When we met at the special council meeting called on 8th May by the Conservative group on Ealing Council to discuss the Ealing rubbish fiasco council leader Julian Bell offered soothing words and asked that we keep things â€œin perspectiveâ€. Bell and his Labour administration want you to believe that apart from some mayhem during the first couple of weeks of April everything is all better now.
As I showed yesterday this certainly isnâ€™t true of the street cleaning statistics which show that in May almost half of Ealingâ€™s streets were unacceptably dirty.
The statistics for missed collections show some improvement but also that we are far from out of the woods yet. Although missed collections have halved from April they are still almost three times higher in May than they were the previous May.