1st Jul, 2022

Admins from Heart of Willenhall Facebook page spring into action to help empty elderly residents' bins amidst Coventry strike

Tristan Harris 2nd Feb, 2022 Updated: 2nd Feb, 2022

ADMINISTRATORS from a Coventry Facebook page made a difference to the lives of the elderly residents in the area they cover by taking their bins to the drop off points so they could be emptied amidst the driver strike.

Melinda Anthony, who set up the Heart of Willenhall page, said it was clear last week that, despite what looked to be the last collections for two whole months, some of the bins had been missed.

She contacted ward councillor Christine Thomas who, she added, had worked relentlessly on the situation since then.

She managed to secure a collection for the elderly in bungalows on the Tuesday morning.

As many of the pensioners were isolated and not on social media, Melinda pushed notes through their doors and the members of the admin team took the bins to the drop-off site the elderly residents would otherwise have been unable to get to.

Melinda said: “I’m so proud of them – they deserve to be recognised for the selfless work they have done to help others in our area.

“It highlights what The Heart of Willenhall page is all about.”

Click here for more on The Heart of Willenhall Facebook page.

The bin strike escalated from Monday when around 70 workers – all Unite members – started an all-out strike which, unless a deal is found, will last until the end of March.

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