Changes to Fareham textile bins ‘should be stopped’

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FAREHAM Labour Party has called on councillors not to back proposed changes to textile recycling bins in the borough.

Councillors will decide how to split the profits of these bins at a meeting next week, including a 25 per cent share for Fareham Borough Council.

Labour spokesman Richard Ryan said: ‘What a kick in the teeth this is for charities such as the Air Ambulance and Salvation Army. I’m sure that most people will agree that money raised by charity bins should go to charities. This cynical use of charity collections to raise money for the council should be stopped before it begins.’

Council leader Cllr Sean Woodward defended the changes saying that the charities concerned will get more money from a better deal with the council’s recycling partner and that local groups could also benefit.