Residents carry out survey to prove recycling centre use

Mayor Ron Pratt and Bill Jones at Burnham Recycling Centre

Mayor Ron Pratt and Bill Jones at Burnham Recycling Centre

First published in News

A concerned resident carried out a user survey at a recycling centre to prove just how well-used it is.

He carried out the survey, along with Bill Jones and Geoff Lindsay, on 6 and 9 June at the centre on Springfield Road.

Peter Elphinstone, 63, of Beauchamps, Burnham presented the findings to Burnham Town Council on June 23.

He said: “If you wanted civil unrest in this town, close the recycling centre.

“The support for it was 100%.”

Mayor Ron Pratt said: “The county council are always looking for ways of saving money and I can never say never, that is one of the concerns.

“But there is a lot of local feeling that it is well-used and it would be missed and the town council will support it’s continued use.”

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12:27pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Hawthorne says...

"Civil unrest"... Hahahahaha
"Civil unrest"... Hahahahaha Hawthorne
  • Score: 2

12:40pm Mon 21 Jul 14

An alternative view says...

Hawthorne wrote:
"Civil unrest"... Hahahahaha
Nothing quite like overstating your case to the local rag to make you look a plonker :-)
[quote][p][bold]Hawthorne[/bold] wrote: "Civil unrest"... Hahahahaha[/p][/quote]Nothing quite like overstating your case to the local rag to make you look a plonker :-) An alternative view
  • Score: 1

12:59pm Mon 21 Jul 14

An alternative view says...

Reports of civil disturbance in Burnham surfaced today where several pensioners were seen throwing bottles, bricks and chairs at a rank of council officer.

Bottles were first sorted in to clear, green and brown piles and were later carefully swept up by the rambunctious cohort. Bricks were lobbed with little regard for safety, Charlie, 67 said he would have thrown more if it weren’t for the punitive restriction of one wheel barrow load of bricks per fortnight.

Dave, 62, recalled the scenes of chaos as chairs were used as deadly missiles, he felt he could have got a better aim if he was allowed to use the steps to get more height. There was then a lengthy discussion at to whether the wood to metal ratio of the chairs construction meant they should have been placed in the wood or scrap metal bins

“It was like South Central LA there for a while” said Dave, “we didn’t even bother wearing sensible shoes, we’re disgusted and if that means coming here without a fluorescent jacket and risking my toes in flip flops then that’s what I’ll do”

Sense prevailed and when word filtered out that Countdown was just about to start, the angry mob trundled home in their low mileage Nissan Micras for a well-deserved cup of PG and a bourbon biscuit.
Reports of civil disturbance in Burnham surfaced today where several pensioners were seen throwing bottles, bricks and chairs at a rank of council officer. Bottles were first sorted in to clear, green and brown piles and were later carefully swept up by the rambunctious cohort. Bricks were lobbed with little regard for safety, Charlie, 67 said he would have thrown more if it weren’t for the punitive restriction of one wheel barrow load of bricks per fortnight. Dave, 62, recalled the scenes of chaos as chairs were used as deadly missiles, he felt he could have got a better aim if he was allowed to use the steps to get more height. There was then a lengthy discussion at to whether the wood to metal ratio of the chairs construction meant they should have been placed in the wood or scrap metal bins “It was like South Central LA there for a while” said Dave, “we didn’t even bother wearing sensible shoes, we’re disgusted and if that means coming here without a fluorescent jacket and risking my toes in flip flops then that’s what I’ll do” Sense prevailed and when word filtered out that Countdown was just about to start, the angry mob trundled home in their low mileage Nissan Micras for a well-deserved cup of PG and a bourbon biscuit. An alternative view
  • Score: 3

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