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The PMs Coronavirus Letter

Discussion in 'Personal' started by peakster, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Why ?

    It's a total waste of time and money.

    Coming to your address and then straight into a recycling bin near you.
    afterdark, Jamvic, WB and 6 others like this.
  2. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    As our carbon emissions are way down I will have no qualms about burning it.
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  3. sodalime

    sodalime Lead commenter

    Couldn't agree more, peakster . . .apart from the bit about the recycling bin. My local authority has cancelled all but normal household waste collections. Everything is going in landfill now.
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  4. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I'm in charge so I'm going to send a letter which says exactly the same as what you can hear on any news broadcast.

    Criminal waste of money - that's all it is.
    strawbs, Jamvic, Laphroig and 3 others like this.
  5. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    As advice is, understandably, frequently changing, what is the point of a letter? When its information becomes out of date, as it surely will, will we spend another £5.8m, and then another?
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2020
  6. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Are you not been encouraged to squash the recycling down to fit more in and save for later? I'm not looking forward to the queues at the re-opened recycling centres when they are allowed ot open. people will have so much. :rolleyes:
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  7. maggie m

    maggie m Senior commenter

    Bonkers. Radio , tv, newspapers and text messages surely that reaches everyone.
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  8. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    I just hope he doesn't lick the envelope....
  9. steely1

    steely1 Occasional commenter

    So this is what BJ has been doing with his time in self-isolation.
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  10. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    or anything else.......
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  11. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    This is the sort of "Strategic Thinking" this government is capable of.
    Jamvic, Laphroig and emerald52 like this.
  12. sodalime

    sodalime Lead commenter

    No. Instead they are increasing frequency of household waste collections from once fortnightly to once a week. Everything now has to go into our black bins.
    Due to the fact that this local authority only increased the council tax by 3%, and not the maximum amount they could have increased it by, if we want garden waste uplifted we now have to buy a seasonal permit. They have suspended the selling of permits. I'll be making a compost heap :)
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  13. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    All collections of garden waste have ceased for the time being. Our only real option is to put it all in bin bags and then take it to the landfill site when it re-opens.
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  14. install

    install Star commenter

    And doesn’t a letter in the post increase a risk of the virus getting into households. That letter, that envelope will be going through lots of hands. :eek:
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  15. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    It's a total non-starter of an idea - 5 minutes thought tells you that.

    The fact that it happening makes you think about the competence of this government.
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  16. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Surely our money should be better spent at this time?
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  17. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    The £5.8m could fund a lot of vital equipment. They must have money to burn which is disheartening when we have gone through all those austerity measures because we were told there was no money! Think what £5.8m could do for some organisations or charities!
    strawbs, install, Jamvic and 2 others like this.
  18. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    Funniest post ever! :):p:)
    Cheered me up no end!
    Grandsire, install and Jamvic like this.
  19. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    £5.8 Million - is that what it's going to cost.....what a waste.
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  20. smurphy6

    smurphy6 Senior commenter

    It is ridiculous. Do these people not think things through?
    install and Jamvic like this.

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