£25 bulky items charge to go despite Lib Dem delaying tactics
Labour will ignore Lib Dem delaying tactics and keep its promise to abolish the £25.00 charge for bulky refuse collection. The abolition of the charge was a major plank in Labour’s election manifesto and the Council’s ruling Executive voted to implement the abolition from 1st October 2010.
However, the Liberal Democrat Opposition has now ‘called in’ the Executive’s decision in an attempt to delay implementation.
The Labour Leader of Brent Council, Councillor Ann John, has lambasted the Lib Dems’ delaying tactics and she is determined to abolish the charge. Cllr John said:
“Unlike the Lib Dems who have betrayed every principle they ever had in return for ministerial limousines, we believe in keeping our promises and we will not be deflected by childish delaying tactics.This was our number one pledge and we have a clear mandate to implement it. The people of Brent have spoken and if the Lib Dems had any respect for the democratic process at all they would accept the electorate’s decision. The fact that they are still trying to overturn the policy shows that they are neither liberal nor democratic”.