Church Square filled with litter after strike

PICTURE: Church Square filled with litter after strike

PICTURE: Church Square filled with litter after strike

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LITTER lies strewn across parts of St Helens town centre this evening following today's public sector strike.

Bins were overflowing on Church Street and rubbish had been left across the Church Square pedestriansed zone.

Council workers walked out this morning on a one day strike over pay and pensions.

The dispute clearly appears to have affected litter collections.

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5:47pm Thu 10 Jul 14

keepitreel says...

send the clean up bill to the union,how many voted for this strike 2 years ago ???
send the clean up bill to the union,how many voted for this strike 2 years ago ??? keepitreel
  • Score: -9

5:53pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Hughwithaview says...

Litter all over the place is down to dirty, lazy folk who cannot be bothered to dispose of it properly. If bins were full why could they not take their Macdonalds, Greggs etc waste with them and get rid of it responsibly?

It just shows what would happen if the street cleaners were on strike for any length of time - we would be drowning in rubbish.

What is the matter with people - have they no sense of right and wrong - have they no pride at all?
Litter all over the place is down to dirty, lazy folk who cannot be bothered to dispose of it properly. If bins were full why could they not take their Macdonalds, Greggs etc waste with them and get rid of it responsibly? It just shows what would happen if the street cleaners were on strike for any length of time - we would be drowning in rubbish. What is the matter with people - have they no sense of right and wrong - have they no pride at all? Hughwithaview
  • Score: 43

6:24pm Thu 10 Jul 14

It's all a blur says...

I have a lovely, rancid smelling, fly infested food caddy which needs emptying. Any more food waste will have to go into the normal bin from today. I don't like doing this because I am happy to recycle, but I am in no way willing to bag up and keep rotting food in my kitchen for a week!
I have a lovely, rancid smelling, fly infested food caddy which needs emptying. Any more food waste will have to go into the normal bin from today. I don't like doing this because I am happy to recycle, but I am in no way willing to bag up and keep rotting food in my kitchen for a week! It's all a blur
  • Score: 4

6:26pm Thu 10 Jul 14

windows says...

Just take a walk across Church Square on any Friday night, it's exactly the same.
Just take a walk across Church Square on any Friday night, it's exactly the same. windows
  • Score: 15

6:30pm Thu 10 Jul 14

lawman2004 says...

So we have to use council tax to employ an army of street cleaners because the towns residents are pigs.
So we have to use council tax to employ an army of street cleaners because the towns residents are pigs. lawman2004
  • Score: 30

6:52pm Thu 10 Jul 14

saintsfan says...

Refuse collectors have no business going on strike. They're paid a fortune for wheeling a bin on to a lorry for heaven's sake. To be honest though the town centre didn't look much different from how it normally looks. There is usually litter flying around anyway. Maybe the council should start fining people on the spot for dropping litter? That'd stop them.
Refuse collectors have no business going on strike. They're paid a fortune for wheeling a bin on to a lorry for heaven's sake. To be honest though the town centre didn't look much different from how it normally looks. There is usually litter flying around anyway. Maybe the council should start fining people on the spot for dropping litter? That'd stop them. saintsfan
  • Score: 5

7:00pm Thu 10 Jul 14

ollie70 says...

I was in Sherdley Park on Monday morning. Rubbish strewn across and around the kids' play area. Shameful.
I was in Sherdley Park on Monday morning. Rubbish strewn across and around the kids' play area. Shameful. ollie70
  • Score: 10

10:13pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Sankey says...

Political article to explain to us how bad things are with the governments savage cuts. Truth is we never noticed today pity they don't go on strike more often. I am surprised street cleaners work for the council surely this should be outsourced ? After today this must be a priority other councils outsource their refuse services why are st Helens behind the times ?
Political article to explain to us how bad things are with the governments savage cuts. Truth is we never noticed today pity they don't go on strike more often. I am surprised street cleaners work for the council surely this should be outsourced ? After today this must be a priority other councils outsource their refuse services why are st Helens behind the times ? Sankey
  • Score: -5

10:56pm Thu 10 Jul 14

mikeashworth says...

the council have also not replaced bins that have recently been removed from church street either.
the council have also not replaced bins that have recently been removed from church street either. mikeashworth
  • Score: 12

11:54pm Thu 10 Jul 14

frankly says...

all down to no respect, not just here, but other towns.. they should have someone giving out on the spot fines, news will soon spread.. I went to Switzerland for 8 weeks at Christmas and back this month for six more.. Not a sign of litter there, because they know how to respect where they live.
all down to no respect, not just here, but other towns.. they should have someone giving out on the spot fines, news will soon spread.. I went to Switzerland for 8 weeks at Christmas and back this month for six more.. Not a sign of litter there, because they know how to respect where they live. frankly
  • Score: 15

