The Labour-run City Council is now charging households £35 to collect our garden waste. We'll eventually be provided with a wheelie bin (which will hold around three of the current sacks) and we won't be allowed to put out any extra. To put out more than this, we'll be required to buy more wheelie bins.
Angry Birmingham residents are noticing fly tipping is on the increase across the city. One recent account was at Frankley Reservoir in Bartley Green, where some people have decided that due to Labour’s £35 garden waste tax, that they will simply drive to the nearest area of countryside and dump their garden waste.
Residents who want binmen to cart-off their grass cuttings now have to pay £35, those who don’t buy into the scheme face trips to the tips. To date, only 20,000 of the city’s 400,000 householders have forked out the fee.
On Friday July 26th, Erdington Conservatives chose local Councillor and resident Robert Alden to be the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Erdington & Kingstanding at the next General Election, due in 2015.
Over the last year Birmingham Conservatives have been carrying out a survey of residents views on Wheelie Bins across many parts of Birmingham. The survey which was generally completed by hand but which was also available online has now shown conclusively that residents oppose the introduction of Wheelie Bins across Birmingham. Over 17,000 households have responded to the Conservative party survey, with more than 13,000 households opposing the introduction of Wheelie Bins.
Andrew Mitchell MP has met with John Morris, Public Affairs Director for Birmingham Airport to discuss the Airport’s vision for long-term economic growth and how to ensure that this does not have a negative impact on his constituents in Sutton Coldfield.
Birmingham MEP, Anthea McIntyre, the Conservative’s European Employment Spokesman, has welcomed new statistics that show the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in the West Midlands has fallen by 2,600.
A Liberal Democrat MEP’s enthusiasm for giving even more powers to the EU has seen him call for it to have its own FBI-style law-enforcement agency - with sweeping powers to intervene in criminal investigations across the continent