Bin collections 'will not be sold off to private companies'

The Bolton News: Bin collections 'will not be sold off to private companies' Bin collections 'will not be sold off to private companies'

BIN collections in Bolton will not be carried out by private companies, a senior councillor has pledged.

Trafford Council, Greater Manchester’s only Conservative run council, will be the first authority in the region to outsource waste collections, with its leader, Cllr Sean Anstee, expecting to begin the privatisation process next year.

But the suggestion that Bolton could follow in Trafford’s footsteps has been rebuked by Cllr Nick Peel, executive member for environmental services.

He said: “We have no plans to privatise things like bin collections and other services.”

“The suggestion that all the local authorities could follow suit is like saying we could all provide big umbrellas for every time it rains.

“Things like bin collections are a universal service that are paid for by council tax and that is not something we want to change.”

In March, Cllr Peel said the council had no plans to charge people for bin collections following suggestions from Education Minister David Laws that it could be a way for authorities to respond to a cut or freeze in the central government grant.

Cllr Peel added: “I think that idea is crazy really and Bolton Council has no plans whatsoever to introduce charges for bin collections — that is completely barmy.”

Cllr Peel is standing for re-election in the Tonge with The Haulgh ward on Thursday, May 22.

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9:59am Wed 14 May 14

atlas123 says...

Typical of the council, why not wait and see before passing judgement?

If its cheaper, provides a better service to end users and available... Why not?

If it doesn't tick the boxes above carry on as normal - dont just dismiss it.

We need a smaller slicker, more responsive and effective council, not one that just hangs on to things because that is how we have always done it, or because state is best.
Typical of the council, why not wait and see before passing judgement? If its cheaper, provides a better service to end users and available... Why not? If it doesn't tick the boxes above carry on as normal - dont just dismiss it. We need a smaller slicker, more responsive and effective council, not one that just hangs on to things because that is how we have always done it, or because state is best. atlas123
  • Score: 5

10:23am Wed 14 May 14

Rocket_Scientist says...

Won't be outsourced? Won't be charged for? OK, let's see how that goes then.
Won't be outsourced? Won't be charged for? OK, let's see how that goes then. Rocket_Scientist
  • Score: 3

10:38am Wed 14 May 14

Jim271 says...

When you outsource to private companies the price goes up for the end user, ie the Council Tax Payer.

For example NCP taking over car parking and enforcement,
Result, higher charges and more cash generating Cameras.
When you outsource to private companies the price goes up for the end user, ie the Council Tax Payer. For example NCP taking over car parking and enforcement, Result, higher charges and more cash generating Cameras. Jim271
  • Score: 4

11:36am Wed 14 May 14

tinypet says...

since when can we believe what the penny pinching b a stards say :0/
NEVER MAYBE
since when can we believe what the penny pinching b a stards say :0/ NEVER MAYBE tinypet
  • Score: 2

11:37am Wed 14 May 14

tinypet says...

Rocket_Scientist wrote:
Won't be outsourced? Won't be charged for? OK, let's see how that goes then.
council tax bumped again i bet.
[quote][p][bold]Rocket_Scientist[/bold] wrote: Won't be outsourced? Won't be charged for? OK, let's see how that goes then.[/p][/quote]council tax bumped again i bet. tinypet
  • Score: 1

11:50am Wed 14 May 14

atlas123 says...

Jim271 wrote:
When you outsource to private companies the price goes up for the end user, ie the Council Tax Payer.

For example NCP taking over car parking and enforcement,
Result, higher charges and more cash generating Cameras.
AIUI

The council set all the fees etc. NCP just run and administer it.

As far as carparks go, the new carpark at top way is as pleasant as it gets.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: When you outsource to private companies the price goes up for the end user, ie the Council Tax Payer. For example NCP taking over car parking and enforcement, Result, higher charges and more cash generating Cameras.[/p][/quote]AIUI The council set all the fees etc. NCP just run and administer it. As far as carparks go, the new carpark at top way is as pleasant as it gets. atlas123
  • Score: 4

11:50am Wed 14 May 14

atlas123 says...

Jim271 wrote:
When you outsource to private companies the price goes up for the end user, ie the Council Tax Payer.

For example NCP taking over car parking and enforcement,
Result, higher charges and more cash generating Cameras.
AIUI

The council set all the fees etc. NCP just run and administer it.

As far as carparks go, the new carpark at top way is as pleasant as it gets.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: When you outsource to private companies the price goes up for the end user, ie the Council Tax Payer. For example NCP taking over car parking and enforcement, Result, higher charges and more cash generating Cameras.[/p][/quote]AIUI The council set all the fees etc. NCP just run and administer it. As far as carparks go, the new carpark at top way is as pleasant as it gets. atlas123
  • Score: 1

12:10pm Wed 14 May 14

Beyond News Forum says...

“Things like bin collections are a universal service that are paid for by council tax and that is not something we want to change.”

Yes and we all want a rebate for the reduced service...

Thumbs down and council panderers in 3, 2, 1...
“Things like bin collections are a universal service that are paid for by council tax and that is not something we want to change.” Yes and we all want a rebate for the reduced service... Thumbs down and council panderers in 3, 2, 1... Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 2

12:38pm Wed 14 May 14

Kerrybubbles says...

A private company might do a better job by collecting our bins weekly!
A private company might do a better job by collecting our bins weekly! Kerrybubbles
  • Score: 2

1:25pm Wed 14 May 14

Jim271 says...

atlas123 wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
When you outsource to private companies the price goes up for the end user, ie the Council Tax Payer.

