RCTC discriminating against some tax paying residents
Posted by Lewis on the 11th May 2014
I see Rhondda Cynon Taf Council are discriminating against some tax paying residents intimidation and action a £75 fine if they don’t remove a bin off the pavement.
I know its RCTC and you would think they would act within the law on equality and treat all residents as equal but as I know RCTC don’t.
I can understand if residents who have no side or rear entrance wheelie bins are not the best for getting through the house they are heavy when full, frail and elderly people struggle even with small bins. With the increase in recycling storage is also a problem for some people.
The photograph was taken after the bullying letters threatening action were received from RCTC it shows Curre Street Aberaman I can understand why wheelie bins are left out side there are no side or back entrance, the leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council lives in Curre Street Aberaman.
It would seem RCTC laws and threats don’t apply to every resident for some reason, is it unlawful discrimination, in other words, treating some people worse than others?
The public sector equality duties and the Human Rights Act
Public sector organisations and others who deliver services for them or carry out public functions on their behalf may have to have what the law calls ‘due regard to the need to advance equality of opportunity’ between people.
Below taken from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council website
The Strategic Equality Plan has been developed so that the Council can set out how it aims to meet its commitment to equality and how it will meet its legal obligations contained with the Equality Act 2010.
I think RCTC should retract the threat of £75 fines and treat all who reside in RCT as equal.