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CONTRARY to your front page headline I wish to make clear that last week's Cabinet debate and decision on the council's waste strategy was in public session and there is no secrecy involved.

CONTRARY to your front page headline I wish to make clear that last week's Cabinet debate and decision on the council's waste strategy was in public session and there is no secrecy involved. The only portion of the meeting held in private was a few minutes dealing with contractual issues where restrictions are applied by the Local Government Act.

The reports, appendices and decisions on the proposals are published on the council web-site with financial forecasts.

Whilst clarifying the above perhaps I may also correct your reader who thinks that the council is planning to issue 'big' wheelie bins for domestic waste.

The fact is that the bins being considered are of medium size to strike a balance between the anticipated general waste reduction from increased recycling and the needs of families.

There is certainly no intention to move to fortnightly collection and I would point out that reusable bins will dramatically reduce the volume of plastic currently required for black sacks.

Ken Meeson, Leader of Solihull Council.

 

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