6:47am Fri 11 Jul 14

othervictim says...

saintsfan wrote:
Refuse collectors have no business going on strike. They're paid a fortune for wheeling a bin on to a lorry for heaven's sake. To be honest though the town centre didn't look much different from how it normally looks. There is usually litter flying around anyway. Maybe the council should start fining people on the spot for dropping litter? That'd stop them.
Just how much is a fortune, I know exactly how much they earn and I can tell you that it is not a fortune it is barely a living wage, you must look at this with the same blinkers on as you wear when watching you rubbish rugby team.
[quote][p][bold]saintsfan[/bold] wrote: Refuse collectors have no business going on strike. They're paid a fortune for wheeling a bin on to a lorry for heaven's sake. To be honest though the town centre didn't look much different from how it normally looks. There is usually litter flying around anyway. Maybe the council should start fining people on the spot for dropping litter? That'd stop them.[/p][/quote]Just how much is a fortune, I know exactly how much they earn and I can tell you that it is not a fortune it is barely a living wage, you must look at this with the same blinkers on as you wear when watching you rubbish rugby team. othervictim
  • Score: 11

7:18am Fri 11 Jul 14

frankly says...

read my above post,, solution isn't hard
read my above post,, solution isn't hard frankly
  • Score: -3

7:19am Fri 11 Jul 14

frankly says...

othervictim wrote:
saintsfan wrote:
Refuse collectors have no business going on strike. They're paid a fortune for wheeling a bin on to a lorry for heaven's sake. To be honest though the town centre didn't look much different from how it normally looks. There is usually litter flying around anyway. Maybe the council should start fining people on the spot for dropping litter? That'd stop them.
Just how much is a fortune, I know exactly how much they earn and I can tell you that it is not a fortune it is barely a living wage, you must look at this with the same blinkers on as you wear when watching you rubbish rugby team.
read above
[quote][p][bold]othervictim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsfan[/bold] wrote: Refuse collectors have no business going on strike. They're paid a fortune for wheeling a bin on to a lorry for heaven's sake. To be honest though the town centre didn't look much different from how it normally looks. There is usually litter flying around anyway. Maybe the council should start fining people on the spot for dropping litter? That'd stop them.[/p][/quote]Just how much is a fortune, I know exactly how much they earn and I can tell you that it is not a fortune it is barely a living wage, you must look at this with the same blinkers on as you wear when watching you rubbish rugby team.[/p][/quote]read above frankly
  • Score: -7

7:26am Fri 11 Jul 14

othervictim says...

frankly wrote:
read my above post,, solution isn't hard
Answer the question just how much is a fortune?
[quote][p][bold]frankly[/bold] wrote: read my above post,, solution isn't hard[/p][/quote]Answer the question just how much is a fortune? othervictim
  • Score: 5

7:27am Fri 11 Jul 14

othervictim says...

frankly wrote:
othervictim wrote:
saintsfan wrote:
Refuse collectors have no business going on strike. They're paid a fortune for wheeling a bin on to a lorry for heaven's sake. To be honest though the town centre didn't look much different from how it normally looks. There is usually litter flying around anyway. Maybe the council should start fining people on the spot for dropping litter? That'd stop them.
Just how much is a fortune, I know exactly how much they earn and I can tell you that it is not a fortune it is barely a living wage, you must look at this with the same blinkers on as you wear when watching you rubbish rugby team.
read above
Can you explain how much is a fortune?
[quote][p][bold]frankly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]othervictim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsfan[/bold] wrote: Refuse collectors have no business going on strike. They're paid a fortune for wheeling a bin on to a lorry for heaven's sake. To be honest though the town centre didn't look much different from how it normally looks. There is usually litter flying around anyway. Maybe the council should start fining people on the spot for dropping litter? That'd stop them.[/p][/quote]Just how much is a fortune, I know exactly how much they earn and I can tell you that it is not a fortune it is barely a living wage, you must look at this with the same blinkers on as you wear when watching you rubbish rugby team.[/p][/quote]read above[/p][/quote]Can you explain how much is a fortune? othervictim
  • Score: 4

8:41am Fri 11 Jul 14

SallyW1966 says...

othervictim wrote:
frankly wrote:
read my above post,, solution isn't hard
Answer the question just how much is a fortune?
Same pay scale yet they get paid more hence the equal pay claim
[quote][p][bold]othervictim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]frankly[/bold] wrote: read my above post,, solution isn't hard[/p][/quote]Answer the question just how much is a fortune?[/p][/quote]Same pay scale yet they get paid more hence the equal pay claim SallyW1966
  • Score: -4

11:46am Fri 11 Jul 14

jumperr says...

