CAMPAIGNERS are planning a protest at Chester Town Hall on Saturday in a bid to can the council’s rubbish wheelie-bins.
Engineer Dewi Bermingham, 51, of Grange Road, Bache – who’s battle against the bins has received national news coverage – is hoping to get 1,000 signatures on a petition to pan the large bins, which he says are spoiling the city’s streets.
He said: “The idea behind the protest is to keep it in front of the council. They are continuing to introduce the bins to areas that still don’t have them, Garden Lane, Ermine Road and Gladstone Lane, areas that might still be fought over. For people in smaller properties like these the bins are particularly visible.
“We are starting a new petition which we are aiming to get about 1,000 signatures on, and we will have boards with messages on.
“This protest is going to be bigger than I originally planned. I have a circle of protestors but other groups have made contact.”
Dewi will be joined by dozens of other protestors at Chester Town Hall on Saturday, September 5, at 2pm to stop the spread of the 240 litre containers.
“We have campaigned for many months but the council’s policy is to ignore everyone who’s campaigning, they haven’t changed their stance at all,” he added.
“The crux of our complaint is the visual damage to terraced streets. We say you can recycle just as efficiently with bags as with bins.
“We’re not against bins – we’re against bins in the wrong places. If you live in a terrace house or a modern link house then there’s nowhere to put them that doesn’t spoil your house.”