Hundreds of bags of rubbish left out for collection at the Easter weekend have remained uncollected across Penarth as confusion reigns – yet again – on which day is the Labour-controlled Vale of Glamorgan Council’s bin-day.
Many householders expecting bags to be collected as normal on Friday found he bags were all left in situ lining the pavements overnight.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s delphic on-line collections calendar seems to indicate the rubbish should have been collected – if not on Good Friday – then yesterday April 15th – but it wasn’t.
Normally when the Vale of Glamorgan’s refuse collection day falls on a Bank Holiday – the waste is collected the next day . But Good Friday isn’t a Bank Holiday – at least it wasn’t for people who actually work in banks – and the refuse remained uncollected yesterday, Easter Saturday, which isn’t an official holiday.
Long lines of bags of waste were left on pavements across Penarth – including Plassey St where householders now leave their rubbish out – more in hope than in expectation that it will actually be picked up eventually, 0ne day.
On Good Friday Cllr Lis Burnett [who has now quit Penarth Town Council but is hoping to be elected to the Vale Council in Penarth’s Stanwell Ward ] appeared to blaming the “some Penarth people” for having missed what she called “the Bank Holiday waste collection changes” .
Her Twitter message to her former constituents in Penarth failed to explain however why Friday’s postponed bin collection didn’t take place on Saturday as it was apparently supposed to.