Residents frustrated over uncollected bins

Residents on De La Warr Road have been waiting since Thursday.
Residents on De La Warr Road have been waiting since Thursday.

Residents on De La Warr Road are up in arms as their bins have not been collected for five days and counting.

Their bins should have been taken away on Thursday (August 6) and have been reporting the problem to Rother District Council everyday since.

In a leaflet regarding missed collections, the council say if it is reported it should be collected the next day.

Resident Peter Hatton is frustrated with the inaction of the council after getting nowhere with his calls as he said every time he tries everyone is busy or he gets cut off.

“I don’t know when they are going to come,” the 50-year-old said.

“It’s absolutely disgusting and it’s not just me - it’s half the street.

“I rang on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday but got nowhere.”

The district council have been having issues with missed bin collections as residents in Rye and Bexhill have waited for three weeks in some cases.

A district council spokesman said: “We are aware that bin collections were not carried out at some of the properties in De La Warr Road.

“We have raised this issue with our contractor and instructed them to visit the affected properties and empty the bins as a matter of urgency.

“We’d like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the missed collection and any difficulty residents may have had in getting through to us on the phone, as we are experiencing very high call volumes at the moment.

“We’d urge people to report missed bin collections online at www.rother.gov.uk/missedbin

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.bexhillobserver.net/

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bexhillobserver

3) Follow us on Twitter @BexhillObs

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Bexhill Observer - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.