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Councillor lashes out on blight of fly-tipping

Anti-social louts ‘are turning countryside into furniture graveyard’ CITY councillor Mike Sole has lashed out at fly-tippers who are blighting the countryside around Canterbury, accusing them of turning the area into “a furniture graveyard”. The Lib Dem representative for Barham Downs said people in his constituency were “fed up” with all the old furniture and other rubbish being left by …

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Anger as rubbish is left to pile up in bins and gardens

Piles of rubbish in front gardens and unemptied wheelie bins are blighting city streets over the holidays. In areas of high student populations, bags have been left in front gardens and not placed in wheelie bins for collection while in other parts of the city standard collection times were missed. Cllr Alan Baldock is among those whose rubbish was supposed …

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Dad’s poster efforts to clean up town thwarted

A dad has been left exasperated after his efforts to get dog owners to clean up after their mess on the school run were thwarted by council contractors. Sam Cridland walks his four-year-old son to school from the town centre, and was fed up of having to tread through or dodge the unsightly pet poo. He was so angry he …

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Contractor set to dump city’s waste

A council contractor looks set to pull out of running household waste collection services after the revelation it will concentrate its efforts on more lucrative contracts. Serco took on two major contracts with Canterbury City Council in April 2013, which include collecting household waste, street cleaning and maintaining public parks and gardens. But Serco chief executive Rupert Soames has announced …

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Call foul on dog owners who refuse to clean up after pets

A shocked councillor has told how a disgruntled resident demanded he clear human poo from his front garden. Cllr Peter Vickery-Jones (Con) recalled the strange encounter, as town councillors discussed the persistent problem of dog mess at a meeting last week. Revealing some of the unrealistic expectations people have from their local representatives, he told the Gazette: “I got a …

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Missed-bin money is put to good use

I would like to add balance to the article headlined Donations Are Going To Waste (Missed Bin Donation Pledge? Total Stands At Just £4.29, Herne Bay Gazette, May 1). The £10,000 donation being made to Porchlight as part of Serco’s waste collection guaranteed fund is allowing us to continue making a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people …

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Bin firm should make good its charity offer

Serco’s pledge to donate cash to charity “whenever a bin collection is missed” is undoubtedly to be applauded. It was hoped it would benefit good causes while motivating crews to improve their performance. But if 1,500 unemptied bins have been recorded on fancy technology in the binmen’s lorries, why has the firm only dished out a measly £429? It’s because …

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Missed bin donation pledge? Total stands at just £4.29

Charities miss out on promise because it’s too hard to report lapses Amid a fanfare of publicity last November, city council contractor Serco said it would donate to charity every time it missed a bin collection. Its boss Geoff Dunne proudly said cash would be handed to good causes if the firm fell short on its “promise on delivering this …

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Help keep your Bay blooming beautiful

More volunteers needed as floral group’s funding is cut STAND by your spades – it’s time to get the Bay blooming. The team behind Herne Bay in Bloom have issued a call to action to make sure the town continues to flourish, as Mortimer Street’s planters are ripped out and funding for replacements is pruned. At a meeting on Wednesday …

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Please return bins in orderly manner

Every two weeks we put our bins out in a tidy manner to be emptied by city council contractor Serco. The bins were in such a state – all over the place – after they were emptied I even took a picture. I also noticed the paper bin is cracked and the small bin is broken too. Mrs M. Edwards …

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