To Whom This May Concern
I requested a litter bin at the Abbeydale Road end of Bannerdale Road back in April as you can see by my email below.
I received various responses to my letter including that my letter was on a list to be read, then on a list to be thought about and more recently that I am now on a specific bin waiting list.
The last email I received explained that the priority criteria for getting a new bin includes whether the site is near a school (yep) and whether it is near a bus stop (yep, it is near one of those too). You can imagine how boosted I felt when the odds seemed so much in my favour. I celebrated my near win in all the usual ways like updating my status on Facebook and telling my mum.
But sadly now things seem to have come to a standstill on the bin front and I’m feeling litter related angst.
I’m not naive. I imagine that now we are on the final list further bin related nagging will achieve very little. But when you hit 36 years old complaining to the council is an inevitability so, sorry, but I was compelled to write another email.
I have gone one further this time and attached a photo I took today after school drop off. Unfortunately I didn’t have a child with me at the time to look forlorn in the shot but I think you get the picture.
I understand that the council has no money. I feel the council’s pain. I don’t have any either. If I did I would buy a bin myself.
I look forward to hearing from you in the hope that we have at least inched up the list a little, or that a surprise S7 bin fund has been discovered. Or even better that Nick Clegg or some wealthy Sheffield business man has decided to fund our bin personally. You never know your luck.