Waste debate starts again

PUBLISHED: 11:39 26 September 2006 | UPDATED: 10:54 06 May 2010

BAGS or bins? That s one of the questions which will be asked when Stevenage Borough Council goes out into the community to ask people for their views. It is a controversial issue which has been highlighted recently in the news and letters columns of The

BAGS or bins? That's one of the questions which will be asked when Stevenage Borough Council goes out into the community to ask people for their views.

It is a controversial issue which has been highlighted recently in the news and letters columns of The Comet.

Some residents want to keep the existing system of their rubbish being collected in bags while others want the council to fall in line with many local authorities elsewhere in the country.

So the question to be asked as part of a council-promoted What A Waste debate is: "Should we have wheelie bins in Stevenage?"

People will also be asked what other materials should be recycled, and should there be penalties for people who don't recycle.

The meeting is at The Oval Community Centre in Vardon Road next Wednesday, October 4, at 7pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be available before the meeting.

Leader of the council Sharon Taylor said: "We know that these are important and relevant issues for local people so we made them the subject for the main debate."

"By involving residents in local democracy we can make sure that we are making the decisions and providing the services that they really want."

For more information about the meeting, ring 01438 242215, textphone 01438 242555 (for deaf and hard of hearing customers) or e-mail lisa.jerome@ stevenage.gov.uk

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the The Comet

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists