Consequences promised over 'scourge of town' rubbish in Helston

Consequences promised over 'scourge of town' rubbish in Helston

Consequences promised over 'scourge of town' rubbish in Helston

First published in News

Householders in Helston must realise that their rubbish is their responsibility until it is collected, or face the consequences.

This was the warning from Cornwall councillor Judith Haycock, who stressed that “steps will be taken” for those who continued to leave it uncovered on the street to be pecked open by seagulls, with litter then strewn across the pavements.

Describing it as the “absolute scourge of the town”, councillor Jonathan Radford-Gaby said the main problem seemed to be the opes and alleyways between shops in the town centre.

“Bags are pulled asunder by the seagulls – usually by six o’clock the previous night before collection,” he said. “It seems to be the same people week in and week out.”

And he predicted: “It will take one or two prosecutions, that is all. Word will get around and it will stop immediately.”

Mrs Haycock said rubbish bags were looked through by council staff in order to establish who they belonged to, so a prosecution could be made.

She added: “What really depresses me is that when you see these bags split open a large amount of it should have been recycled.

“If people did recycle there’d be a very small amount of rubbish and less for the seagulls.”

Councillor Ronnie Williams said: “The sort of people causing this problem just don’t respect society.”

Mayor Mike Thomas said how he impressed he was with the “tolerance” of Cory workers who pick up the waste left behind.

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9:26am Fri 25 Jul 14

meerkats says...

It is not just the town centre and i hope action will be taken in other parts of the town too. A small minority in my area do not cover their bags which is torn apart by the seagulls and then rubbish strewn all over the place. i have been out on many occassion to clear it up, but one thing i refuse to touch which i think should be disposed of properly by the Carers who visit a person each day are their disposable gloves, which they obviously put in the household rubbish and end up all over the lane too. I always cover my bags over with a sheet and have never had any problems , a simple cheap thing to do but people cant be bothered.
It is not just the town centre and i hope action will be taken in other parts of the town too. A small minority in my area do not cover their bags which is torn apart by the seagulls and then rubbish strewn all over the place. i have been out on many occassion to clear it up, but one thing i refuse to touch which i think should be disposed of properly by the Carers who visit a person each day are their disposable gloves, which they obviously put in the household rubbish and end up all over the lane too. I always cover my bags over with a sheet and have never had any problems , a simple cheap thing to do but people cant be bothered. meerkats
  • Score: 7

9:29am Fri 25 Jul 14

meerkats says...

put the s in the wrong place in occasion and should have said are and not is torn apart
put the s in the wrong place in occasion and should have said are and not is torn apart meerkats
  • Score: 6

9:53am Fri 25 Jul 14

southseabubble says...

I just don't understand why people are so tight , that they will not buy a bin.
In our area bags are often left at the bottom of the church steps ,sometimes 2/3 days prior to collection.
Bring on the fines for repeat offenders , you know who you are.
Landlords and letting agents who fail to provide bins for tenants should be targeted also.
I just don't understand why people are so tight , that they will not buy a bin. In our area bags are often left at the bottom of the church steps ,sometimes 2/3 days prior to collection. Bring on the fines for repeat offenders , you know who you are. Landlords and letting agents who fail to provide bins for tenants should be targeted also. southseabubble
  • Score: -9

10:07am Fri 25 Jul 14

meerkats says...

I have a bin in the garden .but where we have to leave our rubbish for collection its not safe to put bins out ,hence covered black bags , i am not tight just practical.
I have a bin in the garden .but where we have to leave our rubbish for collection its not safe to put bins out ,hence covered black bags , i am not tight just practical. meerkats
  • Score: 6

12:00pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Chewie78 says...

