Cardboard and plastic kerbside collections in Sefton

Cllr. Robbie Fenton pictured in March 2012 campaigning for plastic and cardboard recycling to be introduced in Sefton

Cllr. Robbie Fenton pictured in March 2012 campaigning for plastic and cardboard recycling to be introduced in Sefton

We Lib Dems have been pushing Sefton Council to bring this in for a long time and at last the Labour-run Council is taking action. My colleague Cllr. Nigel Ashton has been seeking out information about the roll out of this recycling initiative and the consequences of it. Here are a few pointers as to what is going to happen and where to find more information:-

Cllr. Nigel Ashton

Cllr. Nigel Ashton

* Information mailings should drop through Sefton resident’s letter boxes from 21st February until 11th April.

* Brown bins should be delivered to properties from 17th March through to the 27th April.

* The new collection service will start for some residents from 31st March and all should be on it by 28th April.

* Under the new collection arrangement the brown and grey wheelie-bins will be emptied on an alternating pattern (Tuesday to Friday) with green wheelie-bins being emptied on a fortnightly basis between February and November on Saturday or Monday, each household will receive a collection calendar which identifies the day/date and colour of bin scheduled for collection.


* Something to bear in mind – There are around 14,000 properties within Sefton which have access/storage issues and therefore do not receive the current or future (Residual/Plastic&Cardboard) Alternate Weekly Collection (AWC) wheelie-bin service, the vast majority of these currently receive a weekly collection of residual and recyclable waste.

* At this stage the search facility on Sefton’s website provides current collection arrangement information only (grey/green w/bins) however this will be replaced by the new collection information (Grey/Brown & Green w/bin collections) just prior to each phase commencing.

* Sefton’s website does however contain information about the introduction of plastic/cardboard collections and the ability to look-up when the first brown-bin collection (for a specific property) is scheduled to be provided;

Here’s hoping I have not got any of this information around my neck!

Well said Jo Barton – 40% recycling rate is simply not good enough in Sefton

I was delighted to see that one of Southport’s biggest supporters of recycling, Jo Barton, is saying that a 40% recycling rate in Sefton is not good enough and that the Council has to do better by providing plastic bottle and cardboard collections on our doorsteps.

Check out Jo’s views at:-

Who reads national newspapers these days?

I ask as I don’t and probably haven’t for 15 years or more, what’s more many of the folks that I know don’t read them either. Gone are the days when your work colleagues would all walk in each morning carrying a national newspaper. Now the odd copy of the Metro is all that is likely to appear because Joe or Jane comes in on the train.

Yes, we all notice some of those who are retired nipping out for their daily choice of biased news from whichever red top suits their prejudices each day. But do people under the age of 55 bother to gain news from such sources any more especially as it is filtered and spiced up to suit the perceived leanings of each publication’s target audiences?

Which begs the question why do TV news and current affairs programmes seem so keen to do reviews of what national newspapers are saying, usually with the help of a celeb’, politician or indeed a journalist. Sky News and BBC News 24 love to fill the space between their endless repetition of daily news events with such reviews but a programme like Andrew Marr’s on a Sunday morning very much leads on what the press think and what others think about what the press thinks.

You get the impression that newspaper reviews simply fill TV voids these days as most of us get our news via the www’s. I can’t imagine buying a newspaper now except if I am going on a long rail journey, for example, and need something to read.

So do TV programmes review newspapers simply because they always have done, because it fills a void or, in the case of commercial TV, because they want to highlight a newspaper that is part of their company stable?

Conservatives trash recycling

Please have a look at the posting on the above blogspot for Meols ward Lib Dems.

What on earth is Pickles up to? We have been fighting to get kerbside/ doorstep cardboard and plastic bottle recycling introduced across the whole of Sefton for a long, long time!

Lib Dem Lydiate Parish Cllr. Robbie Fenton campaigns for plastic bottle and cardboard recycling

Lib Dem Lydiate Parish Cllr. Robbie Fenton campaigns for plastic bottle and cardboard recycling