December 21, 2010
closures and cancellations due to snow in Burnham-On-Sea
is affecting various services and events across the area.
regularly updated list shows which services and events are being
hit during the bad weather...
Refuse and recycling collections suspended
Significant disruption is expected today (21 December) to waste
and recycling services within the Burnham area. It is likely that
the majority of scheduled collections will not take place today
and any catch up collections from the disruption of Friday (17th)
and Monday (20th) will be restricted to where it is safe to do
Advice to customers who do not receive a scheduled collection
today is to place waste outside in readiness for collection. The
Somerset Waste Partnership will aim to return to collect fortnightly
collected materials within 5 working days and weekly collected
materials within 2 working days. They are using all available
resources this week to try and maintain collection services and
to catch up in any areas missed today. However, it is possible
that the scale of the disruption might mean they will be unable
to return to all properties within the periods prescribed in their
guidelines and those properties receiving fortnightly services
missed today will not be collected until their next scheduled
collection on Wednesday 5th January.
All Recycling Centres will also remain closed today, although
they will be staffed clearing snow in readiness for opening tomorrow
(if there is no further significant snowfall).
CAB centre closed
Burnham-On-Sea Citizens Advice Bureau at Manor Gardens, normally
open on Tuesday, is closed on December 21st.
Burnham and Highbridge libraries are open, but closing early
during bad weather. Mobile library services have been suspended.
Highbridge Youth Party
Highbridge Dreamscheme and Youth Club's Christmas Party on
Tuesday night (December 21st) is still going ahead at 6pm at Morland
Hall, however organisers have urged children attending to travel
to and from the event with care.
Carols In The Barn
This traditional annual event which was due to take place in
Rooksbridge on Tuesday night (December 21st) will not be going
ahead due to the bad weather. This was to have been the 13th annual
Swimming Club Classes
Burnham-On-Sea Swimming Club's classes will be held as usual
this week on Tuesday and Thursday.
Somerset Skills and Learning
Due to the adverse weather, all courses, including Adult Learning,
Work Based Learning, Family Learning and LEAP in Burnham and across
Somerset have been postponed until the New Year.
Learning Disability Day Services
All Learning Disability Services day services and work preparation
services are closed on Tuesday December 21st. Services are making
decisions about opening on a daily basis. If you need any further
information, please contact your local centre.
warm, keep well
The NHS has put together a guide to keeping you and your family
safe in extremely cold weather. It includes tips on how to keep
warm and healthy, looking out for others, and what to do if you
need to go out and about. Click here.
If you have to travel in severe weather, the Highways Agency has
guide to driving in severe weather with plenty of useful advice
- click here.
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