PILES of rubbish no longer greet people entering the new Tarka Point housing development at East-the-Water, Bideford. Residents petitioned Torridge District Council last October about the lack of a door-to-door collection service, resulting in them havin

PILES of rubbish no longer greet people entering the new Tarka Point housing development at East-the-Water, Bideford. Residents petitioned Torridge District Council last October about the lack of a door-to-door collection service, resulting in them having to pile their rubbish at the entrance of the estate to be picked up.The council explained that as the estate was still under construction its roads and footpaths were private property and only when responsibility was transferred to the council could they start a kerbside collection.But negotiations between the council and the developers have now resulted in the majority of homes receiving a collection service.East-the-Water councillors Caroline Church and Brian Lacey said: " Refuse collections are now taking place throughout certain areas of Tarka Point, where the integrity of the site is such that Torridge District Council vehicles and staff can safely make collections from either the kerbside or at agreed collection points. We are, of course, pleased that the issue of refuse accumulating at the entrance to Tarka Point has now been resolved.