Plans to consult on changes to bin collections put on hold as Cllr Stuart Kelly requires councillors to look again at Cabinet decision
Councillor Stuart Kelly, who is pictured above at a “call-in” meeting in 2014, which you can read about at Cllr Stuart “Robin Hood” Kelly takes on Cllr Phil “Sheriff of Nottingham” Davies on a matter involving Wirral’s forest has started another call-in.
Cllr Stuart Kelly’s call-in is of the Labour Cabinet’s decision made last week to consult on changes to the bin collections.
The following councillors have “called-in” the decision, which will now be looked at again.
Councillor Stuart Kelly (Lib Dem)
Councillor Phil Gilchrist (Lib Dem)
Councillor Alan Brighouse (Lib Dem)
Councillor Chris Carubia (Lib Dem)
Councillor Dave Mitchell (Lib Dem)
Councillor Ian Lewis (Conservative)
Councillor Moira McLaughlin’s report to Council next week states, “Contrary to the previous municipal year, there were no call-in meetings required during 2015/16.”
In fact the Coordinating Committee (to which call-ins used to go) has been recently abolished.
However, there is background to the Cabinet decision about consulting on changes to how rubbish is collected at Councillors on Wirral Council’s Labour Cabinet to make decision today on public consultation over changes to green bin collection and food waste collection from Wirral’s residents and the Cabinet meeting at which it was decided can be watched below (starting at the 25 minute 21 second mark).
Cllr Stuart Kelly gives his reasons for the call-in as follows, “[it] is wrong to consult on changes to the collection of waste in Wirral based upon only presenting two options to improve recycling to the public, including the possibility of moving to a three weekly collection of residual waste. This decision effectively limits the feedback that the council could receive from residents on the best ways of achieving 50% or more recycling rates within their communities.
This call in requests that cabinet engage in a more open and wide ranging consultation on waste management with the people of Wirral over a longer three month period in order to gauge public opinion of the cabinets 3 weekly option and to consider alternatives.”
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