James Forsyth

A local government classic

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Residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea received this message from their local council this morning, which begins:

 “Dear Resident(s), 

Recycling and Refuse Collections Days are changing in the Royal Borough 

I am writing to let you know that the days of refuse and recycling collections in the Royal Borough are changing. As from Monday 7 January 2008, most resident’s recycling and refuse will be collected on: 

Monday and Thursday 


Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. As they say, you couldn’t make it up.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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