Haycock is a useless nimby, what a wasteful moronic woman she truly is! If you can spend the money employing people to go through rubbish in order to bring about a prosecution, then you can afford to provide wheelie bins and solve it!
And trust the town council to back her up having no original ideals or solutions themselves! Lets just label everyone unable to afford a bin, in a time of austerity where many in the town are struggling to feed themselves as 'not respecting society' pull your heads out of your arses!
Haycock is a useless nimby, what a wasteful moronic woman she truly is! If you can spend the money employing people to go through rubbish in order to bring about a prosecution, then you can afford to provide wheelie bins and solve it! And trust the town council to back her up having no original ideals or solutions themselves! Lets just label everyone unable to afford a bin, in a time of austerity where many in the town are struggling to feed themselves as 'not respecting society' pull your heads out of your arses! Chewie78
  • Score: -24

3:20pm Fri 25 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Chewie78 wrote:
Haycock is a useless nimby, what a wasteful moronic woman she truly is! If you can spend the money employing people to go through rubbish in order to bring about a prosecution, then you can afford to provide wheelie bins and solve it!
And trust the town council to back her up having no original ideals or solutions themselves! Lets just label everyone unable to afford a bin, in a time of austerity where many in the town are struggling to feed themselves as 'not respecting society' pull your heads out of your arses!
Would you send this comment to Cllr Haycock with your real name , no i thought not so why leave such a nasty anonymous comment on here ? it is no good blaming her or the TC when it is the householders and businesses that are responsible for their refuse disposal.
[quote][p][bold]Chewie78[/bold] wrote: Haycock is a useless nimby, what a wasteful moronic woman she truly is! If you can spend the money employing people to go through rubbish in order to bring about a prosecution, then you can afford to provide wheelie bins and solve it! And trust the town council to back her up having no original ideals or solutions themselves! Lets just label everyone unable to afford a bin, in a time of austerity where many in the town are struggling to feed themselves as 'not respecting society' pull your heads out of your arses![/p][/quote]Would you send this comment to Cllr Haycock with your real name , no i thought not so why leave such a nasty anonymous comment on here ? it is no good blaming her or the TC when it is the householders and businesses that are responsible for their refuse disposal. meerkats
  • Score: 9

5:44pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Gill Z Martin says...

Chewie78 wrote:
Haycock is a useless nimby, what a wasteful moronic woman she truly is! If you can spend the money employing people to go through rubbish in order to bring about a prosecution, then you can afford to provide wheelie bins and solve it!
And trust the town council to back her up having no original ideals or solutions themselves! Lets just label everyone unable to afford a bin, in a time of austerity where many in the town are struggling to feed themselves as 'not respecting society' pull your heads out of your arses!
Councillor Judith Haycock has no control over the Cornwall Council budget and therefore cannot be wasteful. Previously Councillor Jonathan Radford-Gaby and the town warden checked rubbish bags for identification, they are not paid to do so.
Just because Cornwall Council do not supply wheelie bins it does not give anyone the right to be socially deviant.
It was the idea of the town council to issue fines, however, these fines have to be issued by Cornwall Council.
Personally I would suggest that Cory put letters through the doors of offenders, warning that their rubbish will not be collected in future if it is not responsibly secured.
[quote][p][bold]Chewie78[/bold] wrote: Haycock is a useless nimby, what a wasteful moronic woman she truly is! If you can spend the money employing people to go through rubbish in order to bring about a prosecution, then you can afford to provide wheelie bins and solve it! And trust the town council to back her up having no original ideals or solutions themselves! Lets just label everyone unable to afford a bin, in a time of austerity where many in the town are struggling to feed themselves as 'not respecting society' pull your heads out of your arses![/p][/quote]Councillor Judith Haycock has no control over the Cornwall Council budget and therefore cannot be wasteful. Previously Councillor Jonathan Radford-Gaby and the town warden checked rubbish bags for identification, they are not paid to do so. Just because Cornwall Council do not supply wheelie bins it does not give anyone the right to be socially deviant. It was the idea of the town council to issue fines, however, these fines have to be issued by Cornwall Council. Personally I would suggest that Cory put letters through the doors of offenders, warning that their rubbish will not be collected in future if it is not responsibly secured. Gill Z Martin
  • Score: 13

6:30pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Helston John says...

