Sunday, April 27, 2008

Monkey Updates

Well that was a nice couple of weeks away. Without going in to too much detail I went somewhere that might very well be considered border line third world. It's somewhere that's not able to guarantee a constant supply of electricity, however even they manage to collect all the rubbish every week which really does put Greenwich Council to shame.

So let's get down to business.

While I was away I finally heard from Councillor Allan MacCarthy. The letter was dated about three weeks after I had written to him. He explains the delay on the letter arriving while he was ill.

He does say something interesting though, he says that Coucillor Gillman told him that she would be keeping me informed as to what was going on. Other than her initial reply, which though quick weighed in at a hefty 50 words, I've not heard anything from her.

So what is the current situation?

Well once again there are bins overspilling with the wrong type of rubbish.

In his reply Jim Wintour, the Director of Neighbourhood Services, said "We are also writing special letters to people who consistently get it wrong." Well either those letters haven't gone out or the people doing this are ignoring them. Let's just make perfectly clear that this seems to be the same households doing this week after week after week. They are easily identifiable and should therefore be easily tackle-able. 4 months into the new bin collection scheme and the Council are still failing to deal with the side effects of their cunning plan. And that failing is despite me having written to all of my Councillors and the Council Director in charge of rubbish collection.

I'll reiterate the Charlton Cleansweep Challenge once again
1) Get the Rubbish off of the streets
2) Keep the Rubbish off of the streets

We're still being failed on Point 2.

I'm going to be away again for another week now so I wonder how it will all be when I return...

Anyway here's the Monkey Chart, there's been some changes but despite promises of action the root cause has still not been tackled so no one gets above a Dwarf Marmoset.

The Updated Charlton Average Monkey Chart!

Individual ContactedResponse TimeMonkey's Uncle

Councillor Gary Parker
After 2 weeks he emails saying that he never got the letter along with some information and promises of action. Appears to prod Jim Wintour into action.
Roosmalens' Dwarf Marmoset
Jim Wintour, Director of Neighbourhood ServicesResponded after three weeks, no reason given for the delay. Claims that letters are being written to those who put the wrong rubbish into their bins.
Roosmalens' Dwarf Marmoset

Councillor Janet Gillman
50 word letter after 2 Working Days, no long term solution.

Councillor Allan MacCarthy
Responded after three weeks due to illness. Claims that Councillor Gillman is dealing with the issue and that she will keep me up to date.

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