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Lynne
Lynne
02 Oct 2020 09:16

TDC's executive committee will be deciding this item at its meeting on 6th October.

Click on this link and then scroll down to pages 11-15 for more info https://democracy.teignbridge.gov.uk/documents/g2712/Public%20reports%20pack%2006th-Oct-2020%2010.00%20Executive.pdf?T=10

1263
1263
02 Oct 2020 11:35

Another short sighted idea from this council as it mentions more risk from fly tipping which will probably cost more to uplift than having thr rural skip.

Perhaps the costs could be covered if they grow some and prosecute the travellers who leave rubbish with  the tax payer picking up the bill.

Another suggestion is to do away with the teignbridge "climate change officer" circa £35k/year and spend the money or real projects such as this, rather than employing another pen-pusher.

6 Agrees
Lynne
Lynne
02 Oct 2020 13:02

Been told that Dawlish town council pay for this service and intend continuing to do so.

Lynne
Lynne
14 Oct 2020 06:14

At the recent town council meeting the town clerk reported that: 

Teignbridge District Council had this week taken the decision to cease providing the rural skip service as a cost saving measure.  He had requested figures from Teignbridge as to how much the three sites in the Dawlish parish cost so that the appropriate Committee could look to investigate potentially providing a similar service going forward, subject to Members’ decisions. 

 

Lynne
Lynne
14 Oct 2020 06:20

Cllr Wrigley told the meeting that: The Rural Skip service was to finish as Teignbridge balanced its statutory obligations against discretionary services.  It would offer help and assistance to those towns and parishes that wished to continue offering the service in some way going forward.

1263
1263
14 Oct 2020 11:10

as much help and assistance as you want as long as its not money...... prepare for more fly tipping.......typical  local demo councilor, trying to justify  a demo teignbridge run council  decision with meaningless words and actions.

1 Agree
Lynne
Lynne
14 Oct 2020 13:02

Well, if those towns and parishes are able to continue the service one way or the other by way of help and assistance given by TDC then the decision won't be meaningless one, will it? 

1263
1263
14 Oct 2020 18:39

So what would be your definition of help and assistance that does not involve money!

Lynne
Lynne
15 Oct 2020 06:02

Advice? Information?

Ask Cllr Wrigley - he made the comment.

1263
1263
15 Oct 2020 06:18

Someone has to pay for it and I don't envisage the skip contractors saying glad you got advice and information now  give me my money........

Let me make it plain this is more political bulls**t from  political councillors who believe that talk is better than action and the public will swallow it.

Lynne
Lynne
15 Oct 2020 06:30

I'm sure someone will have to pay for it. I'm not saying they won't. It seems to me that it will be up to individual parish and town councils to decide whether to spend money on providing it (and yes, and before you tell me, I know that's council tax payers money).

If you have an issue about this, then as I have suggested above, contacted Cllr Wrigley.

 

In the meantime, and on the subject of local councils and people paying them money (or not as the case may be) this is from today's Star newspaper.

 

 Daily Star front page 15/10/20    

Lynne
Lynne
18 Oct 2020 08:56

The future of the rural skip service is an agenda item at Dawlish town council's Civic Amenities Committee meeting being held this coming Weds (21st Oct).

 

Rural Skip Service pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To consider the report and determine the level of service the Council wishes to offer with the decision to be referred to the appropriate committee as required.

 

DEEDOODLE
DEEDOODLE
19 Oct 2020 08:53

Anything that is beneficial to the local community reduce or get rid of entirely on the feeble excuse of saving money whilst those in charge do what they want with OUR money, in my opinion.

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