October 27th 2018
The City Council, in their debatable wisdom, have closed the skip that was open on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The residents and others have found this amenity invaluable over the years and closing it down will no doubt have repercussions by the increased amount of fly tipping that will inevitably add to the already growing problem throughout Worcestershire.
The City Council have once before tried to close the skip, but pressure from residents and Cllr. Lynn Denham with other protesters, made them back down. Unfortunately the eye was taken off the ball when the Friends of Diglis Fields assumed the role of guardians for the fields including the skip area allowing the City Council to finally close it down.
There were promises that the skip area would be a small overflow car park for the Diglis fields but that the third Saturday in the month skip would continue. This promise seems to have been broken leaving the Diglis residents with nowhere to get rid of rubbish that cannot be taken by the usual refuse collectors.
It now seems that there is a review in progress following concerns about health and safety! Click here for the official version.