Chewie78 wrote:
Haycock is a useless nimby, what a wasteful moronic woman she truly is! If you can spend the money employing people to go through rubbish in order to bring about a prosecution, then you can afford to provide wheelie bins and solve it!
And trust the town council to back her up having no original ideals or solutions themselves! Lets just label everyone unable to afford a bin, in a time of austerity where many in the town are struggling to feed themselves as 'not respecting society' pull your heads out of your arses!
Funny that, on the original story on this you commented and said, and i quote your comment "by all means fine them"
and what on earth are you talking about Cllr Haycock being a nimby? What has nimby ism got to do with dustbins and irresponsible people leaving their rubbish uncovered.
No one is labelling people that cannot afford a dustbin as "not respecting society" they are saying not covering their rubbish is "not respecting society" a lot of uncovered sacks I've seen in town are outside big houses with expensive cars on the drive or outside, so don't try saying its because of a poverty problem.
[quote][p][bold]Chewie78[/bold] wrote: Haycock is a useless nimby, what a wasteful moronic woman she truly is! If you can spend the money employing people to go through rubbish in order to bring about a prosecution, then you can afford to provide wheelie bins and solve it! And trust the town council to back her up having no original ideals or solutions themselves! Lets just label everyone unable to afford a bin, in a time of austerity where many in the town are struggling to feed themselves as 'not respecting society' pull your heads out of your arses![/p][/quote]Funny that, on the original story on this you commented and said, and i quote your comment "by all means fine them" and what on earth are you talking about Cllr Haycock being a nimby? What has nimby ism got to do with dustbins and irresponsible people leaving their rubbish uncovered. No one is labelling people that cannot afford a dustbin as "not respecting society" they are saying not covering their rubbish is "not respecting society" a lot of uncovered sacks I've seen in town are outside big houses with expensive cars on the drive or outside, so don't try saying its because of a poverty problem. Helston John
  • Score: 10

7:46pm Fri 25 Jul 14

meerkats says...

The easiest thing would be to buy some sheets from a charity shop , helps the charity and stops the rubbish problem simples.
The easiest thing would be to buy some sheets from a charity shop , helps the charity and stops the rubbish problem simples. meerkats
  • Score: 7

9:06pm Fri 25 Jul 14

Lev Repel says...

Chewie78 wrote:
Haycock is a useless nimby, what a wasteful moronic woman she truly is! If you can spend the money employing people to go through rubbish in order to bring about a prosecution, then you can afford to provide wheelie bins and solve it!
And trust the town council to back her up having no original ideals or solutions themselves! Lets just label everyone unable to afford a bin, in a time of austerity where many in the town are struggling to feed themselves as 'not respecting society' pull your heads out of your arses!
I think you should apologise on here to Cllr. Haycock, you've been unjustifiably rude to her on here publicly, so I think you should apologise publicly.
[quote][p][bold]Chewie78[/bold] wrote: Haycock is a useless nimby, what a wasteful moronic woman she truly is! If you can spend the money employing people to go through rubbish in order to bring about a prosecution, then you can afford to provide wheelie bins and solve it! And trust the town council to back her up having no original ideals or solutions themselves! Lets just label everyone unable to afford a bin, in a time of austerity where many in the town are struggling to feed themselves as 'not respecting society' pull your heads out of your arses![/p][/quote]I think you should apologise on here to Cllr. Haycock, you've been unjustifiably rude to her on here publicly, so I think you should apologise publicly. Lev Repel
  • Score: 11

9:43pm Fri 25 Jul 14

meerkats says...

Lev Repel wrote:
Chewie78 wrote:
Haycock is a useless nimby, what a wasteful moronic woman she truly is! If you can spend the money employing people to go through rubbish in order to bring about a prosecution, then you can afford to provide wheelie bins and solve it!
And trust the town council to back her up having no original ideals or solutions themselves! Lets just label everyone unable to afford a bin, in a time of austerity where many in the town are struggling to feed themselves as 'not respecting society' pull your heads out of your arses!
I think you should apologise on here to Cllr. Haycock, you've been unjustifiably rude to her on here publicly, so I think you should apologise publicly.
Well said , he/she wouldnt have the nerve to leave such a comment if they had to use their real name. their comment was rude disrespectful and uncalled for.
[quote][p][bold]Lev Repel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chewie78[/bold] wrote: Haycock is a useless nimby, what a wasteful moronic woman she truly is! If you can spend the money employing people to go through rubbish in order to bring about a prosecution, then you can afford to provide wheelie bins and solve it! And trust the town council to back her up having no original ideals or solutions themselves! Lets just label everyone unable to afford a bin, in a time of austerity where many in the town are struggling to feed themselves as 'not respecting society' pull your heads out of your arses![/p][/quote]I think you should apologise on here to Cllr. Haycock, you've been unjustifiably rude to her on here publicly, so I think you should apologise publicly.[/p][/quote]Well said , he/she wouldnt have the nerve to leave such a comment if they had to use their real name. their comment was rude disrespectful and uncalled for. meerkats
  • Score: 9

