Shock Figures Reveal Missed Rubbish Collections in Bath Skyrocketing

New figures reveal a huge rise in the number of missed kerbside garbage collections across the Bath & North East Somerset council area. 

Statistics released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that missed rubbish collections have skyrocketed by more than six times. Bath & North East Somerset Council have missed 4,991 collections in the first six months of this year. This compares to just 678 missed in the same period of 2017, an increase of 636 per cent. 

This is a clear reminder that: under the Tories; Bath and North East Somerset Council is now running down our essential services. They are no longer providing efficient public services across our area due to continuing council cut-backs (despite ever increasing council tax bills). 

UKIP Bath & North East Somerset Branch opposes the huge decline of essential public services we are currently experiencing in Bath and North East Somerset.  We believe our Conservative Council is getting its priorities wrong.

Why, for example, did the council waste taxpayer’s money on a vanity project costing £804,000 to bring in 20 mph speed limits all over the area, despite a Department for Transport (DfT) report finding that the number of people killed or involved in serious collisions in new 20 mph zones had gone up, not down? Surely that money would have been better spent on maintaining efficient waste collection services? 

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