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That's because Southwark council don't collect your garden waste. 

On 01/12/2023 at 07:46, legalalien said:

Just reading through the proposed council income stream adjustments in the budget going to next week’s Cabinet meeting.

They are struggling to balance the budget.

Looks like garden waste charges are going up to £80 next year if approved.

 

https://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/documents/s117577/Appendix C Income.pdf

£40 in 2022 to £80 next year.

Think I'll just get a bigger green bin amd putthe garden waste in there.

Leaves from council trees that they don't bother sweeping will get dumped in the middle of their road.

 

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It begs the question................... what unnecessary expenditures and/or useless projects is Southwark spending  money on that necessitates such a massive hike ?

One such that springs to mind and that is the so-called "Dulwich Square" where it paid performers to "entertain" the well-heeled  local residents of DV.
Any others that get your goat?

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3 hours ago, CPR Dave said:

 

Leaves from council trees that they don't bother sweeping will get dumped in the middle of their road.

 

But they would have to sweep them every day at this time of year!

The council swept Ulverscroft Road leaves, put them in bags and collected them - but now, obviously, a load more leaves which have fallen since are lying on the pavement.

I think it's somewhat unfair to say they "don't bother" sweeping them, unless you have evidence of that.

 

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2 hours ago, vladi said:

It begs the question................... what unnecessary expenditures and/or useless projects is Southwark spending  money on that necessitates such a massive hike ?

One such that springs to mind and that is the so-called "Dulwich Square" where it paid performers to "entertain" the well-heeled  local residents of DV.
Any others that get your goat?

Hi Vladi,

What proof do you have that the council paid the performers?

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12 hours ago, personannrose said:

Hi Vladi,

What proof do you have that the council paid the performers?

Proof is in the form of a response to my FOI request to Southwark in 2021. Their reply was as follows:-
 

Thank you for your request for information that was received on 13 September 2021 in which you requested:

The following performances have taken place at "Dulwich Square" that have been funded by the Council. These were
Saturday, 14 Aug, 12 noon -Sarah Moule and band
Saturday, 21 August, 12 noon - Peter Black: Virtuoso Guitarist
Saturday, 21 August, 1pm ish - Calton String Quintet
Saturday, 28 August, 12 noon - Mazaika Gypsy Duo
Saturday, 28 August, 1pm ish - Trombone Jerome and the Homies
Saturday, 4 September, 12 noon - GDS Unlimited
My request is for the funding that Southwark provided for each of those events and which should be inclusive all costs including the following
a) Fees paid to the performers
b) Fees for installation and provision of sound amplification equipment
c) Fees for installation and provision of the canvas pergola

We can confirm that this group was awarded £3000 from the Neighbourhoods Fund in the South multi ward area.

The only expenditure breakdown that is available, relates to budgeted costs that the group provide when they applied (table below).

Item of expenditure

Breakdown of Costs

Insurance & Marketing

£   350

Staging & Sound

£   900         

Acts/Performers

£1,750

Total

£3,000

 
 

If you have any queries or concerns then please contact us using the above details.

 

Further information is available through the Information Commissioner at www.ico.org.uk.

Yours sincerely

 

Jamie Corner
Information Systems Officer

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Interesting to see, that despite Southwark claiming they have had to cut services year on year due to austerity impacting their budget, the number of full time employees has risen each year which adds to their wage bill. 

Any business that faces reduced income cuts their cloth (and staff numbers) appropriately.

Source https://www.southwark.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equality-and-diversity/employment-and-equalities

you have to download each PDF and look through them for employee numbers. 

 

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