We have seen a very large amount of snow over the last week and whilst some younger (and older) residents have enjoyed this it has presented a problem for the Councils Rubbish Men (Refuse collections).
The persistent snow fall and very low temperatures has meant that the some of the smaller estate roads are difficult to access. This is made only worse by the large number of cars parked on roads as some residents are off work. In response to this the Council has sent out some smaller vehicles and 4x4 trucks to get around the problem. However these vehicles were targeting the unfilled Fridays collection.
Whilst it looks like the temperatures are here to stay for the near future, the snow should disappear and collections should return to usual.
The Council have outsourced the Refuse collection to Serco who will continue to monitor and report collections and those areas that are missed.
Please do let me know if your collection was missed and also the condition of your road (Icy etc). At the very least I can let you know what is going on with your collection times.
The Council officers will continue to keep Councillors updated and I will in tun pass on the messages to you.
If you have any concerns about the bad weather or you are an older person who is struggling with keeping warm this winter, please do let me know:
01908 410 403