An on-line petition was recently launched in Southport to demonstrate the level of support for Sefton Council introducing doorstep collection of cardboard and plastic has already attracted over 1000 signatures. Birkdale councillor Simon Shaw, Sefton’s Cabinet Member – Environmental, has said a big “thank you” to all those who have signed.
The petition was started as part of a plan to secure a share of Eric Pickles’ £250m “Weekly Collection Support Scheme” in order to fund the extra cost of adding cardboard and plastic recycling to the current paper, cans and glass weekly collections.
Councillor Shaw said: “The response so far has been absolutely fantastic. I’d like to thank all those who have signed the on-line petition. For those who have not yet signed, the petition is still open.”
“Local Government Minister Eric Pickles made it clear that this Scheme is intended to help councils deliver what local people want. The 1000 signatures already submitted clearly show the level of ‘credible support from local people’, in the Government’s own phrase.”
“If Sefton Council ends up being successful in its bid then this Government funding would go a long way towards covering the £1m a year extra cost of a doorstep collection of cardboard and plastic.”
The petition can still be signed at www.southportsays.co.uk