December 3, 2010 9.22 am This story is over 159 months old

Council bin collections resume

Still going: As the snow covers Lincoln, some council services are affected, but mostly running as usual.

— Update on December 3 @9.19am

Collections for black, brown and green bins will be resumed today as normal, however it is not guaranteed collectors can get down every road.

If your bin is full, the Council advise people to put out black bags (or a waterproof alternative) full of waste for future collection.

— Update on December 2 @11.52am

Bin collections in Lincoln have had to be halted again due to the weather, at least until tomorrow morning.

— Update on Decmber 2 @ 7.40am

Residential bin collections resumed on Thursday for domestic and recycling waste only.

Council teams are out on the roads so please present your waste as normal, however they may not be able to reach some areas due to the road conditions.

If you did not have your bins collected this week, your bin will be collected at the next scheduled time.

Any extra waste will be collected then but it must be presented in black bin bags only.

— Update on December 1

  • Waste collections have now been cancelled, and City Hall will not be open today — only call in an emergency.
  • Thornhill Car Park (above the Bus Station) will also be closed until further notice.
  • Drivers are advised that outdoor car parks may be difficult to negotiate and that all uphill car parks (Westgate, St Paul’s Lane, The Lawn and Castle Square) are closed due to the Lincoln Christmas Market.
  • Council tenants are advised that the emergency housing repairs service will be operating, but due to the condition of the roads, it may take longer than usual to travel to properties.
  • The car park at Hartsholme  Country Park has been closed until further notice.

— Original on November 30

The City of Lincoln Council claims most of its services are running as usual, though there are some hiccups due to the adverse weather conditions in the city.

Waste collections are operating normally, although there have been some slight delays as trucks travel slower through the snow.

Outdoor areas such as athletics, football pitches and artificial pitches at Birchwood and Yarborough Leisure Centres have been closed.

Some fitness classes and appointments held by the council’s Healthy Lifestyles team, such as classes for the over 50s, are also cancelled.

In some cases, classes can go ahead, but the council advises clients not to travel to the sessions.

Jo Smith, Healthy Lifestyles Team Leader at the City Council, said: “The vulnerability of some of our client groups means that we are recommending for them not to travel to sessions, and we have cancelled some groups.”

Also, the Policy Scrutiny Committee meeting, due to be held at City Hall at 6pm on November 30 has been cancelled.

Agenda items will be carried over until the next meeting on January 18, 2011.

Source: City of Lincoln Council | Photo: Andy Lenton