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calendar   Monday - April 06, 2009

What’s this?  No arms? No legs?  Oh, sorry. You aren’t handicapped enough for any aid.

It’s all this guys fault I wanna say that before you read this article.

Born the wrong color. White.
Not a member of a protected religion.
Not a homosexual.
Not a criminal
Not an illegal immigrant

Jeez, what the heck is it with this trouble maker?

Story has a better ending then it did a beginning though. At first they actually did tell the guy he was “not disabled enough.”


A man born without hands or legs was told by his council that he did not qualify for help putting his bins out.

Last Updated: 2:29PM BST 06 Apr 2009

Wheelchair-bound Robert Moores claims a council worker said his household was “not disabled enough” for the assisted collection scheme.

However his able-bodied wife Angela is also unable to move the bins because of a back injury.

Mr Moores, who uses artificial legs from the knee downwards, asked Blackpool Council in Lancashire if he could have assisted collection.

“I’ve got no hands and no legs which is why I can’t physically put the bins out,” he said.

“Up until now the binmen have just done it for me, but they told me to apply for official assistance. “When I went to the council to ask, they turned round and said I wasn’t disabled enough.

“But I can’t put the bins out and my wife has got a bad back so she can’t do it either. “I even went to the town hall to show them what I was like, but they told me the same.” The couple, who have three children aged six, 13 and 14, received their wheelie bins about eight months ago.

Mrs Moores said: “If I start lifting heavy things my back gets worse. I have three children and Robert to look after so I can’t risk injuring myself.

“I am his full-time carer so if I got laid up I don’t know what we would do. “There would be no-one to look after the family. There is a step outside so it is very difficult to lift a heavy bin down.” Blackpool Council says when Mr Moores originally applied for the assisted collection service, he did not inform them his wife was also physically unable to move the bins. Householders who are disabled or elderly can apply for the assisted collection service and will be visited for an assessment.

But they do not qualify if there is an able-bodied person living at the address who can put the bins out. If someone qualifies for assisted collection, it means the binmen can go on to their property to collect the bin for emptying, before returning it. Julian Kearsley, Blackpool Council’s executive director for business services, said: “When we visited Mr and Mrs Moores to see if they were eligible for the assisted collection we asked if there were any physical reasons why Mrs Moores couldn’t take the bin out.

“We were not informed of any reason why she couldn’t.” Now, though, the authority has made a U-turn and the Moores will receive assisted collection.

“We understand some people are unable to wheel their bins out for collection and will happily provide a service to help them,” Mr Kearsley added.

“Since becoming aware of the fact that she has a bad back we were happy to reassess our decision and they are now eligible for the assisted collection.”

BINMAN

Just an afterthought.  These bins have wheels and can be rolled. Surely kids 13 and 14 can handle that.  I don’t know.  Brother and I used to cart out those old corrugated metal trash bins in the old days. They were shorter of course. One on each side with a handle.  Trash back then picked up every week but nothing separated as these days. These new bins they have here though even with wheels can get heavy especially when loaded with two weeks worth of newspapers as is in our case.


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