Weather Update from TDC 25/01/2013
Recycling and waste collections
We apologise, but recycling and waste collections are still delayed. Road and pavements conditions continue to be a problem in many parts of the district, especially on the steeper roads. Many of these have compacted ice, which is difficult for a 26 tonne vehicle to safely drive on. Each driver assesses conditions for each road and collections will take place where it is safe to do so. Icy pavement conditions and access to properties are also factors, particularly for the general waste (rubbish) collection which is a back door collection.
Today we are collecting from roads which usually have recycling or waste and food waste collections on Fridays. We are also collecting from other areas that have not had a collection this week.
Collections will continue on Saturday 26 January to try and clear the backlog.
We are sorry for the delays in collections and thank residents for their patience. Please leave your recycling and food waste caddies out for collection.
Garden waste collections are delayed by a day. Please leave your bins out.
Any updates will be posted on http://www.tandridge.gov.uk/RefuseandRecycling/serviceupdates.htm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Snow and ice information - roads, schools, contacts - more information and links available on http://www.tandridge.gov.uk/yourcouncil/news/snow.htm and advice on clearing snow http://www.tandridge.gov.uk/yourcouncil/news/clearingsnow.htm.
Roads and gritting
Surrey County Council is responsible for roads and pavements. Any enquiries about gritting and snow clearance visit http://www.surreycc.gov.uk, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 200 1003. Surrey is posting gritting information on Twitter too at https://twitter.com/surreytravel.
Volunteer teams from parish councils and businesses have been provided with salt spreaders, snow shovels and salt by Tandridge District Council and Surrey County Council to grit high streets.
Elderly and vulnerable neighbours
Please check on your elderly and vulnerable neighbours. If you are worried call 0300 200 1005, or for more information http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/emergency-planning-and-community-safety/preparing-for-winter/how-adult-services-are-preparing-for-winter/how-adult-social-care-can-help-in-severe-weather
All other areas are operating a normal service today.
How to keep up to date
Register for News Direct to get e-mail updates about services - http://www.tandridge.gov.uk/yourcouncil/news/newsdirect.htm. Please encourage your family, friends and neighbours to sign up for the updates.
You can also follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/TandridgeDC