Sunday, 9 October 2016

Green Party slams further cuts to Recycling by Tory led Rugby Borough Council

Press Release
‘Green Party slams further cuts to Recycling by
Tory led Rugby Borough Council’

“Scrutiny is needed says Greens”

Rugby Green Party have slammed the proposal to cut Green Bin collection at the festive period and the following two months of January & February as not making any environmental or financial sense and will just lead to even more fly tipping in the borough.

Roy Sandison from Rugby Green Party says “Everyone knows that waste increases at the Christmas time including green and food waste and our Tory led Council is just promoting the likelihood that more waste will be dumped on our streets and lanes”

“Local residents will have already seen the impact of the disastrous policy of closing down much used local Reclying centres in Rugby leading to a massive increase of flying tipping and the massive costs it means to clean up our communities."

“Making it easier for people to recycle is the way forward and this decision that is already on the council website will compound a serious problem for Rugby and this time with 3 months of food waste left to deal with.” Say Roy

“The massive amount of funds spent on the vanity projects of the Tories over the Rugby World Cup was at the expense of basic council services it seems” says Roy.

“Rugby Green Party calls for a cross party group including green groups outside the council chamber to come together to find a way that meets the needs of our communities  - as a modern clean green council should be”

“This strategy must include the reopening of local Reclying centres, provision of new ones and reversal of the cut to the Green Bin service.”

Roy continues “Rugby Borough Council says its “clean, green safe” on its notepaper - but is it true?  The evidence and proposed actions of the local Tories suggest it is not!”