PROBLEMS around issuing green bin subscriptions sparks anger for Windsor residents, prompting a statement by the lead member for environmental services at a town forum.

Windsor locals raised their frustrations via social media after they were unable to apply or renew their green bin subscription.

One resident wrote on a community group Facebook page: “What a state of affairs from our borough not taking on any new green bin subscriptions,” adding “we were one of the leading boroughs in recycling so how the mighty have fallen”.

Another resident said she has been trying to get a subscription since August, and another resident said she ended up buying a compost bin instead.

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With noise around this issue becoming louder on social media, the chairman of the Windsor Town Forum, councillor John Bowden (Con: Eton & Castle), allowed for the lead member for environmental services, councillor David Coppinger (Con: Bray), to provide a statement on the matter.

Cllr Coppinger said: “We had to make a decision earlier this year to reduce certain services through Covid-19, not because we had employees with it – but because of the number we’re safeguarding.

“I am delighted to say that we restarted issuing new contracts of green bins and the supply of the new green bins on March 1.

“I regret to say the website has not been updated, however, we welcome every single application.

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“If there are any issues, please come to me and don’t listen to people who are doing nothing else but stirring things up for their own self-glorification.”

The virtual Windsor Town Forum took place on Wednesday, March 24.