Amidst the tributes over the weekend there were exchanges on social media about the most inept reactions of some organisations to the death of the Queen. Brent Council's cancellation of community skips got an honourable mention.
On the community skips page of its website Brent Council announced:
Following news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen and in line with guidance during the period of national mourning, all community skip events up to and including 19 September have been cancelled. Alternative dates are being sought and these will be published on this page as soon as possible.
In fact Government guidance said:
The areas affected by the cancellations included Harlesden and Kensal Green, Kenton, Kingsbury. Barnhill, Queens Park and Kilburn.
A local resident contacted Wembley Matters this morning to say:
Much as I adored Her Majsty and am deeply saddened by her passing, this is utterly ludicrous!
Unfortunately some residents who had prepared items for the skip and are now inconvenienced by their storage, and with no new date fixed, may be tempted to fly-tip them.
In Kenton at the Harrow District Masonic Centre Unfortunately the less than 24hrs notice on Friday 9th Sept resulted in Fly-tipping on Saturday 10th. Poor comms and a sign being placed where it was not visible for local residents resulted in a large amount of rubbish dumped leaving the staff at the Masonic Centre to dispose of and not forgetting the foxes who had a field day.
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