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Firework arson victims call on Council for replacement bin discount

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Nov 7th, 2018.

Bonfire Night saw bins in the Southsea / Brynteg area targeted by young criminals, and subsequently destroyed.

Residents looking at the damage yesterday got in contact with Wrexham Council to arrange a replacement, and were told that they would have to pay £57 for a new one.

One reader who sent us the above picture of the destroyed bin told us: “I was told to see if it was salvageable so went looking with my 1 + 3 year olds.

“I’m very frustrated as my husband and I both work hard and are now expected to pay out for other people’s damage.

“I think it would be reasonable if they offered a discounted rate for people affected, it would be fairer as they don’t pay £57 stock price for bins.”

We pointed Wrexham Council to the thankfully unusual overnight damage, and asked if the £57 cost was required in this case.

Cllr David A Bithell Lead Member Environment and Transport said, “Our policy is that residents will need to seek a replacement at their own cost.”

There has been no update from North Wales Police on if any arrests have been made in connection to the incidents.

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