Litter busters in Thornbury spring clean

Members of Thornbury Litter Busters with Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb (5202734)

Members of Thornbury Litter Busters with Thornbury and Yate MP Steve Webb (5202734)

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THORNBURY and Yate MP Steve Webb joined a team of litter pickers in an annual Big Spring Clean.

A team fromThornbury Litter Busters met up in Gloucester Road and spent the day clearing up rubbish and tidying a number of streets around the town.

The voluntary group is always looking to recruit new members.

Mr Webb said he was pleased to join in with the Spring Clean.

“I am very grateful to everyone who takes part for the work they do all year round in keeping Thornbury looking at its best, not just for a special occasion," he said. "I know that the group would welcome additional helpers and would encourage anyone who lives locally who could lend a hand to offer their services."

Anyone interested in helping out should email kimlitterbuster@hotmail.co.uk or phone 01454 414703.

Residents can also use the same contact details to report areas where litter needs to be cleared.

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2:29pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Freda Piles says...

This is commendable by Steve Webb but what a pity that he does not follow through with this at work and come clean about the pensioners that he discriminates against by freezing their rightful paid for state pensions because the have retired to a country that the government does not favour. What countries you may ask -believe it or not - the Commonwealth in the main.
The Lib/Dems were going to get rid of this anomaly but now in the driving seat do not just do nothing but condone this discrimination and even worse have placed a similar clause in the new Pensions Bill to steal the indexing from future pensioners. If you are reading this and still work and pay your contributions then you could find yourself denied any increases as well when you retire. How could someone in this position actually support discrimination and send pensioners into poverty ?
Don't just take my word for it but ask Steve Webb !
This is commendable by Steve Webb but what a pity that he does not follow through with this at work and come clean about the pensioners that he discriminates against by freezing their rightful paid for state pensions because the have retired to a country that the government does not favour. What countries you may ask -believe it or not - the Commonwealth in the main. The Lib/Dems were going to get rid of this anomaly but now in the driving seat do not just do nothing but condone this discrimination and even worse have placed a similar clause in the new Pensions Bill to steal the indexing from future pensioners. If you are reading this and still work and pay your contributions then you could find yourself denied any increases as well when you retire. How could someone in this position actually support discrimination and send pensioners into poverty ? Don't just take my word for it but ask Steve Webb ! Freda Piles
  • Score: 9

5:28pm Thu 10 Apr 14

RobtheFox says...

It does not surprise me to see the minister of pensions amidst the rubbish and he is to be applauded for his photo opportunity efforts. It is however, nothing new to him,dealing in garbage though. One only has to see Cause 20 of the Pension Reform Bill and to have witnessed his pathetic and misleading defence of it during its passage in the Commons to appreciate that. here is a man who has described the frozen pension policy whereby 4% of UK pensioners world wide are denied the annual index linkıig of their pension as being, illogical, irrational and discriminatory when in opposition and now happily reneges on his pre election commitment when in an ideal position to implement the fairmness of which he boasted. Yet on the one hand he says he was workıng on the bill as Lib Dem policy prior to the election but on the other says it wasn't in the LibDem manıfesto!
I suspect that like his promises to the frozen pensioners the rubbish he gathered together on this clean up has gone under the carpet.
It does not surprise me to see the minister of pensions amidst the rubbish and he is to be applauded for his photo opportunity efforts. It is however, nothing new to him,dealing in garbage though. One only has to see Cause 20 of the Pension Reform Bill and to have witnessed his pathetic and misleading defence of it during its passage in the Commons to appreciate that. here is a man who has described the frozen pension policy whereby 4% of UK pensioners world wide are denied the annual index linkıig of their pension as being, illogical, irrational and discriminatory when in opposition and now happily reneges on his pre election commitment when in an ideal position to implement the fairmness of which he boasted. Yet on the one hand he says he was workıng on the bill as Lib Dem policy prior to the election but on the other says it wasn't in the LibDem manıfesto! I suspect that like his promises to the frozen pensioners the rubbish he gathered together on this clean up has gone under the carpet. RobtheFox
  • Score: 9

6:35pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Magpied47 says...

So which face was Webb wearing when he showed up for this publicity photo op? The concerned, caring face that he presented to frozen pensioners when he was in opposition, or the unconcerned, uncaring face that he presents to those same frozen pensioners now that he is in a position to do something about it. Which face will he be wearing come general election time? - that's something of which his constituents should be extremely wary. This is an about face expert of the highest order.
So which face was Webb wearing when he showed up for this publicity photo op? The concerned, caring face that he presented to frozen pensioners when he was in opposition, or the unconcerned, uncaring face that he presents to those same frozen pensioners now that he is in a position to do something about it. Which face will he be wearing come general election time? - that's something of which his constituents should be extremely wary. This is an about face expert of the highest order. Magpied47
  • Score: 8

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