MOTION ON NOTICE
To scrap the £55.00 subscription charge for garden waste (brown) bins and provide them free of charge to Babergh residents.
To establish a weekly collection of household food waste throughout the district.
Proposer: Councillor Luke Cresswell
Seconder: Councillor Tony Bavington
108.1 Councillor Cresswell MOVED the following Motion :-
“To scrap the £55 subscription charge for garden waste (brown bins) and provide them free of charge to Babergh residents.
To establish a weekly collection of household food waste throughout the district”
108.2 In his introductory speech Councillor Cresswell informed Council that his proposal was to scrap garden waste charges as he felt that it was strange that residents were taxed for doing the right thing, he also felt that it was important that these issues were discussed and changes made to the Council’s recycling policies. Much of the changes were behavioural but the Council need to play a bigger role. At the moment pretty much everything went into the black bins but that had got to change. As for the brown bin Councillor Cresswell stated that we lived in a rural district with a high population of elderly people that had no choice but to pay the brown bin tax as they could not easily access alternative means of disposing their garden waste. Councillor Cresswell went on to say that national government may push for this to be introduced soon any way and the Council should be prepared, indeed the Council could be seen as progressive if this was done before the Government made it mandatory. Finally, Councillor Cresswell said that unless we all do more to save the planet, our environment and our future it would soon be too late and the effects will be devastating.
108.3 Councillor Nunn seconded the Motion.
108.4 The Chairman then referred the Motion to Cabinet without debate.