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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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put them into a bin and let them fester for a couple of weeks.

Luckily my bins were collected this wednesday so my street isn't a rat hotel anymore...
I was thinking about the topic in general. Communities need to organize and collect the trash themselves, then deliver it to the homes of union leaders (if that's how yours are organized). If not that, then the homes of the striking workers.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Citizens of Birmingham don't worry, Obi wan has spoken :

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The Labour leader said: "In the case of the Birmingham bin workers...we collectively as the Labour and trade union movement have a duty as a Labour movement to find a resolution to this dispute as soon as possible.


This is a glimpse as to what will happen if Labour gain power nationally, be afraid.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, so now the binmen are going to vote as to whether they accept a new package from the council. I'm willing to bet that they won't, it's almost Christmas - lots of rubbish about = strong negotiating position.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My recycling got missed last Friday. For the first time in two years. I called them and they came out and picked it up. 8)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My recycling got missed last Friday. For the first time in two years. I called them and they came out and picked it up. 8)


Did they ask you to provide information that may be helpful for the purposes of diversity and inclusion ?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did they ask you to provide information that may be helpful for the purposes of diversity and inclusion ?

No, they'd get run out of town.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ours does.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inflation-busting Council Tax rise adds £70 to average family's bill

5% increase, I wonder what holes they're trying to patch up in the budget ?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And .. they're at it again, two days a week strike mid Feb, apparently it's due to the fact that some binmen who wanted to work during the last strike were paid over a certain limit or somesuch (old JB he's reporting the news as it happens)

This is a small taste of what life under a Labour government would be like.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New York is still trying to lure unsuspecting residents into committing petty theft so it can lock them up.
edit: This should probably have been posted in the LOLGov thread.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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New York is still trying to lure unsuspecting residents into committing petty theft so it can lock them up.
edit: This should probably have been posted in the LOLGov thread.


Lolgov has been moved to the Culture & Society 2019 thread.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FFS... Now they are going to fortnight collections in Brum.
So my council tax has gone up AND the service has gone down. Who do I due?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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FFS... Now they are going to fortnight collections in Brum.
So my council tax has gone up AND the service has gone down. Who do I due?


Plus they're charging for green waste - that's gone up £40, I'm going to make an effort and drag the (half empty) garden waste out next week - so I can complain if they don't bloody well show up.

On the subject of general waste, should have picked mine up today (2nd week), too tired coming back in from work and I haven't looked, but the bins are suspiciously well ordered - they normally leave them on the road (which broadcasts that nobody is at home) and on several occasions open, which is nice if it's raining.

On the plus side, I'm sure that they're busy funding some form of multicultural outreach programme, so the council tax isn't going to waste.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok - live update from Birmingham, England - old JB's bins have been cleared, repeat they have been cleared.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The green waste - we have to pay for that now, and drum roll - first collection - they've not picked it up.

Arseholes.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ok - live update from Birmingham, England - old JB's bins have been cleared, repeat they have been cleared.
yup mine and recyling went today
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok - I've had a few snifters, but I've just had this 'Damascus revelation' type thing - what if we could reduce local government ?

What if private companies - accountable by virtue of market forces - delivered services ? Ok there'd need to be some regulation, but it couldn't be worse that this shower that we've got.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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John-Boy wrote:
Ok - live update from Birmingham, England - old JB's bins have been cleared, repeat they have been cleared.
yup mine and recyling went today


And your green waste ??

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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John-Boy wrote:
Ok - live update from Birmingham, England - old JB's bins have been cleared, repeat they have been cleared.
yup mine and recyling went today


And your green waste ??

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not opted in, need to but wify has a Brum council account so only she can do it and she keeps forgetting :)

and yet local gov'n should be shrunk! I mean FFS look at what Brum council has been wasting its funds on to get into this mess, providing translation services, providing soft-help ...
Now sure if I somehow indirectly benefit from this (ie those that use this somehow reduce my burden or contribute back) so be it, but you know who these are to help and those hidden communities that won't do anything for outside their own
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*sigh* ... icing on the cake.

6.1% increase in council tax for this year. Present inflation is 1.8% and didn't exceed 3% in 2018.

So paying three time inflation for less service (bins, knife crime, pot holes) ...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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*sigh* ... icing on the cake.

6.1% increase in council tax for this year. Present inflation is 1.8% and didn't exceed 3% in 2018.

So paying three time inflation for less service (bins, knife crime, pot holes) ...



You know, I'd trust next door's cat with the budget more than these arseholes - you know any extra revenues raised will be wasted.


Why the hell do they get the vote ???
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How DARE you citizens to question your betters?

The nerve of some people!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We should start one of those petitions ( need 5 supporters to launch one).
Ask the central government to review the increase with respect to the service actually being provided.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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We should start one of those petitions ( need 5 supporters to launch one).
Ask the central government to review the increase with respect to the service actually being provided.


Be interesting - but I can tell you what the response would be - due to central government cut-backs, we need to increase local taxation to provide key services *


(*and pay the bin men, translation services and whatever idealogical crap we're currently pursuing)
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John-Boy wrote:
Naib wrote:
We should start one of those petitions ( need 5 supporters to launch one).
Ask the central government to review the increase with respect to the service actually being provided.


Be interesting - but I can tell you what the response would be - due to central government cut-backs, we need to increase local taxation to provide key services *


(*and pay the bin men, translation services and whatever idealogical crap we're currently pursuing)

well I used theyworkforus.com and sent a letter to the local council members (Fred Grindrod and Liz Clements)

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I am sure you will justify this as "more money is needed to improve the service" yet the service deteriorated with the money you had. The council tax is being squandered at the expense of those who pay it. What guarantees are we receiving that the Labour council is acting fiscally responsible when there are years of evidence it hasn't.


...

lets see their BS reply
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