Nottingham City Council send me a little magazine every so often. It’s called the Nottingham Arrow and extends to 24 pages – I know this because I read it cover to cover. Actually I don’t read it all – it normally goes in the bin. I know why the City produce it – its for those folks without email. I would prefer they sent me an email…
But the Autumn edition contains important information about bins. I have three. One for rubbish and the others for other rubbish. One is garden rubbish – its brown. The announcement proudly tells us that we mustn’t “forget that [your] free garden waste collection stops over the winter months. Free. Zip. Nada. Zero. Zilch.
How come it’s free to me?
I know it saves the Council £180,000 each year not to collect those pesky autumn leaves until next April.
But I do wonder who is paying if it’s not me? Are the council doing this out of the goodness of their hearts? Clearly as a local ratepayer i’m not paying – as it’s free?
I don’t mind a bit of spin or poetic licence – but I think this might be pushing the bounds just a little bit!
Everything the City Council do – the Ratepayer pays for. Period.