Sunday, 4 January 2009
Labour shoots itself in the foot again
Our local freebie newspaper had a story and picture this week concerning how well we had done locally with recycling of cans bottles and cardboard. Because we had been the highest contributor on the old scheme we had been chosen to pilot the new green bin scheme. The scheme has been in operation for about six months and of course very well subscribed to. Nothing wrong with that and well done us. Except the picture was of cabinet member responsible for rubbish Cll. Mahboob the head of green bin service and a couple of operatives. No mention of our labour councillor and his efforts to get our area selected as the pilot. If I was councillor Hosell I would feel like putting Cll. Mahboob in one of his wheelie bins and dumping him in Smethwick. This isn’t the first time something like this as happened but I do think it is wrong of cabinet members forgetting local councillors when they get photo ops like this. Time to start becoming team players.