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  • #1131 Reply

    Cllr Lynn Denham

    Following the suspension of the Saturday skip notice, City Council Officers have been undertaking a review of all sites across the City. Officers had serious concerns about some of the health and safety issues for staff and the public as rubbish is piled up inside walk-in skips.
    The review to date was presented to the Environment Committee on 23rd October 2018. A safe solution has not yet been identified but rest assured that Councillors are keen for Saturday skips to be restored as soon as possible. The report is available via this link (hopefully!)
    http://committee.cityofworcester.gov.uk/documents/s43047/2018-10-23%20Recycling%20Task%20Finish%20Action%20Plan%20Final.pdf
    It is interesting that in the report, nearly all users of Waverley Street site are pedestrians. This is not true for all Saturday skip sites. By the way, the Waverley skip site is just over the boundary so it is in Battenhall Ward, rather than Cathedral Ward.

    #1134 Reply

    jerry

    I have only had a quick glance at your reply Cllr. Denham but it seems to me that you are saying that we should be addressing our concerns to Councillor Louis Stephen/Councillor Louise Griffiths. Am I correct in this assumption?
    I am impressed with the speed of your reply though.

    #1137 Reply

    louisstephen
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    Hi,

    My name is Louis Stephen and I am one of the two councillors representing Battenhall ward where the Saturday morning skip is located. I too am keen to see the service returned. I contacted the MD of the council this morning and he is chasing this up for us. If we don’t get this sorted I fear we may see a lot more fly tipping. Lynn is right the service has been suspended for H&S reasons. One thing that must be said is that nearly all the material that goes into these skips goes to landfill without recycling so if at all possible if local residents have access to a car it is best to take items to the recycling centre on Bilford Road but accept that is a bit of pain to get to!
    All the best
    Louis

    #1166 Reply

    Cllr Lynn Denham

    I am happy to speak up for Cathedral residents, who I know use the skip in Waverley Street. A number of Councillors are concerned about the suspension of the service. Council officers need to find a way to provide a safe sustainable service.

    #1195 Reply

    JB

    Let’s hope the lack of the monthly Saturday skip problem can be resolved as soon as possible.There are so many people in the Diglis area who are unable to get to the larger tips.
    It might be interesting to see just how many folk use the Diglis site,by asking them to turn up with a wheelbarrow(empty of course)on the next due Saturday!!!!!!Just a thought……

    #1519 Reply

    kenA

    One only had to observe the activities on every third sat of the month to realize what a valuable service to the community has been lost. Many who used this service were OAP’s or had no transport to carry bulky waste to other skip facilities.Typical action by overpaid bean counters to penalize the general community in order to save a comparatively small sum. I am sure this will lead to yet more random fly-tipping which would have to be removed by the council in any case. Furthermore just what will be the fate of the site once cleared? Travelers immediately springs to mind and I am sure that the feeble gates will prove to be no obstacle to them. Remember the apprehension felt locally when they last camped there or the fear felt by the owner of the now defunct corner shop when they crowded his shop. Remember the mess left behind.

    #1522 Reply

    susan

    I take the point about recycling but the Diglis skip area would be far too small to turn into a recycling point.
    I would suggest that all rubbish that is allowed to be put into the skip would then be taken to the recycling point for Worcester and recycled there.

    #1523 Reply

    Jaybee

    Some good points being made here.
    Be good if more people posted. This site was visited 99 times yesterday.Please post, as all your comments are read by Councillors who are keen to hear from you.
    This is a new format for diglis.com .

    We’re on a steep learning curve.

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