Day: 11 April 2020

Covid Watch 30: Waste and recycling collections one day later next week – please thank our waste operatives

All public services are becoming stretched as we approach peak Covid-19. The need for self-isolation and the need to look after members of our families means that staffing levels are reducing. Waste and recycling collections are challenging. Operatives are key workers. They are exempt from social distancing rules. But it is disconcerting to see three or even four operatives in a cab before they pile out to load bins into the back of a refuse or recycling truck. Many residents have taken to leaving “thank you” cards on their bins to support staff doing an essential job in difficult times. It’s a great idea. In Ludlow, black bin and recycling collections are normally due Monday and Tuesday. Because of the bank holiday, the collection days next week are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Flooded out Temeside Vets applies to move into spare office space in Marston’s Mill – it’s a great plan

In February, the Temeside Vets surgery at the Casemill flooded yet again. The disruption to business and service by flooding was becoming unacceptable and the practice has been looking around for alternative premises for years. Fortunately, with the completion of the Grain Loft we have spare space in Ludlow at Marston’s Mill, where the Foyer is based. The surgery has applied for a change of use of the first, second and third floor offices and part ground floor foyer to form a veterinary centre. Any work required will be internal, with no changes to the external appearance. It’s a good application which I support. The town council has however objected.

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