Ted tackle rubbish problems in Southfields Since first being elected, local Southfields councillors Paul Mercer and Ted Parton have prioritised the problem of rubbish accumulating in the ward. The recent strong winds led to a lot of bins being blown over and causing rubbish to be blown across streets, into gardens and even into the Woodbrook. “To a significant extent, our ability to respond to these issues has depended upon feedback from residents”, commented Ted. “And having developed a wide range of contacts across the ward during our time as councillors, we are continually getting feedback from residents when there is a problem.” Paul and Ted have also worked hard to fine tune the annual collection of waste from student properties at the end of the academic year. “This was originally known as the ‘amnesty’ but,” remarked Paul, “we suggested that this was giving out the wrong message and it has since been called the ‘blitz’. Although the collection days was slightly later than we would have perhaps liked, a significant amount of waste was collected”. As well as addressing the problem of excess bags and overflowing bins outside houses, Paul and Ted have also identified areas where rats have become a problem. “Unfortunately Charnwood’s rats have discovered that it is possible to chew holes in wheelie bins. When residents discover the whole has been made over the top of the bin, they should contact either the council or one of us immediately. The bin will be replaced and measures will be taken to deal with the rat infestation”.
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
This site only uses cookies in order to collect anonymous usage data for Google Analytics and StatCounter. By using this site we assume that you are happy to receive cookies.
Paul and Ted tackle rubbish problems in Southfields Since first being elected, local Southfields councillors Paul Mercer and Ted Parton have prioritised the problem of rubbish accumulating in the ward. The recent strong winds led to a lot of bins being blown over and causing rubbish to be blown across streets, into gardens and even into the Woodbrook. “To a significant extent, our ability to respond to these issues has depended upon feedback from residents”, commented Ted. “And having developed a wide range of contacts across the ward during our time as councillors, we are continually getting feedback from residents when there is a problem.” Paul and Ted have also worked hard to fine tune the annual collection of waste from student properties at the end of the academic year. “This was originally known as the ‘amnesty’ but,” remarked Paul, “we suggested that this was giving out the wrong message and it has since been called the ‘blitz’. Although the collection days was slightly later than we would have perhaps liked, a significant amount of waste was collected”. As well as addressing the problem of excess bags and overflowing bins outside houses, Paul and Ted have also identified areas where rats have become a problem. “Unfortunately Charnwood’s rats have discovered that it is possible to chew holes in wheelie bins. When residents discover the whole has been made over the top of the bin, they should contact either the council or one of us immediately. The bin will be replaced and measures will be taken to deal with the rat infestation”.