Lit­ter bin woes

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

A LACK of lit­ter bins on Barkham Road between Wok­ing­ham rail­way sta­tion and the bus stop was high­lighted by res­i­dent Rachel Bishop-Firth.

“The bins at the end of each of this stretch are small and hid­den from view,” she said. “As a re­sult, we have a lit­ter prob­lem.”

She sent pho­tos of the prob­lem to Cllr Nor­man Jor­gensen, ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber for en­vi­ron­ment, leisure and li­braries to show him the ex­tent of the prob­lem, ask­ing him for a re­view.

He said: “It is clear that there is an is­sue and I have asked of­fi­cers to have a look at this.”

And in a ques­tion from mem­ber Cllr He­len Power over prob­lems caused by rats in her Even­dons ward. She wanted to know if the coun­cil would seek to find a bet­ter so­lu­tion to the is­sue.

She was dis­ap­pointed with the re­sponse Cllr Jor­gensen gave her.

Speak­ing to The Wok­ing­ham Pa­per, she said: “The an­swer that it is up to res­i­dents to deal with in­fes­ta­tions is not good enough. In­creas­ing rat prob­lems are a bor­ough-wide prob­lem and in­di­vid­ual house­holds deal­ing with them is not work­ing. Ig­nor­ing this prob­lem is only go­ing to make things worse. The Coun­cil can do bet­ter than this for its res­i­dents.

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