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25 jobs to be lost at Cumbria's waste recycling centres

Twenty five jobs are set to go when cuts to opening hours at Cumbria’s recycling centres are implemented.

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What can I say? An absolute joke, can use not see what's going to happen here? We've just got the county cleaned up and your going to force people to fly tip again, these sites need to stay the same what a great service they provided to the public, start with yourselves first cause use just look out for your selves.

Posted by Fred on 5 December 2012 at 22:41

I think this is an absolute disgrace,they say they need to save 1.5 million yet it will cost 2 million to build the new proposed site. To all the people that use these facilities get your rubbish in early because i have heard that the staff working on these sites are going to strike over the christmas and new year period and in my opinion they rightly do so.

Posted by claire on 5 December 2012 at 18:56

Didn't I read a report by the county council recently in the newspapers that recycling in Cumbria has never been so high and in one year it managed to raise £3million pound, yes folk the council actually gets money for all the recycled waste, plastic, bottles, paper etc so why isn't that money used to keep all the sites going, oh I forgot they need it for their expenses silly me.

Posted by James O on 29 November 2012 at 00:22

when there cutting hours and days for Waste Management dont complain when things are dumped on the side of the roads.
if there is cuts for services our tax should be cut too

Posted by andy cap on 27 November 2012 at 16:28

Mr Lowry, I made no comment either way as to whether it was a good thing or bad thing that some people were losing their jobs.
I only commented on the facts, that in both nominal terms and in real terms the Government is spending more than it ever has.

Stop reducing the argument to base emotion. It's what children (and Mary) do.

And I never said i was a councillor, Mary did.

Maybe you should both write a letter to the Office of National Statistics.

"Dear Mr ONS
On reading today your carefully collected and audited figures for spending from 2008 to 2012, it became clear to me that you are in actual fact wrong.
Because here in Cumbria, like, and that, some blokes are losing their jobs on the recycling. And as all rational fully thinking people know, anecdotes in the local paper are far more valuable than scientifically collected date samples.

Ian and Mary"

Posted by Bob. on 27 November 2012 at 14:19

Bob - Here's another headline for you "Cumbria council services facing more cuts of up to £50m" - this is in today's paper, have you not read it yet? Now remind me how you arrive at public spending has increased, particularly in Cumbria??

You must be the only person in the country that feels public spending is "on the up/never had it so good", yet oblivious to all of these brutal cuts to public services!!! The only increase in public spending I can see would be masses redundancy money! Good grief!

Posted by Mary on 27 November 2012 at 10:29

Councillor Bob - you don't seem very sympathetic to the fact that people are losing their jobs.....nice one!

Posted by Ian Lowry on 27 November 2012 at 10:20

Oh dear, we have a Tory councillor doing the usual trying to convince us the earth is actually flat & the sun rises in the normally get this nonsense at election time!

Posted by Stormbrand on 27 November 2012 at 10:17

councils go on cutting jobs and services to save money yet every year more and more of council tax money goes to pay council pensions it wont be long before it all is used to fund them.

Posted by rabbit on 26 November 2012 at 22:24

Mr Martin the council leader should rethink this why give shanks a 25 year contract the county council have done this by giving shanks a 25 year contract these days anyone lucky to get a 1 year contract it's a disgrace!

Posted by Johny on 26 November 2012 at 21:23

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