Preston council strike: Bin collections likely to be affected by walkout

Posted on - 9th October, 2014 - 2:55pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston Council, Preston News

The Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday

Updated: This strike action has been called off as pay negotiations continue


Council workers in Preston are to strike as part of a national walk out by public sector workers.

Preston City Council has announced the closure of council offices and bin collections are likely to be affected by a lack of staff during Tuesday 14 October.

The advice from a council spokeswoman is to put your bins out as normal on Tuesday if it is your usual collection day.

They say: “The council will try to collect all waste and recycling as normal.

“However, priority will be given to collecting grey, rubbish bins.

“Should the council be unable to collect your grey, rubbish bin on 14 October, then please leave it out as we will attempt to collect it during the next few days, up to and including Saturday 18 October.”

Any missed collections of recycling bins, garden waste bins or food waste bins will not be picked up later in the week – they will be collected during the next round of collections.

Lorraine Norris, chief executive of the city council, said: “This is the second day of national strike action planned by the Unions and there will be disruption to the local services that the council provides.”

The Town Hall is closed to the public during the Tuesday, and residents are advised to use the council website to access services.

Calls will be answered during the day, but are likely to take longer to be answered.

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery is to be shut all day.

Funerals and cremations can’t be booked on the Tuesday due to the strike action.

Fulwood and West View Leisure Centres are to remain open, but some activities may be disrupted due to staff shortages.

Do you work at the council? Will you be striking? Or will this affect you? Let us know in the comments below

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