I seem to recall that I was at this around the same time last year; moaning about blue bin bags. Well, with apologies to readers who were thoroughly bored the last time, but I’m at it again.
Last year, when Wokingham Borough Council’s stealth-taxing bin bag scheme was new, one of my many complaints was that the delivery was botched. Rolls of bags — limited to two per household — were left on residents’ doorsteps where many were stolen.
This year we were promised that lessons had been learned. Instead of simply being left on doorsteps, residents who were not there to receive their bags would be able to claim them instead through a voucher system. No more stolen bags, right?
Except this, at the top of the page, is what I was greeted by this morning.
A leaflet, pushed through the door, explained what a *ahem* success the first year of the scheme has been, and how we would be able to collect our bags if they had not been delivered. It was only as I was leaving for work that I realised that the bags has been left there, without so much as an attempt to notify us.
Lessons learned indeed. Exactly the same thing a year on. Wokingham deserves better than this merry-go-round of incompetence.