When I started this blog I thought it would be easy to do a brief snipped every day; however it’s definitely not a simple as that. Firstly there is the problem of what to write about, it’s not the shortage of subjects that’s the problem! It’s what to choose amongst the mass of possible topics.
So, here’s a quick one. When I asked the Mayor about the introduction of alternate weekly rubbish collections he told Hartlepool Council that since its inception recycling has risen from 19% to 38%. Unfortunately just 24 hours earlier Hartlepool Council Press Office had issued a release claiming recycling in the town is a huge success and domestic waste recycling in Hartlepool is currently running at its highest ever level - 27.7%
Stuart’s explanation of the discrepancy?
Hartlepool Press Office had used figures that were a year old!
Well that’s OK then, we wouldn’t want to mislead people by giving out up to date information would we!