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HELPLESS AND FRUSTRATED: Missed bin collections causing concerns amongst Chalfont St Peter residents

 Published on: 5th October 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Brawlings Lane residents, in Chalfont St Peter are feeling ‘helpless’ and ‘frustrated’ after struggling with missed bin collections for several months.

One resident in fact branded Buckinghamshire Council as “out of control” after seeing general waste piled up on the street for over eight weeks.

Another appalled resident, who had missed bin collections for over six months, said the waste is now attracting vermin.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, lives in Brawlings Lane.

She expressed how frustrated the whole of the street is.

Street residents are urging Buckinghamshire County Council to take action.

Speaking to ChalfontsNews, the woman said: “We as a family are so angry, but all the neighbours are too, as where we live is quite rural so vermin is rife.

“The other day I spent two  hours picking up the rubbish the rats pulled out and re-bagging it, then I took all the food waste out of the food waste bin to clean all the maggots.

“I haven’t even started to clean the main bins of maggots yet as it’s just so full of rubbish.”

Despite having made many phone calls, left messages and tweeted, the issue has still not been resolved.

Bill Chapple OBE, Buckinghamshire Council’s cabinet member for environment and climate change, said:   

“We would like to apologise to residents who have experienced missed waste collections in recent weeks. We acknowledge that there have been operational delays for some collections locally. 

“These standards fall below the level we expect for our residents, and we are committed to resolve these problems.  

“We have recently changed service provider and we have been working closely with them to resolve some initial teething problems following the service transition. We are working hard to address these issues, to correct and improve the services we provide to residents.”

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