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Council services update into the New Year

Following the recent improvement in weather conditions, Bedford Borough Council are operating 'as normal' again.

 

Recycling and refuse collections

 

The Council has been operating a normal refuse collection service from Monday 27th December.  Subject to weather conditions continuing to improve, the Council will be collecting all refuse and recycling where they are able to do so.

This includes the Council collecting additional side waste which is not included in the bins.  Residents are asked to securely package (i.e. double bag) their additional side waste.  Additional recycling is also to being collected and residents are asked to very clearly label materials for recycling and place these bags next to their bins.

 

Rubbish collections will resume, as normal, on Monday 3rd January 2011


Adult social transport


Following an improvement in both weather and road conditions all adult and elderly care transport have resumed as normal.

No Transport will operate on Bank Holiday Monday 3rd January 2011 as the Centres will be closed.

Normal service will resume on Tuesday 4th January 2011.

 

However, if the weather deteriorates, customers are advised to check the winter maintenance page on the website, as any changes to this position will be posted here.


Road gritting

 

Council gritting teams will continue to treat primary and secondary roads throughout the borough over the festive season where weather conditions require such action.


This year the Borough made plans to offer an even better winter maintenance service than ever before, with 3,000 additional tonnes of grit purchased from Sweden as well as the introduction of new ways to keep residents up to date. Including the introduction of a dedicated section on the Bedford Borough website that posts immediate updates on the conditions of the roads, the latest gritting services and transport news. This is complemented by the new ‘Grittertweets’ service, which uses social networking site ‘Twitter’ to inform residents where gritting runs are being carried out.


Daily updates can be accessed via the council’s website at www.bedford.gov.uk/wintergritting. To access the ‘Grittertweets’ service, please visit www.twitter.com/grittertweets.

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