That is what the residents of Litherskew in Upper Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, are having to do. Not only do they have to put up with fortnightly collections - which is a disgrace - officials in Richmonshire District Council have the nerve to tell them the maintained road serving their hamlet isn't good enough anymore. They must now place their wheelie bins on the nearest highway one and a half miles away.
This council is Conservative run, and the local MP is William Hague. The leader of the council has promised officials will review the policy, but this simply isn't good enough. It should never have happened in the first place. If this was some loony Labour council, you wouldn't be surprised, but a Tory council?? Residents, unsurprisingly, think the situation is bonkers. One can only hope it is remedied sooner, rather than later, including reinstating weekly bin collections.
Hat tip: The Daily Telegraph