Despite imminent recession, there’s no sign of any belt-tightening at Bristol City Council who seem as hell-bent as ever on letting some underemployed idiot squander our money on pointless pet projects. This has just appeared on Bristol Indymedia:
Bristol City Council are making a DVD and you can be in it!
Bristol City Council are making a DVD to promote recycling in Bristol and we are looking for some volunteers to star in it. The DVD will have a voice over so you would not have to speak in it.The DVD will be launched in Broadmead in October, there will be a web version and it will be available to be picked up from Housing Associations, libraries, CSPs etc
The DVD will be about 8 – 10 mins long. Filming will take place on Tues 9th, Weds 10th and Thurs 11th September.
Volunteers needed for the following scenes:
– Family recycling at home (black box and food waste)
– Garden waste collection scheme recycling (sacks and / or wheeled bin)
– Recycling at local recycling centre
– Recycling at Household Waste Recycling Centre (St Philips)
– Composting at home
– Using the assisted collection service for black box or food waste
If you live in Bristol and are interested or you know anyone who may be interested please reply to alice.mcgarvie at bristol.gov.uk by the end of Tuesday 12th August
– What scene(s) you are interested in
– Contact phone number and email address
– Type of house (if scene at home – ie terraced, bungalow etc)
– Details of who is volunteering for filming (ie just you, partner, children, pets!)
<rant>What is the fucking point of this? If people were in the slightest bit interested in watching films about recycling wouldn’t they be on the telly or at the cinema? Surely the fact they’re not is a mighty big hint to the city council that they intend to spend a lot of money making a film so boring and pointless that no fucker in their right mind is going to bother to watch it?
And why is the city council making films anyway? Haven’t they got better things to spend money on? And if they haven’t, could we just have the money back please? Most people have plenty of sensible things they could spend it on.</rant>