Tuesday, December 04, 2012


Concern about waste management/storage of commercial waste bins in Brigg town centre is expected to be considered by councillors later this month.
They were due to have deliberated at a recent meeting of the Planning and Environment Committee, but Coun Jane Kitching, who highlighted the issue, was unable to be present, so it was deferred.
Overflowing bins can sometimes be seen near some of our commercial premises - from time to time.
Brigg Blog has been keeping a casual eye on one particular bin in recent weeks and has to report that although it was overfilled on the first occasion, it has been all right since, including yesterday.


BlueBook said...

The 4 commercial bins in Little Butchery are always overflowing on Mondays and Tuesdays. I took some photos this morning (Tuesday 4th at 9.15am) showing the two large bins and one of the smaller bins unable to contain the amount of waste that had been piled in them. This problem needs an urgent solution, especially considering the recent planning application to expand the chip shop.

Ken Harrison said...

Before unintentually apportioning blame,thus possibly creating barriers to creative discussion....I suggest that the more important issue is to examine whether there is an altetnative solution for re-siting such bins.
Historically, Brigg was not built with the idea that there would be a need to accommodate commercial bins in the town centre.
The inherent, or structural problem encompasses the acceptance that traders need such bins, but the bins themselves are usightly and can distract from the otherwise pleasant aspect in certain areas of the town.
For example, the Little Butchery could be an attractive asset to Brigg, but the 4 commnercial bins create a distraction. Similarly, similar bins seem to be the main feature down certain alleyways in Brigg. Meanwhile, there is a bright yellow commercial bin in Chapel Court.
No-one is to blame, but the siting of large commercial bins could be regarded as an forgotten add-on to Brigg's retail needs.
I don't know whether there is a suitable solution, but if one wants to achieve some sensible debate about such a structural problem, no-one should personalise such a discussion so that someone takes umbridge and any debate becomes deadlocked in some sort of personalise argument.
Objectively, for instance, can such bins be re-located, grouped, screened to the extent that Brigg's image can be improved....and that retailers do not feel intimidated, or unduly inconvenienced?
Obviously, there are problems about the severe limitations of possible relocation sites - potential sites could belong to third-parties.....but within these limitations, is there any leeway so that such bins become less of a distraction, presently despoiling otherwise quite pleasant parts of the town.
It is a difficult feasibilty task, but someone may have some novel ideas to resolve/reduce the issue.