Suspension of Car Parking Charges to end – 25th May

Message from East Suffolk Council:

Having taken advice from the British Parking Association about measures to support social distancing, we are bringing our suspension of car park charging to an end from Monday 25th May.

Prolonged ‘free’ parking can create additional traffic in popular, tourism areas which can impact on social distancing. Signs will also be installed to remind people of their health and safety responsibilities when they are using our facilities.

https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/news/suspension-of-car-park-charging-to-end/

Easter Bin Collections

General household waste and recycling bin collections will continue as scheduled over the Easter Bank Holidays – please continue to put your bin out for collection as normal.

Remember to make sure your bin is out by 6am on collection day!

Our green bin (garden/food waste) collections remain suspended at this time: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/news/garden-waste-collections-suspended/ Please do not put your food waste in the green bin during this suspension.

You can check your collection day, and what colour bin is being collected, at: apps.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/pages/bins/collectiondays.aspx

Garden Waste Collection temporarily suspended

Message from East Suffolk Council

In the interests of crew safety and to ensure that household waste and recycling collections are prioritised, East Suffolk Council and East Suffolk Norse have taken the decision to temporarily suspend the collection of garden waste.

The final round of garden waste collections will take place on Friday 27 March.

These changes will ensure that all vehicles and crews are being used to collect household waste and recycling during the current restrictions and they will continue to be emptied on established collection days.

When garden waste collections recommence, subscriptions will be ‘rolled forward’, which means that a new annual payment will only be required once each subscriber has received their full quota of 12 monthly collections.

Cllr James Mallinder Cabinet Member for the Environment said: “In these unprecedented times we must get the balance right between delivering essential services and safeguarding the health of our staff and communities. Fewer collections ensure that our crews will spend less time in close proximity to each other, which then reduces the risk of spreading the virus and creating further disruption to our teams.

“We appreciate that stopping this service will cause some inconvenience but we sincerely hope that everyone will understand that this is being done to safeguard wider public health.”

Cllr Mallinder also confirmed that there are no current plans to stop the collection of recyclables – however the Council will continue to monitor the situation. Additionally, he hopes that people will give some thought to what they purchase and the build-up of household waste.

He said: “It is important that people are only purchasing the food items they need to ensure that shops are able to replenish their stocks in good time. However, this is also important to help minimise waste and the build-up of rubbish, should there be further impacts on our collection service. Garden and food waste should also be composted wherever possible.”