Devizes town chiefs refusing to replace bins

This Is Wiltshire: Coun Peter Evans Coun Peter Evans

Devizes Town Council has rejected any notion that it will pay for replacement litter bins.

The council has been concerned about the condition of litter bins, owned and maintained by Wiltshire Council, for some time. In a report to the town council’s planning committee on July 15, officers said that when a bin is no longer functional, Wiltshire Council’s policy is to replace it with a standard freestanding generic green bin.

Town council officers contacted Devizes Area Board manager Richard Rogers to ask if a grant would be available for such work and were told that a grant would be dependent on match funding by the town council.

Town and Wiltshire councillor Peter Evans said maintaining litter bins should be the sole responsibility of Wiltshire Council, and his fellow town councillors agreed.

He said: “I would be totally against the town council subsidising the bins. It’s up to Wiltshire Council to repair the good they have left to rot away.”

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10:51am Thu 24 Jul 14

wilts_one says...

This headline is appalling. It implies that Devizes Town Council is shirking its litter bin responsibilities when in fact, it is a function of Wiltshire Council. DTC should not be blamed for not being willing to allow its residents to be double taxed. Tax payers have paid once for this function to Wiltshire Council, why should they pay it again?
This headline is appalling. It implies that Devizes Town Council is shirking its litter bin responsibilities when in fact, it is a function of Wiltshire Council. DTC should not be blamed for not being willing to allow its residents to be double taxed. Tax payers have paid once for this function to Wiltshire Council, why should they pay it again? wilts_one
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