Food is ‘a worry’

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The number of Wyre residents struggling to put food on the table is rising as a result of Government cuts, a borough councillor has claimed.

Coun Ruth Duffy said the reason the amount of food being recycled in the borough is low has nothing to do with a lack of awareness of the facilities on offer.

Coun Duffy said: “Very little food waste is being placed in food bins, not because people are not educated but because people are throwing less away, as a direct impact of Government cuts. The rise in numbers turning to food banks includes working people who are not able to make it to the end of the month.”

She made the comments at a full Wyre Council meeting at the Civic Centre in Poulton last week.

The comments followed a report from street scene portfolio holder Coun Pete Murphy, highlighting the need to inform residents about the food waste recycling facilities available.

He said: “All we are trying to do is say to people is the facilities are here.”