Councillor Long was contacted by constituents worried about bins not being collected in the Lisnasharragh area of East and South Belfast. He will now be meeting Belfast City Council about the issue, with a view to getting it resolved as soon as possible.
“In recent months, Alliance has received a big increase in the number of complaints from residents in relation to issues with their bin collections. I have made the Council aware of these criticisms and the Council now recognises there has been a spike in complaints.
“As a result, the Council is now introducing several remedial measures and I will be meeting with them tomorrow to discuss specific problems with senior officers. I understand staffing, resourcing and contractor issues can strike any organisation but it is vital residents are given information and bins are emptied.
“I would appeal to anyone who is experiencing issues to contact me with details on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will raise the matter with a view to getting it resolved.”