Useful information and items connected with being one of the West Lindsey Councillors for Saxilby Ward and for the people of the Ward as a helpful point of contact

Tuesday

Recycling Tetra Packs

Recently West lindsey has been able to introduce recycling of Tetra Packs. These are the packs which orange juice, other fruit juice and milk comes in. They look like they are made of cardboard, but they are a lot more complex than that and have a whole set of materials that go to make up one pack. Usually there is the paper outer which has the design printed on it, then there is a cardboard inner, then next a thin layer of tinfoil and then lastly a layer of thin polythene or plastic sheet to keep the liquid away from the other materials. Most of the material is to add strength to the carton and they were originally made as easy to stack items whereas bottles for liquids were no so easy to stack.
At the moment we are asking people not to put these in to their blue bin but to take them to a designated site details of which are on the WLDC Web-site which is hyper linked from this one.
The packs will go back to Tetra for them to deal with and recycle.

Consessionary Travel


From the 1st April 2008 West Lindsey District Council will sign up to the national scheme for concessionary travel for the over 60's. Up until that point travellers in West Lindsey and across the County of Lincolnshire could travel at any time. This was because the seven districts of Lincolnshire subsidised the travel to allow unlimited free travel at any time. The national Scheme doesn't allow this and the ability to "bolt on" extra parts to the services is not being allowed by the governement .
To continue in the same way as before the District Council would have to have a seperate scheme at fairly substantial cost and that cost would not be allowed to be found from the concessionary travel budget given by the government to run the national scheme. So the total cost would have to fall totally on the council tax. I think however, that the ability to travel anywhwere in the country for free outweighs the fact that no free travel is being allowed before 09:30 in the morning.
We understand that government is looking at this and may change to allow unlimited free travel in the fulness of time.