Petition tops 7,000

The petition to have the green bins reinstated has attracted more than 7,000 signatures.

Andrew Farquhar called a halt to his petition on Monday and it has already exceeded his initial estimates.

Speaking this week, Mr Farquhar, who will present his petition to Scottish Borders Council, said: “In spite of indications that the council has not taken the petition seriously, there remains overwhelming public opinion that the decision to withdraw this service was wrong. That is why the petition was so strongly supported.”