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This is a selection of the emails of support we have received through the website. While by no means exhaustive, it gets across the depth of feeling in the community we serve. Many thanks to everyone who's got in touch with a message so far, keep 'em coming.

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I believe that what Kerbside does is great and should continue in Calderdale, people with disabilities need places like Kerbside who show that with the right support this part of the community can do something useful for not just themselves but society.

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I've just received today your circular about Calderdale Council and French waste company Sita deciding that Kerbside will no longer collect recycling in the area I live, Todmorden. I may not be able to come to the meeting in Halifax tonight so I want to send Kerbside a very strong message of support to be able to continue collecting my recycling, and, a very strong message to Calderdale Council about Sita; I used to live in Brighton, East Sussex, and when the French waste company Sita took over the job of recycling from Brighton and Hove Council it became such an absolute shambles that Brighton and Hove Council decided to put┬ the collection of recycling back into their own hands! Calderdale Council please take note!
Also, the service I have received from Kerbside has been excellent and your workers have always been very courteous, friendly and conscientious in doing their very important job. It is also to your credit that you employ vulnerable people who would easily otherwise be without work. Please pass on this message if you can to Calderdale Council at tonight's meeting in Halifax, and please tell all Kerbside's workers that they have my (and I'm sure many others) full support.

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Please send details of your campaign to David Cameron camerond@parliament.uk

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I wish to express my support for kerbside. They do a brilliant job serving the community and providing jobs for people within the community. I will continue to support kerbside.

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Just to report that I had my normal collection today (7th August) and to repeat that I have every intention of continuing to use your excellent service as long as you can provide it. Hope you received my donation and good luck!

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I think it's a disgrace what CMBC have done. What were they thinking of? (mindless profiteering of course.)

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seems bonkers that while government nationally, regionally and locally are extolling the virtues of social enterprise to deliver public services, and Kerbside wins various awards for its standards and excellence, that we have a local authority who decide to ignore all of this on a technicality and spend our money overseas (rather than locally) - here's hoping that the national press coverage that's starting, and people contoinuing to choose the Kerbside box (our 'replacement' from sita still not arrived despite collection being due and their having the contract to collect! so already a poor start...) means that the contract will be forced to be overturned and you guys will be back at the fore where you should be

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We wish to register our opposition to the change in KERBSIDE collections, and our disappointment that Calderdale can be so short-sighted!

KERBSIDE ARE GREAT.
They are prompt.
They are enthusiastic.
They are friendly.
They do a wonderful job.
They are part of our community.
They are helping people to improve their lives.

Why, oh why, oh why, do Calderdale want to change this?

Is it because they think they know best?
They do not!!

We are sticking with KERBSIDE!

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This service not only has value for money for waste collection for recycling but also provides a much needed and extremely welcome resource for adults who may not otherwise be able to work. The Council should be ashamed of themselves for not protecting this organisation in their contract negotiations with Sita.

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Kerbside do a great job and the public of Calderdale support you fully.
The one thing we all support the council try to get rid of we can not let that happen.
If the council dont keep you going then we will protest and they will be the ones losing their jobs get rid of CALDERDALE COUNCIL

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I'm sorry i can't attend your meeting on Saturday, just to let you know that we are backing you up at Bottomley in Walsden. We are not happy tht SITA does not seem to recycle the same range of products as Kerbside, for instance card and batteries.

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What a pity that the meeting is taking place during the day, when many of us who support Kerbside are at work. Could an evening meeting not have been organised instead? I am appalled by the council's decision to abandon Kerbside, an organisation which does much to help people, in favour of greed.

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Well done for sticking up to the 'big boys', I had the 'big boys' aka sita round to pick up fridge/cooker they were rude and unfriendly, your chaps are great always helpful even when i have forgoten and they have to help get recyling out of my garage! We are all meant to be community working together not just money making opportunities. Good luck

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I can't believe Calderdale has ignored the residents requests. Hope you keep going Kerbside. You have this households full support Good luck

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The opinions expressed in these messages are those of the general public and are not necessarily the views of Kerbside (Calderdale).