Public meeting called on Communal Bins

The council are still planning to impose communal bins on the residents of High West Jesmond.

Public meeting with MP called to discuss residents concerns regarding Newcastle City Council’s plan to impose communal bins after 95% of High West Jesmond said they were AGAINST such plans

95% say NO to communal bins in poll

This is despite a recent poll conducted by our local councillors which indicated 95% OPPOSITION to the council’s plan.

Meeting to be attended by Catherine McKinnell MP – Mon 18 Sept

Communal bins rubbish on Osborne Avenue back lane – Newcastle upon Tyne

High West Jesmond Residents’ Association has arranged a public meeting, to be held on Monday 18 September at 19:00 at the Trinity Church on Gosforth High Street to discuss this matter. The meeting will be attended by our local MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North, Catherine McKinnell MP.

Prior to her re-election as our MP Catherine sent a message to local residents as follows:

“I know that the proposed roll-out of communal bins by the City Council is causing a good deal of concern amongst many High West Jesmond residents – and that’s why I have sought to represent these concerns to the Chief Executive, the relevant Cabinet Member and officers both formally in writing, and in meetings.

I am particularly keen to ensure that local residents are properly consulted before any such changes are introduced, and that the outcome of this consultation is taken into account when any final decisions are taken on this issue.

I do not want to see such changes simply imposed on local residents, and will therefore continue to press the City Council for meaningful consultation on this issue.”

The meeting on 18th September will be your opportunity to discuss directly with Catherine your thoughts and concerns about the council’s proposed actions.

At the meeting there will also be an update on the latest position regarding plans for the Blue House Roundabout, as well as the Associations’ Annual General Meeting and election of officers for 2017/18.

Nominations are welcomed for officers and committee members and should be sent to Fiona Bruce before Monday 11th September 2017.

We would be delighted to see as many local residents as possible attending this meeting. We anticipate the meeting lasting approximately 90 minutes.

Read more about the council’s proposal for communal bins and see some photographs from newcastle streets where communal bins have been introduced on our Communal bins page.