Councils play catch-up after white-out

THE DISTRICT councils are playing catch-up after restrictions in services caused by the snow and ice. Torridge has reported things starting to get back to normal today (Wednesday). A spokesperson said that refuse lorries have this morning left the depot a

THE DISTRICT councils are playing catch-up after restrictions in services caused by the snow and ice.Torridge has reported things starting to get back to normal today (Wednesday).A spokesperson said that refuse lorries have this morning left the depot and will, as far as possible, attempt to complete their scheduled rounds. But safety was paramount and people should be aware that they might only be able to offer a limited collection service, they stressed.The main council offices at Bridge Buildings, Bideford Town Hall and Riverbank House are open. Caddsdown Business Support Centre and the Burton Art Gallery and Museum are all open.Holsworthy Area Office, however, is closed.Further updates will be available on the council's website.North Devon reports that it is only concentrating on 'black' collections in order to help catch up with yesterday's missed collections. There will be no green collections today."We weren't able to do the recycling collections due yesterday in the Ilfracombe area and we won't be able to catch up with that one, so we'll do a double collection there next week," said a spokesperson."We are doing our very best to play catch up, but the roads are still very icy, which is making things difficult. We are asking people to still put their waste and recycling out for collection as usual, but to take it back in if it isn't collected and put it out again the next day. We're obviously very sorry for the inconvenience, but we hope people can bear with us through this period of difficult weather.


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