9:22am Sun 27 Jul 14

southseabubble says...

So , who put the black bags at the bottom of the church steps on Saturday?
Not due for collection until Wednesday !
So sorry for the people getting married there on Saturday PM having these bags abandoned in the middle of their major life event.
Its the little details that ruin the aesthetics of our town , rubbish , scruffy sign posts and litter.
So , who put the black bags at the bottom of the church steps on Saturday? Not due for collection until Wednesday ! So sorry for the people getting married there on Saturday PM having these bags abandoned in the middle of their major life event. Its the little details that ruin the aesthetics of our town , rubbish , scruffy sign posts and litter. southseabubble
  • Score: 9

4:18pm Sun 27 Jul 14

merryshag says...

I've lived in Wendron Street for thirty years when I first moved in we had bin's -no problem until Lady Street club opened and the patron's thought it a great game at 1 or 2 in the morning to roll bin's down the street to see how far they go - I picked mine up outside Walker's the chemist one time.Then the council told us we cannot have bin's as it's a Health and Safety issue - they might be too heavy and a dustman could injure himself so the dawn of the black bag arrived not too much of a problem for a long time until the shytalks sussed out how to open them with the aid of the odd Tiddle's and Fluffy! I think that a lot of the bag's being ripped open are done by cat's because it happen's over the winter months when bag's are put out late evening and collected before dawn when it's dark so unless the shytalks have access to NVG(night vision goggle's) they aren't the culpret's.I've alway's put either a sheet or blanket over my bag/bag's but the cat's still get through.So if there is going to be a cull of shytalk's can we also have a cull of cat's as well which will help save quite a lot of our smaller bird's!!
I've lived in Wendron Street for thirty years when I first moved in we had bin's -no problem until Lady Street club opened and the patron's thought it a great game at 1 or 2 in the morning to roll bin's down the street to see how far they go - I picked mine up outside Walker's the chemist one time.Then the council told us we cannot have bin's as it's a Health and Safety issue - they might be too heavy and a dustman could injure himself so the dawn of the black bag arrived not too much of a problem for a long time until the shytalks sussed out how to open them with the aid of the odd Tiddle's and Fluffy! I think that a lot of the bag's being ripped open are done by cat's because it happen's over the winter months when bag's are put out late evening and collected before dawn when it's dark so unless the shytalks have access to NVG(night vision goggle's) they aren't the culpret's.I've alway's put either a sheet or blanket over my bag/bag's but the cat's still get through.So if there is going to be a cull of shytalk's can we also have a cull of cat's as well which will help save quite a lot of our smaller bird's!! merryshag
  • Score: -21

8:38pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Jirakitt says...

Peter Falmouth is god. Do not question him. He knows what's best for you, me and everyone on this his planet. Bow down for his greatness and all powering sir peter. 'Get a life, you lot of scummy morons'
Peter Falmouth is god. Do not question him. He knows what's best for you, me and everyone on this his planet. Bow down for his greatness and all powering sir peter. 'Get a life, you lot of scummy morons' Jirakitt
  • Score: -2

4:57pm Mon 28 Jul 14

telstar1962 says...

What a lot of waffle about rubbish

Just buy a flaming bin with a lid on it

This problem has such a simple solution

Muppetts
What a lot of waffle about rubbish Just buy a flaming bin with a lid on it This problem has such a simple solution Muppetts telstar1962
  • Score: 6

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