Draft minutes of the meeting of Winstred Hundred Parish Council held at Peldon and Wigboroughs Community Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th December 2019.
Present: Netty Knill-Jones, Phil Gladwin, John Walker, Jinny Gale, Robert Kean (chair), Clare Lauwerys, Liz Davidson, Wendy Ritherdon, Robert Davidson
Apologies for absence: Dave Taylor
Minutes of the last meeting were agreed all and signed by the chairman
Zone Warden Report: No report sent and no issues at present. The Zone Wardens are being rearranged and probably with the new title of Neighbourhood Wardens.
Borough Councillor Report: Certain car parks in town are operating free parking after 3 pm in the run-up to Christmas. CBC are giving away free trees in support of the nation-wide campaign for planting more trees everywhere. Refuse collections will be Continue reading
Recycling and rubbish collections will take place one day later than usual over the Easter and early May Bank Holiday period, as in previous years.
From Good Friday 22 April until Saturday 8 May all recycling and rubbish will be collected the day after your usual collection day.
This also means that if your usual collection day is Thursday, you will receive a collection on the Royal Wedding Bank Holiday Friday. If your usual collection day is Friday, you will receive a collection on Saturday for three consecutive weeks.
Please remember to put your recycling and rubbish out by 7am on the morning of your collection day. All collections will return to your normal day from Monday 9 May.
The Parish Council have received the following update from Matthew Young, Head of Street Services at Colchester Borough Council:
We are carrying out refuse and recycling collections today and Paul English, the Street Care and Recycling Operations Manager, will inform you of our success rate at the end of the working day and we will ensure that the website and media are updated. Staff worked very hard yesterday and most collections were able to be made.
The weather forecast for the next few days shows little sign of improvement and therefore the same arrangements will apply where we will try to collect as much as we can using a variety of vehicles. We constantly review the situation and ensure as many collections as possible and Paul and his team will carry out a final review of the situation in the morning before crews are deployed. It is worth noting that collections are taking longer than normal in most areas but collection times may also be earlier as drivers choose the most suitable routes. It is therefore imperative that residents have their waste available for collection by 0700 and remain patient until 1600. We will not collect in the dark where conditions are much more hazardous.
I would also ask that any communication residents may wish to make is through our Customer Service Centre on 01206 282700 or [email protected] and not on direct lines. We greatly appreciate Members who do pass on emails to residents as communication is vital to service success. I would though point out that we will not be deviating from our normal schedule and therefore residents who do not receive a collection by 1600 are advised to simply retrieve and store their waste and recycling.
The gritting and salting of the highway network is the responsibility of Essex County Council. They have informed us that they will focus their gritting resources on keeping major roads clear. This includes all ‘A’ and ‘B’ roads, access routes for emergency services, rural link roads and major public transport routes. Therefore, estate or residential roads are not included whether they are on inclines or not. Colchester Borough Council will be keeping the pavements clear on the roads included in the memorandum of understanding and the list of the roads is on the CBC website linked here. If residents want to try and keep the paths clear in their roads then they need to follow the instructions we sent round yesterday to Members.
As you did earlier this year your assistance in this matter would be appreciated.