Bid to solve bin day problems in Cleethorpes street

Bid to solve bin day problems in Cleethorpes street

Bid to solve bin day problems in Cleethorpes street

A trial to introduce parking restrictions on two Cleethorpes streets where bin lorries have been blocked by cars has been given the go-ahead.

North East Lincolnshire Council is set to impose no waiting or loading rules on collection days after some angry residents of Edward Street threatened to withhold their council tax because their rubbish was not being collected.

The council said it could not drive waste collection vehicles down the narrow street if parked cars were blocking the way.

If successful, the trial could be rolled out in other waste collection ‘hotspots’ in the area.

An Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) will be introduced in the coming weeks on and opposite the junction of Edward Street and William Street, to prevent people parking between the hours of 7am and 2.30pm on any collection days.

A single yellow line will be marked on the carriageway and signs installed clearly displaying the restricted times.

“The introduction of the ETRO is in response to waste service issues with collecting household waste, recycling and garden waste on Edward Street,” said a spokesperson for the council.

“Bin lorries have been unable to access the street on scheduled collection days due to vehicles parking on and opposite the junction with William Street, which has resulted in missed collections.”

Following his approval of the ETRO at a meeting last night (Monday, August 3) Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “We appreciate the frustration of residents when our waste teams are unable to collect their waste, and we’re aware this issue on Edward Street has become more frequent in recent months for residents.

“This is the first time we’ve carried out a trial like this and officers will be closely monitoring the effectiveness.

“Dependent on the results, we may look to make this trial permanent and consider introducing the measures in other waste collection hotspots the service identifies.”

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