LETTER: ‘When the scheme fails, one can only hope that the £75,000 start up cost will be charged directly to the portfolio holder, councillor Peter Murphy’.

Charges for collecting garden waste may be introduced in Welwyn Hatfield

Charges for collecting garden waste may be introduced in Welwyn Hatfield - Credit: Archant

With regard to the postbag report “highlighting bin charge issues” by Lawrence Weetman.

The letter suggested that the brown bin charge scheme, to be introduced in April 2017, will only be viable if 40 per cent to 50 per cent of households are willing to pay for collection.

Given that this is clearly a money making scam by the council, where the collection fee will be increased year on year, and the scheme may be used as a model for all rubbish collection. I would urge all households to boycott it, making it uneconomical to run.

I urge the Standard to publish a list of the councillors who voted in favour of the charge, so that the Fenland electorate can express their displeasure at the next council elections.

When the scheme fails, one can only hope that the £75,000 start up cost will be charged directly to the portfolio holder, councillor Peter Murphy.


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NIGEL JOHNSON

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