Leading Harlow Tory asks “Why are we paying more council tax for overflowing bins

THE DEPUTY leader of the Harlow Conservatives has made a withering attack on the state of Harlow Council’s new waste collection contract.

Cllr Joel Charles was informed of overflowing bins in the Northbrooks area, just a few hundred yards from the council offices.

It was easy enough to locate and so we spoke to Cllr Charles about the problem and where he pinned the blame.

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15 Responses to "Leading Harlow Tory asks “Why are we paying more council tax for overflowing bins"

  1. UKMaverick785   April 9, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Careful Joel! Labour will accuse you of spreading hate! Here is the failure in black and white! Mark Gough, UKIP Staple Tye.

  2. UKMaverick785   April 10, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Could the fact that the contract is £150k less than the last one have anything to do with it at all?

  3. Costanza   April 10, 2019 at 5:46 am

    A Tory walking around an estate, well I never. They usually pay others to do that because they can’t find enough people with enough passion to do it for free.

    Proof positive that the Conservative Party agenda for the local elections is rubbish. Literally. No plans for Harlow. No plans for residents. No plans for our libraries. They deserve to be in the dustbin of history.

  4. ronnieboy1   April 10, 2019 at 8:43 am

    positive proof that labour hasnt a clue ,quite frankly I wouldnt vote for any of them tory labour or liberal ,none of them could give 2 hoots about ordinary people,as shown by the brexit shambles, after the dustman go theres more rubbish in the streets than before they arrive.

  5. PTK   April 10, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    According to the Conservative party, privatising public services improves them. I think this debacle proves that assertion to be incorrect. It’s time to stop parasites leaching funding from services funded by the general public, and reverse privatisation.

  6. durcant   April 10, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    “Joel not sure about the stern facial expression on the main photo”.
    The simple truth is that an unpredicted error occurred which caused this problem.
    Once Viola became aware they immediately took steps to address and resolve the issue.
    This did have an impact which has now been resolved.
    The council has had a strong relationship with this company and whilst we’re sorry this delay has occurred it shouldn’t stop us from continuing this contract and the strong relationship we have built up over many years.
    Whilst out canvassing I have received feed back indicating annoyance but understanding.
    People prefer honest Politician who admit when an error has been made over cheap political point scoring.
    I would like to thank the staff at HDC contact centre who took most of the calls and the Viola team who doubled up to catch up and resolve this issue.
    Many thanks.

  7. MickyB77   April 10, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Isn’t Viola and it’s subsidiaries in the UK, owned by a French multi-national
    private group ?
    As you often say durcant, ” just asking”, touché.

  8. MickyB77   April 10, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Privatising PTK ?
    Would that be what Bliar and Brown did with P F I ?
    That little deal has cost us zillions, all paid to private companies.
    We’re still paying, and will be for years to come.

  9. durcant   April 10, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Micky
    Viola is a private company which is part of a national and expect international group.
    You can check their website for more intel.
    As with Kier I would hope we can bring this service back in house as it gives Harlow full ownership and responsibility.
    Hope this helps.
    Tony D

  10. PTK   April 10, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Yes, indeed, the Blair/Brown regime extended privatisation in a number of forms, including the Private Finance Initiative. This may be why Blair was labelled “son of Thatcher” and the Conservatives had little to say as he adopted their policies. This may also by why the turnout at General Elections declined.

    Privatisation is a form of class warfare, which enriches the owners of capital at the expense of the working class.

  11. D.p.l   April 10, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    The residents of Harlow who have been affected by this poor service, should be eligible for a reduction in their council tax.
    Why should they pay for a service which they are not receiving.
    It’s bad enough that they have not had their rubbish collected, they don’t need more rubbish thrown at them, such as excuses coming from this Harlow Labour administration party.
    Us Harlow residents should not have to put up with anymore council tax increases from the Harlow Labour administration party or the Essex county council Tory administrating party.
    Why should we pay for a service that we do not receive
    From either of them.
    Love Harlow vote ukip.
    Here for Harlow and the people of Harlow.
    From Dan Long UKIP Harlow candidates for Harlow common.

  12. MickyB77   April 11, 2019 at 6:08 am

    PTK, “class warfare” indeed.
    Is this related to the miners struggle, or are you just an old Marxist ?
    Time to get up to speed and think up some new slogans, have a word with
    durcant, he’s behind the times too.
    Labour breeds POVERTY.

  13. durcant   April 11, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Micky have a slogan “stick and stones”,always know when your losing the argument as you go personal.
    Must drop in for a pint one day.
    Take care.

  14. ronnieboy1   April 11, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    good old gordon brown wasnt he the lunatic that scrapped the 10% tax band so all the low paid could go on 20%,and wasnt he the chappie who introduced gaming machines in bookmakers and addicted millions to gambling? and he ran the country for 3 years?,and people say a no deal brexit would be bad,how did we ever survive 13 years of that bloke?

  15. MickyB77   April 13, 2019 at 6:16 am

    About the council tax increases, M Ingall is forever spouting off about, “band C is
    only, 30 pence a week increase”.
    Band D, which most of us appear to live in, has increased by £78 pa.
    Soon as he confirmed the tax increase, they voted themselves a rise.
    Same old Marxists, we’ll do what we like, and you do what we say.
    Labour breeds POVERTY.

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