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Hopes that the area of Bedford Park which comes under Hounslow Council will be exempted from the planned rollout of wheelie bins appear to have been misplaced.

A senior member of Hounslow’s recycling team has emailed a local councillor denying that any special exemption had been given to Bedford Park and stating that any property in the borough with sufficient frontage to host a wheelie bin would be part of the scheme.

No Wheelie Bin Exemption for Bedford Park

In June the Bedford Park Society issued a newsletter saying an agreement had been reached with Hounslow Council that the area would not have to use wheelie bins for waste.

In an email to Cllr John Todd Andrew Baker, a senior member of Hounslow’s recycling team stated, “There are no general exceptions to the roll-out of the wheelie bin scheme so I don’t know how the Bedford Park Society has reached this conclusion. The policy we are following is that bins will be delivered to all houses that have standing space at the front. Houses with no front gardens or those properties where there is literally no space to place the bin for collection will be exempt.”

All properties in the roll-out area in Hounslow Borough will receive letters telling them whether they will receive a bin or whether they are exempt. If residents consider that the council has assessed their property incorrectly, they will be able to appeal.

Ealing Council have said they intend to introduce wheelie bins in Bedford Park from Spring 2016 along with the rest of the borough. Local residents and councillors continue to campaign against the decision.

We contacted the Bedford Park Society for comment but have yet to receive a reply.

August 15, 2015

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