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Removing the bins is ‘false economy’
SINCE the council removed the bins in my area, I have noticed that rubbish is beginning to pile up where the bins should be.
I have made two formal complaints to the council and they have said they will deploy crews to clear it.
If this is a cost-cutting exercise, then it will prove to be a false economy. I live near Millthorpe and Scarcroft Schools, and the shops on Bishopthorpe Road, and they have removed the bins in all these areas.
How do they expect school children to learn to dispose of litter and be responsible for their environment if they remove the bins? And what about the vermin this extra rubbish will attract?
The fact that there was a policy to not inform local people that this was going to be done beforehand is insulting. I urge everyone to complain to the council when they see rubbish where the bins should be.
Cuts have to be made, but the council seems to feel it can stealthily remove bins and not care about the predictable consequence of more rubbish on the streets and a poorer environment for all in York.
Sharon Holm, Upper Price Street, York.
• NO AMOUNT of money spent on city-centre titivating and ‘selling’ our city abroad will be justified until sights like the bin I saw by St George’s car park on Bank Holiday Sunday and during the flotilla are eradicated. What a first impression of York for visitors parking or tourists seeking a picnic spot.
We are constantly struck by how clean European cities are in comparison to the UK; City of York Council has just ensured this disparity becomes even worse.
Dorothy Nicholson, Grange Garth, York.