Regarding the new recycling bins,
. I too was faced with the difficulty of taking the bins out and bringing them back in as I am 93 years old and have mobility problems.
But the council has made full provision for this in that they will collect the bins from my garage and wheel them out and return them when emptied.
I found it relatively easy to obtain this help. I first obtained a letter from my doctor confirming my need, then I obtained and completed an assistance needed form from the council and attached the doctor's letter and I sent these to the council; then two polite council officers came to ascertain the bins' whereabouts and answer any questions.
I am very grateful for such service.
Yes, I suppose I could have got a private contractor, but why pay twice?
Furthermore, by using the city council's recycling system I'm being much kinder to the environment.
I do think, however that a pay-as-you-throw system would have been much fairer.
Efficient service please
In reply to the Saturday, May 8 article about catching buses, yes, of course it would help with congestion, but the buses are not always reliable, are invariably late mainly due to traffic hold-ups but often not even leaving the city area in the evenings.
Some buses just don't come at the right times and when I have phoned, I was told yes it had left its starting point on time, which was untrue as I waited early until a good 20 minutes after, no sign of it. I went back home and drove to the city.
Please get us an efficient and reliable service and people will feel more confident using it. As one person mentioned, the most common bus going around is the one marked "Not in Service".
I had the pleasant experience of receiving the first of two Covid vaccine doses at the downtown pop-up facility.
Designing from scratch and then implementing a system to deliver Covid-19 vaccines must have been a huge task for local health authorities.
Well done to call centre staff efficiently taking my booking, welcoming receptionist, skilled vaccinator and friendly support staff.
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