Due to strike action, whatever that will solve, Wigan Council will not be collecting any Black or Blue in Standish, Shevington, Aspull and Appley Bridge on Thursday. Other services will also be effected like schools and the advice is to check with schools if they are effected.
Wigan Council are saying that they will collect the bins the next time they are due to be collected and will not be doing an additional collection after the strike action is over. The Council also say to take your rubbish to the tip yourselves.
Here is my gripe - why no refund? I switched internet provider to BT recently and they failed to deliver a service for a period of time. They refund the time that they charged me and didn't give me a service. Residents in Standish pay the some of the highest Council tax and now told to pay more by taking the rubbish to the tip yourself.
I will be writing to the Council and asking for them to take extra rubbish the next collection, i.e. bin bags or to give residents a refund for the charge of collection of the bins. I will let you know what they say.