13/01/2010

Refuse collections resume in Aberystwyth...and Wednesday night gritting report

Domestic refuse collection for Aberystwyth Town, Penparcau and Llanbadarn Fawr areas will resume tomorrow (Thursday 14th). Decisions on resuming the service in the rest of the county will be taken tomorrow. This will depend on an improving weather situation.

Ceredigion Council's Highways department reports,
"The Department is receiving many complaints about refuse not being collected. Radio Ceredigion were asked to issue bulletins but in this instance it seems to have had limited success in getting the message over to residents."

The rest of tonight's report on the weather situation runs as follows:

"Salt Stocks – 475 tonnes
Salt received today 145 tonnes. Further supplies expected during next two days.
Salt and grit spread within the last 24 hours – minimal usage to weather conditions, where it has been snow ploughs and blowers.

"Primary routes – All plant engaged in ploughing and four snow blowers have been fully deployed plus using JCBs to clear drifting and laying snow.

"Secondary routes – Minimal work carried out on secondary routes due the work required in keeping the primary routes open

"Road closures – Many roads were closed during the day and some were reopened. Roads still closed late afternoon were:

"A486 between Synod Inn and Ffostrasol
B4571 at Penrhiwpal
A4120 Pisgah – Trisant Junction
A4120 Ponterwyd – Devils Bridge
B4343 Pontrhydfendigiad – Ffairhos
B4343 Devils Bridge – Pontrhydygroes

"Bus Services – Many commercial bus services were suspended during the day and a number of schools buses from the following areas could not run into Penglais and Penweddig – Devils Bridge , Pontrhydygroes, Llanafa, Llangwyryfon, Cwmsymlog.

"Manpower deployed 170 using 53 vehicles.

"The Department continues to work extremely hard with the ongoing operational situation, including the Glanyrafon support workers who ensure the equipment is maintained plus the other support services which all add to a successful team ethos."

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for letting us know about resumption of refuse collection in Aberystwyth today [ 14th ]. The Council website this morning at 8.30 still says the service is suspended.

    David Kirby

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  2. 4.30pm: Unfortunately they've been unable to get round the whole town area today due to the backlog. Some areas due today will now be done tomorrow instead.

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