The government has just undercut the people of the country by at least one billion on one topic, get real over a bit of litter, it's called a statement.
The government has just undercut the people of the country by at least one billion on one topic, get real over a bit of litter, it's called a statement. jumperr
  • Score: 1

6:30pm Fri 11 Jul 14

keepitreel says...

othervictim wrote:
frankly wrote:
othervictim wrote:
saintsfan wrote:
Refuse collectors have no business going on strike. They're paid a fortune for wheeling a bin on to a lorry for heaven's sake. To be honest though the town centre didn't look much different from how it normally looks. There is usually litter flying around anyway. Maybe the council should start fining people on the spot for dropping litter? That'd stop them.
Just how much is a fortune, I know exactly how much they earn and I can tell you that it is not a fortune it is barely a living wage, you must look at this with the same blinkers on as you wear when watching you rubbish rugby team.
read above
Can you explain how much is a fortune?
so they make a living wage,you have answered the question yourself,how much should we pay someone to brush the streets,more than a teacher or a doctor,no is the answer its an unskilled low paid job and thats what they should get,min wages.
[quote][p][bold]othervictim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]frankly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]othervictim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsfan[/bold] wrote: Refuse collectors have no business going on strike. They're paid a fortune for wheeling a bin on to a lorry for heaven's sake. To be honest though the town centre didn't look much different from how it normally looks. There is usually litter flying around anyway. Maybe the council should start fining people on the spot for dropping litter? That'd stop them.[/p][/quote]Just how much is a fortune, I know exactly how much they earn and I can tell you that it is not a fortune it is barely a living wage, you must look at this with the same blinkers on as you wear when watching you rubbish rugby team.[/p][/quote]read above[/p][/quote]Can you explain how much is a fortune?[/p][/quote]so they make a living wage,you have answered the question yourself,how much should we pay someone to brush the streets,more than a teacher or a doctor,no is the answer its an unskilled low paid job and thats what they should get,min wages. keepitreel
  • Score: -4

1:17pm Tue 15 Jul 14

kjd161 says...

Hughwithaview wrote:
Litter all over the place is down to dirty, lazy folk who cannot be bothered to dispose of it properly. If bins were full why could they not take their Macdonalds, Greggs etc waste with them and get rid of it responsibly?

It just shows what would happen if the street cleaners were on strike for any length of time - we would be drowning in rubbish.

What is the matter with people - have they no sense of right and wrong - have they no pride at all?
NO.
[quote][p][bold]Hughwithaview[/bold] wrote: Litter all over the place is down to dirty, lazy folk who cannot be bothered to dispose of it properly. If bins were full why could they not take their Macdonalds, Greggs etc waste with them and get rid of it responsibly? It just shows what would happen if the street cleaners were on strike for any length of time - we would be drowning in rubbish. What is the matter with people - have they no sense of right and wrong - have they no pride at all?[/p][/quote]NO. kjd161
  • Score: 1

1:19pm Tue 15 Jul 14

kjd161 says...

This government is doing a brilliant job of divide and rule. Just read all the above posts.
This government is doing a brilliant job of divide and rule. Just read all the above posts. kjd161
  • Score: 3

7:14pm Tue 15 Jul 14

keepitreel says...

kjd161 wrote:
This government is doing a brilliant job of divide and rule. Just read all the above posts.
who are they trying to divide and rule,are the public sector workers not the same as us ,YET them want us to pay more so they get more meaning we have less,so is it the public sector that is the enemy !!!
[quote][p][bold]kjd161[/bold] wrote: This government is doing a brilliant job of divide and rule. Just read all the above posts.[/p][/quote]who are they trying to divide and rule,are the public sector workers not the same as us ,YET them want us to pay more so they get more meaning we have less,so is it the public sector that is the enemy !!! keepitreel
  • Score: -1

4:48pm Wed 16 Jul 14

frankly says...

othervictim wrote:
frankly wrote:
othervictim wrote:
saintsfan wrote:
Refuse collectors have no business going on strike. They're paid a fortune for wheeling a bin on to a lorry for heaven's sake. To be honest though the town centre didn't look much different from how it normally looks. There is usually litter flying around anyway. Maybe the council should start fining people on the spot for dropping litter? That'd stop them.
Just how much is a fortune, I know exactly how much they earn and I can tell you that it is not a fortune it is barely a living wage, you must look at this with the same blinkers on as you wear when watching you rubbish rugby team.
read above
Can you explain how much is a fortune?
I never mentioned fortunes.. READ BACK
[quote][p][bold]othervictim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]frankly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]othervictim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saintsfan[/bold] wrote: Refuse collectors have no business going on strike. They're paid a fortune for wheeling a bin on to a lorry for heaven's sake. To be honest though the town centre didn't look much different from how it normally looks. There is usually litter flying around anyway. Maybe the council should start fining people on the spot for dropping litter? That'd stop them.[/p][/quote]Just how much is a fortune, I know exactly how much they earn and I can tell you that it is not a fortune it is barely a living wage, you must look at this with the same blinkers on as you wear when watching you rubbish rugby team.[/p][/quote]read above[/p][/quote]Can you explain how much is a fortune?[/p][/quote]I never mentioned fortunes.. READ BACK frankly
  • Score: 0

