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.

4 comments:

margaret macklin said...

Bob youre being unfair .Cllr Howsel wasnt even a councillor when this area was chosen to be a pilot for the rest of Sandwell not that I'm sure he would have joined the rest of us in supporting it.Have you forgotten that this area was chosen because Great Barr people are more likely to join in than the rest of Sandwell? Generally speaking there is more civic pride in this area-although there are some who bring their scuddy ways from eslewhere!I think we're more likely to put up with the teething problems too(like no tops on silly small green bins and litter blowing up the street!!!!!)My streets problem at the moment is the ONE person who puts a dirty nappy in the recycling.I'm told that all the rest of us efforts to recycle are then wasted as the whole load has to go to landfill.

Bob Piper said...

Absolutely spot on!

Bob the Black Country Brummie said...

Margaret you miss the point. Dave was working for it long before he became a councillor and I know it was one of his priorities when he was elected. The point is that cabinet members should not hog the limelight when good news stories like this are published.

Bob Piper said...

Bob, can I stress my point 'spot on' was in respect of your post, not the comment of Mad Max from the Conservative/Liberal/what-ever-party-she's-going-to-join-next Party