MEP hits the streets in battle over waste service

Campaign trail: From left, Coun Shaffaq Mohammed, Rob Frost, Coun Sylvia Anginotti, student Rich Clare and Edward McMillan-Scott.
Campaign trail: From left, Coun Shaffaq Mohammed, Rob Frost, Coun Sylvia Anginotti, student Rich Clare and Edward McMillan-Scott.
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A CAMPAIGN against plans by Sheffield Council to scrap weekly bin collections has been supported by Euro MP for the region.

Edward McMillan-Scott, Lib Dem member for Yorkshire and The Humber, joined Coun Shaffaq Mohammed, Sheffield Council Lib Dem group leader, Coun Sylvia Anginotti, member for Crookes, party campaigner Rob Frost and students in Crookes to highlight the issue.

The Lib Dems knocked on doors in the Bole Hill area asking for views on the Labour-run council’s plans.

Mr McMillan-Scott said: “People are angry about Labour’s cuts.

“The cuts in collections will cause real difficulties for families and students.”

Ruling labour councillors say reducing black bin collections from weekly to fortnightly is necessary to make savings to protect other services.