On Saturday we launched our campaign against Cardiff Council’s barmy proposal to introduce monthly bin collections. Local TPA supporters gathered signatures to our petition opposing the idea, and even though parts of Cardiff were flooded, the residents of Llandaff and Whitchurch turned out in force to add their support. Over 300 signatures were collected in just over two hours.
Many local residents were shocked to hear of the proposal, with many asking why their local representatives weren't standing up for them. They also expressed concern at potential infestations of rodents and fly tipping. One resident, Mrs Rosser, said:
I understand that this is an attempt to save money, but this is simply a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul. I pay my Council Tax bill on time and expect essential front line services to be protected.
Other residents throughout the day highlighted various elements of Council waste and posed the question why hard working residents who pay their Council Tax are now being threatened with a reduced service. They also questioned the inactivity of other local ‘out of touch’ politicians in opposition.
Over the course of the next three weeks the TaxPayers’ Alliance will be collecting further signatures against this proposal at the following venues:
Saturday 26 October
11.00am – Ty Glas Shopping Precinct, Llanishen
1.30pm – Albany Road (Outside Tesco Metro), Roath
Saturday 2 November
11.00am – Cowbridge Road East (outside Tesco Metro), Canton
If you would like to help at one of these events, please get in touch.