Random thoughts of a Birmingham-based political junkie and party hack, Labour member and activist. And a Councillor for the City of Birmingham, representing Acocks Green ward.
Monday, April 02, 2012
Eric's scheme flops
Back in February, I wrote about Eric Pickles' attempts to return to the days when every Englishman could have the remnants of his chicken curry collected on a weekly basis. I predicted then that few if any councils would consider restarting weekly collections, as the funding would only last for three of the five years for which they are required to sign up and that the money was insufficient in any case.