Is the end in sight for Newport wheelie bin nightmare?

Cllr John Mathews surveys the wheelie bin situation in Broadfield Road

Cllr John Mathews surveys the wheelie bin situation in Broadfield Road - Credit: Archant

Residents of Barnstaple street frustrated by ongoing rubbish collection problems

Newport residents are hoping there might be an end in sight to their wheelie bin ‘nightmare’.

People in Broadfield Road say they have had a problem since Christmas, with black and green wheelie bins either partially emptied or not emptied at all.

The issue is a narrow street with cars parked either side, making it difficult for the refuse lorries to get down there.

One resident, who preferred not to be named, said the pavements were often blocked.

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“The previous fortnight they came in a smaller lorry and just took part of the rubbish out of the bins. Green bins are also not being collected and it just sits in the bin congealing,” she said.

“The issue with the cars has not changed, but for the past couple of months no-one has listened.”

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The Gazette asked North Devon Council ward member John Mathews to meet the residents and a meeting was set to take place today (Wednesday).

“There is a problem down here, there’s no doubt about that, and the council is aware,” said Cllr Mathews.

“I have spoken to head of service Ricky McCormack and Rodney Cann and we are going to come up with something constructive.

“We are looking at yellow lines on the corners of Gloster and Broadfield roads and will also try and get a site meeting down here.”

Mr Mathews said he would put forward the residents’ suggestion of establishing a collection point at the end of the road.

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