Rubbish ideas

First published in Letters

I MUST agree with Joan Watkins and the ludicrous idea of smaller 14 litre waste bins.

We are a family of six who recycle until our little blue and green recycling boxes are overflowing as is our brown food bin.

Once our 14 litre bin is full, as it no doubt will be with fortnightly collections, do we put the excess rubbish in black bags, that we have to buy, and place by the side of it to be collected by the bin men who will “refuse” to take them?

Instead of wasting taxpayers’ money on rubbish ideas spend the money on fully resurfacing the roads in Christchurch cemetery and not just the potholes. Just a thought.

Carol Reid Chepstow Road Newport

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6:47pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Bobevans says...

The small bins are ok for single person households but are totally inadequate for families. It is no surprise that litter & fly typing are endemic where smaller bins have been introduced
The small bins are ok for single person households but are totally inadequate for families. It is no surprise that litter & fly typing are endemic where smaller bins have been introduced Bobevans
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8:43pm Thu 27 Mar 14

JoRosemarie says...

I have just been through a horrendous week of correspondence with a courier
Named Parcel2go. Booking a parcel with this company on 21st March and paying instantly for the said amount and an insurance fee, -- for collection on the Monday 24th..No one came to collect. I contacted them to see what was to do, and was given the next day.. No one came , so I caught up with their Chat Agent Sammie and she put me to someone else.Booked again for collection on 26th.. No one came. The names of all the people I Chatted to are Sammie, Richard, Amanda, Wendy and Natalie.. all of this week I have tried desperately to get my parcel on it's way. Feeling at the end of today that I have. over the last few hours been made a mockery of, I am sure they were laughing at me!! Today is Thursday - A week has passed and my parcel (that I have now Cancelled) is still waiting to be posted.. It could have been there by now - I was in tears for most of the latter part of today. What with the lack of continuity and the reception and misguidance I had with this companies representatives.
I Booked them in all good faith for their economy as I wanted them to get my Parcel to my Brother in Australia, The Contents were what was his of the chattels left after the death of my Mother. He must have them soon. and that is all I care about. This company did nothing to help me in my plight.
There are an lot more details that I have not Covered here, not wishing to be to lengthy at this stage. Perhaps you as a Newspaper could publish this in one of your relevant Columns. People are to be warned ,that what they say is not at all what they mean. I would be very happy to talk to some one
if you think my information is worthy
I have just been through a horrendous week of correspondence with a courier Named Parcel2go. Booking a parcel with this company on 21st March and paying instantly for the said amount and an insurance fee, -- for collection on the Monday 24th..No one came to collect. I contacted them to see what was to do, and was given the next day.. No one came , so I caught up with their Chat Agent Sammie and she put me to someone else.Booked again for collection on 26th.. No one came. The names of all the people I Chatted to are Sammie, Richard, Amanda, Wendy and Natalie.. all of this week I have tried desperately to get my parcel on it's way. Feeling at the end of today that I have. over the last few hours been made a mockery of, I am sure they were laughing at me!! Today is Thursday - A week has passed and my parcel (that I have now Cancelled) is still waiting to be posted.. It could have been there by now - I was in tears for most of the latter part of today. What with the lack of continuity and the reception and misguidance I had with this companies representatives. I Booked them in all good faith for their economy as I wanted them to get my Parcel to my Brother in Australia, The Contents were what was his of the chattels left after the death of my Mother. He must have them soon. and that is all I care about. This company did nothing to help me in my plight. There are an lot more details that I have not Covered here, not wishing to be to lengthy at this stage. Perhaps you as a Newspaper could publish this in one of your relevant Columns. People are to be warned ,that what they say is not at all what they mean. I would be very happy to talk to some one if you think my information is worthy JoRosemarie
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