Colindale councillors slam “garbage mountain” after bins not collected on Grahame Park

Colindale’s Labour Councillors have expressed outrage after images on Facebook showed heaps of uncollected rubbish on the Grahame Park estate. Bin collections in Barnet have been severely disrupted since new rounds were established by Barnet Council on 4 November. The rubbish has finally been collected this week, but other estates and households across the borough are still not being collected on the correct days.

Cllr Gill Sargeant said:
“These pictures remind me of the winter of discontent! Barnet’s Conservative administration are so hopelessly incompetent that a garbage mountain has grown over the Christmas period – they are incapable of collecting rubbish properly. This is a costly error from an  incompetent administration.”

Cllr Nagus Narenthira added:
“Residents are treated with contempt by the Conservatives who promised to maintain weekly bin collections. They should not have to put up with this.”

Cllr Zakia Zubairi also added:
“We cannot allow this to continue. We will end up with the rat infestations that the Conservatives promised us would not happen. They said before the election last year that they would keep the same weekly bin collections, but they’ve broken their promise and halved the collections for flats, and we now have a terrible mess.”


Photo credit: Zara Winstone