Where’s Me Bin; Where’s Me Bag

A wag of a Cornwall Councillor has amended the Britain’s Got Talent act ‘Where’s me key’s; where’s me Phone. The original song can be found HERE

Where you cheesed off when the big day come
When the trash can’t go cause you haven’t got your bin
And you haven’t got your bags you don’t know the day
And you don’t know the time

Where me bin, Where me bags
Where me bin, Where me bags
Where me bin, Where me bags
Where me bin, Where me bags
Where me bin, Where me bags

When you can’t complain cause the phone lines jammed
And your Councillor can’t help cause he an’t been informed
And Double’s been left holding the can
And German’s run off to run the green con.

Where me bin, Where me bags
Where me bin, Where me bags
Where me bin, Where me bags
Where me bin, Where me bags
Where me bin, Where me bags

So if you haven’t got your bin and you haven’t got your bags
And Cory haven’t come and your lawns full of trash
Don’t call the Council cause you won’t get through
And don’t phone me cause I haven’t got a clue.

Where me bin, Where me bags
Where me bin, Where me bags
Where me bin, Where me bags
Where me bin, Where me bags
Where me bin, Where me bags

Waste Collection is a bit Rubbish

Since the new waste contract came into force on the 2nd April the waste collection service many people receive throughout Cornwall has not been the best if we are honest. However, in many cases, Cornwall Council is taking the flak when truth be told it is not all the council’s fault. You see, the council does not collect the waste, this is done by a private company who tendered and won the contract.

The company in question is Cory, and they have been collecting all waste in Cornwall since the 2nd. For my Division of Porthleven and Helston South a few streets have been missed on last Wednesday’s collection. I might have understood a reason for this is the adjoining streets or whole areas of Porthleven had been missed, but this is not the case. As those adjoining streets had their rubbish collected. So there is no logic as to why streets have been missed off.

From calls I have received and people stopping me in the street I have reported those areas that have been missed at last weeks collection. I am well aware I might not have the full list of streets missed and want to make sure these streets will not miss out again. So, feel free to contact me and tell me, or better, you can click this link HERE which takes you to the ‘missed collections’ page of Cornwall Council’s website.

I know many people have also tried to call the council, and are waiting for a long time for the call to be answered. I like most of you hate to be kept waiting listening to some awful music, or dead silence wondering if you are still connected. But lets pause for a second and not get too frustrated and understand why you might be waiting for longer than expected.

You see last Monday, the council received over 22, 000 call’s when on a ‘normal’ Monday the council would expect to receive roughly 3,000-5,000 calls. That is over five times the normal demand. Extra staff have also been put on, but it is not just about staff. Another reason is BT will not give the council any more phone lines to be able to answer the calls. Again, the council’s hands are tied by a third-party. In the last two weeks, Cornwall Council has received over 70,000 calls to the waste service.

I know it is easy to knock the council, and when it is deserved, it should be. However, I feel in this case, Cornwall Council is getting a lot of the flak when in truth is it other parties that are to blame. This is not trying to make an excuse for Cornwall Council, but I thought it was only fair to clarify a few points.

I hope the teething problems will be sorted this week, and people will be happier with the current arrangement.

Helston Town Keeps On Moving – Towneoke

The new Helston Town Centre Manager, Jonathan Birkett has certainly hit the ground running since his appointment. One of the ideas he came up with is a ‘townoke’ to support Helston’s bid to the Portas Pilot.   The Portas Pilot is a competition to help rejuvenate a town centre. Sadly, only 12 towns in the UK will be selected to share just over a million pounds.

Of course, this townoke is not going to win the money on its own, but with competition for this money likely to be extremely strong, every little edge helps. So please watch the film and click the like button, as the more likes the film gets the higher up it gets placed on YouTube.

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