AGAIN we hear of the buffoons in our local authority planning to bite the hands that feed them (the taxpayer) by charging for lost bins and not collecting missed bins in Torfaen.

As we so often experience, bins have been put out on time but not been emptied. In cases such as this does that mean that the householder can claim £20 back from the council tax that has been paid? It should work both ways!

Torfaen council is failing badly due to leadership incompetence. We never experienced this level of failures with the urban district councils. Yet again, we never had so many managers and executives on obscene salaries.

Wayne Roberts School Crescent Pontypool