7:36pm Wed 16 Jul 14

kjd161 says...

keepitreel wrote:
kjd161 wrote:
This government is doing a brilliant job of divide and rule. Just read all the above posts.
who are they trying to divide and rule,are the public sector workers not the same as us ,YET them want us to pay more so they get more meaning we have less,so is it the public sector that is the enemy !!!
The public sector is the enemy? The people who taught you to read and write so that you could participate on this forum are your enemy? The people who brought you or your children into the world, and who fix you up when you're ill, are your enemy? The people who clean the filth off the streets left by your friends are your enemy? I call them your friends on the premise that if whoever cleans up your enemies, the litter louts are your friends. Be thankful you don't live in a country where no money = no education, no health care, no public services. In fact, somewhere like Brazil's favellas. God help us all if you're shower get in again.
[quote][p][bold]keepitreel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kjd161[/bold] wrote: This government is doing a brilliant job of divide and rule. Just read all the above posts.[/p][/quote]who are they trying to divide and rule,are the public sector workers not the same as us ,YET them want us to pay more so they get more meaning we have less,so is it the public sector that is the enemy !!![/p][/quote]The public sector is the enemy? The people who taught you to read and write so that you could participate on this forum are your enemy? The people who brought you or your children into the world, and who fix you up when you're ill, are your enemy? The people who clean the filth off the streets left by your friends are your enemy? I call them your friends on the premise that if whoever cleans up your enemies, the litter louts are your friends. Be thankful you don't live in a country where no money = no education, no health care, no public services. In fact, somewhere like Brazil's favellas. God help us all if you're shower get in again. kjd161
  • Score: 0

7:38pm Wed 16 Jul 14

kjd161 says...

If whoever cleans ARE your enemies, the litter louts are your friends. Blast this key board.
If whoever cleans ARE your enemies, the litter louts are your friends. Blast this key board. kjd161
  • Score: 0

12:57am Thu 17 Jul 14

keepitreel says...

kjd161 wrote:
keepitreel wrote:
kjd161 wrote:
This government is doing a brilliant job of divide and rule. Just read all the above posts.
who are they trying to divide and rule,are the public sector workers not the same as us ,YET them want us to pay more so they get more meaning we have less,so is it the public sector that is the enemy !!!
The public sector is the enemy? The people who taught you to read and write so that you could participate on this forum are your enemy? The people who brought you or your children into the world, and who fix you up when you're ill, are your enemy? The people who clean the filth off the streets left by your friends are your enemy? I call them your friends on the premise that if whoever cleans up your enemies, the litter louts are your friends. Be thankful you don't live in a country where no money = no education, no health care, no public services. In fact, somewhere like Brazil's favellas. God help us all if you're shower get in again.
so we should pay them more than some one in the private sector for doing the same job,or give them a better package of perks just because they work for the public sector were they dont have to compete to get the work.
can you tell how it can be right for a street cleaner working for the council earns more than a electrician in the private sector because LIEBORE let every tom dick or harry into the country dragging wages down to min wage or less.
[quote][p][bold]kjd161[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keepitreel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kjd161[/bold] wrote: This government is doing a brilliant job of divide and rule. Just read all the above posts.[/p][/quote]who are they trying to divide and rule,are the public sector workers not the same as us ,YET them want us to pay more so they get more meaning we have less,so is it the public sector that is the enemy !!![/p][/quote]The public sector is the enemy? The people who taught you to read and write so that you could participate on this forum are your enemy? The people who brought you or your children into the world, and who fix you up when you're ill, are your enemy? The people who clean the filth off the streets left by your friends are your enemy? I call them your friends on the premise that if whoever cleans up your enemies, the litter louts are your friends. Be thankful you don't live in a country where no money = no education, no health care, no public services. In fact, somewhere like Brazil's favellas. God help us all if you're shower get in again.[/p][/quote]so we should pay them more than some one in the private sector for doing the same job,or give them a better package of perks just because they work for the public sector were they dont have to compete to get the work. can you tell how it can be right for a street cleaner working for the council earns more than a electrician in the private sector because LIEBORE let every tom dick or harry into the country dragging wages down to min wage or less. keepitreel
  • Score: 1

1:46pm Thu 17 Jul 14

jumperr says...

The government divided so how on earth can we run a country till these two go.
The government divided so how on earth can we run a country till these two go. jumperr
  • Score: 0

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