Reducing gardens to rubble a consideration

I AGREE wholeheartedly with the views expressed recently regarding the charge for removal of the garden bins.

I strongly object to having to pay to look after my garden.

The council has informed me that if I were to put garden waste in the rubbish bin when it reached the landfill site, methane would be produced and this is considerably more harmful than CO2.

If this is correct, surely the garden collection service should be mandatory and not discretionary as claimed by the council.

When I was at school, I learnt that buried vegetation caused the production of fossil fuels.

I asked if there was to be a safeguard against freeloading neighbours, if after putting my bin out someone chose to dump in their refuse, the driver refuses to empty it because it is too heavy or contaminated, I would be then responsible for disposing of my rubbish and theirs too, having paid £20 for the privilege.

For the very first time in my life I am genuinely considering reducing my gardens to rubble.

This is the garden which has given great pleasure to passersby.

I have fought the British weather, all the pests, but this pest is one too many.

The council is very short sighted and blinkered.

We need every garden and every flower to reduce the risks of flooding and to support the bees, their population has been falling for years.

Without bees there will be a drastic reduction in our food productions, which is already apparent. We need gardens for bees.

Is there a reduction in charge under consideration for OAPs?