For example NCP taking over car parking and enforcement,
Result, higher charges and more cash generating Cameras.
AIUI

The council set all the fees etc. NCP just run and administer it.

As far as carparks go, the new carpark at top way is as pleasant as it gets.
BS total BS.

the car park smells of urine
[quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: When you outsource to private companies the price goes up for the end user, ie the Council Tax Payer. For example NCP taking over car parking and enforcement, Result, higher charges and more cash generating Cameras.[/p][/quote]AIUI The council set all the fees etc. NCP just run and administer it. As far as carparks go, the new carpark at top way is as pleasant as it gets.[/p][/quote]BS total BS. the car park smells of urine Jim271
  • Score: -4

2:46pm Wed 14 May 14

The Righteous One says...

Anytime a department is outsourced it does eventually become a financial lead weight in that the private companies smell a cash cow and then request more and more and more money to run the outsourced department. Seen it happen over and over again in both the private and public sector.
Anytime a department is outsourced it does eventually become a financial lead weight in that the private companies smell a cash cow and then request more and more and more money to run the outsourced department. Seen it happen over and over again in both the private and public sector. The Righteous One
  • Score: 2

4:19pm Wed 14 May 14

Jim271 says...

The Righteous One wrote:
Anytime a department is outsourced it does eventually become a financial lead weight in that the private companies smell a cash cow and then request more and more and more money to run the outsourced department. Seen it happen over and over again in both the private and public sector.
Agreed.
[quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: Anytime a department is outsourced it does eventually become a financial lead weight in that the private companies smell a cash cow and then request more and more and more money to run the outsourced department. Seen it happen over and over again in both the private and public sector.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Jim271
  • Score: 1

4:59pm Wed 14 May 14

Jim271 says...

Atlas claims private companies provide better value for money.

Well we all know how cheap gas and electricity prices are now.

We all know what a great rail service we have.

Soon it will be the NHS.

I think the one thing that should be privatised is the BBC.
Atlas claims private companies provide better value for money. Well we all know how cheap gas and electricity prices are now. We all know what a great rail service we have. Soon it will be the NHS. I think the one thing that should be privatised is the BBC. Jim271
  • Score: 3

5:38pm Wed 14 May 14

The Righteous One says...

BBC/Freeview is £145.50/year or 40p/day
SKY is £930/year (top tier with HD and extra box) or £2.55/day
Virgin is £558/year (top XL package) or £1.53/day
TalkTalk is £156/year (top TV excluding NowTV PAYG channels) or 43p/day
BT is £588/year(including sky sports/movies) or £1.61/day

So basically BBC/Freeview is actually the best package at only 40p a day - which gives access to over 50 TV channels, and lets not forget that this 40p/day also has to be added to the other packages operated by its competitors thus making them even more expensive!!!
BBC/Freeview is £145.50/year or 40p/day SKY is £930/year (top tier with HD and extra box) or £2.55/day Virgin is £558/year (top XL package) or £1.53/day TalkTalk is £156/year (top TV excluding NowTV PAYG channels) or 43p/day BT is £588/year(including sky sports/movies) or £1.61/day So basically BBC/Freeview is actually the best package at only 40p a day - which gives access to over 50 TV channels, and lets not forget that this 40p/day also has to be added to the other packages operated by its competitors thus making them even more expensive!!! The Righteous One
  • Score: -4

5:50pm Wed 14 May 14

questionairre says...

Jim271 said
Well we all know how cheap gas and electricity prices are now.

Well Jim, You obviously don't know your facts then, as the UK,s energy is one of the lowest priced in Europe.
Jim271 said Well we all know how cheap gas and electricity prices are now. Well Jim, You obviously don't know your facts then, as the UK,s energy is one of the lowest priced in Europe. questionairre
  • Score: -2

12:39am Thu 15 May 14

piszoff says...

The Righteous One wrote:
BBC/Freeview is £145.50/year or 40p/day
SKY is £930/year (top tier with HD and extra box) or £2.55/day
Virgin is £558/year (top XL package) or £1.53/day
TalkTalk is £156/year (top TV excluding NowTV PAYG channels) or 43p/day
BT is £588/year(including sky sports/movies) or £1.61/day

So basically BBC/Freeview is actually the best package at only 40p a day - which gives access to over 50 TV channels, and lets not forget that this 40p/day also has to be added to the other packages operated by its competitors thus making them even more expensive!!!
Only if you watch there drivel live, How many hours dose everyone watch BBC programs a day.
[quote][p][bold]The Righteous One[/bold] wrote: BBC/Freeview is £145.50/year or 40p/day SKY is £930/year (top tier with HD and extra box) or £2.55/day Virgin is £558/year (top XL package) or £1.53/day TalkTalk is £156/year (top TV excluding NowTV PAYG channels) or 43p/day BT is £588/year(including sky sports/movies) or £1.61/day So basically BBC/Freeview is actually the best package at only 40p a day - which gives access to over 50 TV channels, and lets not forget that this 40p/day also has to be added to the other packages operated by its competitors thus making them even more expensive!!![/p][/quote]Only if you watch there drivel live, How many hours dose everyone watch BBC programs a day. piszoff
  • Score: 0

12:03am Fri 16 May 14

Toybox says...

If you want your bins emptying, don't vote UKIP who'll be charging us and want it paid weekly in cash according to the local ukip candidate.
If you want your bins emptying, don't vote UKIP who'll be charging us and want it paid weekly in cash according to the local ukip candidate. Toybox
  • Score: 0

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