Leading Conservatives have welcomed the news that Brighton & Hove City Council is to receive almost Ł840,000 in funding from the Government to implement a communal recycling service in the city centre.
The funding is part of the Government’s scheme to ensure that local councils retain weekly rubbish collections in their area for at least the next 5 years.
Conservative Group Leader – Cllr. Geoffrey Theobald– said: “I am delighted that the Government has given the Council such a large sum of money to keep weekly bin collections for the next 5 years and to implement a communal recycling scheme in the city centre. I personally wrote to Eric Pickles supporting the Council’s bid and its great news that he has listened. Recycling and rubbish collection is probably the most essential and visible of all services that the Council delivers and this money removes any threat of the Green Administration moving to fortnightly collections in the near future.”
Mike Weatherley MP said: “I know that residents across the city will welcome the news from the Government that weekly bin collections are here to stay. With regard recycling, too many people leave out their boxes for days on end which needlessly clutters our streets. So, as anyone who walks around Hove near collection days will appreciate, it’s very welcome news that a communal recycling service is going to be introduced.”
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For further information please contact Cllr. Theobald on 07753636203