Suffering spam filters! With all the increased traffic on my site recently, I'm being inundated with email! I'd need an entire newsroom of highly trained hacks to sort through the gossip and check out all the stories you're sending me. So rather than going to all that bother, I'll just reprint this little missive just in from a usually reliable source:
From Wednesday next week the binmen are on strike. I don't suppose Biggles knows about this as Council members haven't been officially informed yet. There are no plans for a 'catch up' collection so those with wheelies will have to go a month without a collection and there will be no 'side waste' collected from the backlog!
Roger Gale is being taken to an Industrial Tribunal by a disgruntled ex-employee for unfair dismissal who is so p*ssed off with the Tories she has volunteered to work for Steve Ladyman!!
South Thanet Conservative Association is in receivership and the Sandys woman is having to work from Gale's office as the Ramsgate one has been closed due to said receivership.
From April this year those Thanet residents fortunate enough to have a green waste collection it will be abandoned and all of us will have to pay £6.00 for up to three bags of green waste to be collected. This will of course lead to even more fly tipping, thus more expense for the Council to clean up. Why not just leave it free? Probably cost less in the long run.
Phew! There's enough there to fill an entire newspaper!
Update: Just as I was thinking I might have been the victim of a beyond-the-grave prank by the late, lovely, dearly-departed Jeremy Beadle, along comes confirmation that a series of bin strikes will be going ahead on:
Wednesday 13th February
Thursday 21st February
Friday 29th February
Monday 10th March
As for the rest of it, surely it's just a matter of time!
Click here for full bin strike story on KOS media