'No repeat' of Flora Day rubbish problems
9:00am Monday 4th March 2013 in Helston
There should be no repeat of the “abysmal” rubbish collection in Helston after last year’s Flora Day, according to one of the town’s Cornwall councillors.
Judith Haycock said she attended a special meeting with Cory Environmental, which carries out waste collections on behalf of Cornwall Council, about this year’s post-celebration collection.
She told Helston’s town councillors: “It was abysmal the way the greenery was left in the streets [last year]. That won’t be happening again.”
Mrs Haycock said the town would be getting three large-capacity wheelie bins to help with the problem.
An extra complication would be that this year Flora Day falls on a Wednesday – the same day as the weekly rubbish collection, she added.
This had never happened before, because previously the day was Monday when traditionally Flora Day was never held, due to it being market day.
Despite this, Cory planned to still collect rubbish early on Flora Day morning – meaning residents would need to put out their rubbish extra early, so it could be taken away before the town’s road closures came into force.