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Refuse bag is rubbish

Whilst we wholeheartedly support the council’s efforts to deal with re-cycling and do our very best to comply with their wishes, we find we are being thwarted by the boxes and bags they have supplied us with.

Whilst we wholeheartedly support the council’s efforts to deal with re-cycling and do our very best to comply with their wishes, we find we are being thwarted by the boxes and bags they have supplied us with.

These boxes and bags are bio-degrading all by themselves. If the refuse collectors throw them back on to the pavement they split and the bags are shredding despite our best efforts to repair them.

It must be costing the council thousands to supply replacements. 0bviously these items are not fit for purpose and they should go back to the manufacturer for a refund and not expect council taxpayers to pay for their mistake.

Let’s have some joined up thinking in regard to re-cycling and then we are all winners.

Please do not print my name and address as we are currently awaiting a replacement bag and don’t want anything to jeopardise this.

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Prioritise please

I have recently received the quarterly magazine from Solihull council ‘Your Solihull’. Half of the first page is given over to the council promoting Black History Month.

I’m having difficulty trying to understand why this should be the function of a local authority. Perhaps it’s me, but I’ve always thought that the first, primary, fundamental and only function of a local authority should be the provision, maintenance and improvement of defined services for the people within their area.

Anonymous

Shirley, Solihull

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Voted with my feet

NEARLY two years ago, Douglas’ in Lincoln Road North, Olton, changed hands and within a week the atmosphere in the shop had changed. I, with other customers, was quite happy to go out of my way to buy my meat from Douglas’, to even queue out of the door on many occasions and enjoy the exchange of banter.

It was not the supermarkets that brought about the demise of this butchers, but the new management. I am just surprised it took as long as it did.

Ann Clarke,

Acocks Green

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Say no to casino

As a parent of a son who has been caught up in the gambling trap, I would be absolutely horrified to have a casino on my doorstep (Solihull News).

You mentioned the benefits this would bring to the borough will be outlined if this gets to the second stage. I hope all the pain and misery this will bring to the borough will also be highlighted.

I have seen how addictive and destructive gambling is, if you want to see the evidence visit the gamblers anonymous website uk. It is all about greed; the truth is the casinos are the winners, the addicts are just trying to win back what they have lost and find themselves deeper in debt. I honestly hope this never gets approved.

Name and adddress supplied

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Parkgate survey

THANKS to everyone who completed our survey forms, for Shirley Residents Association, which is now closed. This was the biggest survey we have ever conducted, but felt it was important to find out what people really think of the latest ‘Parkgate’ proposals.

Although we are not connected, in anyway, with Solihull Ratepayers Association we would encourage as many residents as possible to go to the demonstration in Shirley Park on Saturday, August 21 at 11am. We hope that a big turn out will indicate how strongly people are opposed to the loss of parkland to a commercial development. See you there.

Malcolm Turner (Chairman)

 

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