district news - winter 2011

district news YOUR LOOK AT LEWES DISTRICT COUNCIL SERVICES WINTER EDITION 2011 in this issue: IN the BAG Cardboard collections 3 MAKE your POINT More time to speak 7 plus REGENERATION Coast to Capital 6 NEW year RESOLUTIONS From our partners 8 I wish for basketball to grow in popularity and get more people playing...

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in this issue:IN the BAGCardboard collections 3

MAKE your POINTMore time to speak 7

plusREGENERATIONCoast to Capital 6

NEW yearRESOLUTIONSFrom our partners 8

I wish for basketball to grow inpopularity and get more peopleplaying...“

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FOR the RECORD:new electrical recycling service

Welcome to the winter edition of “District News”. We hope

you like the new size, name and layout. We are able to offer

advertising at discounted rates to local businesses and

organisations. Please contact the editor if you would like to

receive further information or email [email protected] information on collections is included in this edition on

pages 15 and 16, so please keep and refer to during the

Christmas and New Year holiday.

We have a new recycling service to offer you. Small

electrical items including broken hair dryers, irons, kettles

and toasters can now be recycled. The recycling banks are

intended for items that measure up to 30cm wide and

25cm high. The newly installed recycling sites can be

found at:

• Lambs Bridge, Claremont Rd, Seaford BN25 2BB

• The Phoenix Mini Centre, off Malling Street, Lewes BN7 2RH

• Lower Place Mini Centre, Newhaven BN9 9BH

• Piddinghoe Car Park, South Coast Rd, Peacehaven BN10 8RJ

• Anchor Field, Ringmer BN8 5QN

EDITOR Liz LaconTELEPHONE 01273 484141EMAIL [email protected] Lewes District Council

District News is distributed

quarterly to 42,000

properties throughout the

Lewes District Council

area. It is available in large

print, audio tape, disk or in

another language upon

request. Please contact the

communications team on

01273 484141 or email

[email protected]



FEATURES:kerbside collections 3food hygiene 4metal check 4pubwatch 5welcome the torch 5regeneration news 6enjoy sussex 6more time to speak 7new year resolutions 8free parking 11solar saving 11

REGULARS:council meetings 7housing advice 7wave leisure 12

DIARY DATES:what’s on 10collection dates 15-16

Cllr Sheppard and JuliaBlack, recycling officer usingthe new recycling bank atRingmer


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cardboard collectionskerbside

Following the trials of cardboard recycling

earlier this year when 93% of residents

involved found the system easy to use, we are

pleased to be able to extend the service across

the district during the coming months.

HAPPY to flat PACKResidents told us they are happy to flat pack

cardboard into the bag provided and leave out

with the rest of their normal recycling for the

next scheduled collection.

The following items can

be placed in the bag for


• All cardboard food

packaging – cereal packets,

pizza boxes, egg boxes, etc.

• Brown cardboard boxes (flat packed and

torn up to fit within the bag)

• Card from other packaging such as toys

and electrical goods

• Leaflets or junk mail made from thin card

Look out for the leaflet Cardboard Recycling

during the coming months as we will be

rolling out the new kerbside cardboard

collection service across the district in a

planned way.

Kerbside recycling teamT


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With Christmas fast approaching, if

you’re organising a gathering with

family, friends or work colleagues at a local

restaurant, pub or hotel, don’t just check out

the menu, check out the food hygiene rating

as well.

It’s easy to check out the ratings by looking

them up online: www.lewes.gov.uk/foodratings

You can also look out for the distinctive

green and black stickers that businesses are

encouraged to display at their outlets to tell

their customers the rating they were given.

The rating from 0-5 is based on their hygiene

standards when a food hygiene inspection is

carried out by our Environmental Health

Officers. You can search on the type of

business (e.g. cafe, indian take away) as

well as by area.

food hygienerating scheme comes to www.lewes/gov.uk

As a result of intelligence gained and a

multi agency approach that involved

Lewes District Council, Lewes District

Neighbourhood Policing Team, VOSA,

Trading Standards and the Environment

Agency, checks on 45 vehicles were made to

make sure any metals they were carrying

were legally acquired. We also took the

opportunity to check for waste crime and

vehicle construction.

Thefts of metal are estimated to the British

economy at £770 million every year and we

know that this crime is on the increase

across the UK with Lewes district following

the trend. Copper wire/piping is currently

worth £4,000 a tonne and scrap lead is worth

about £1,000 a tonne.

We will continue static road checks with our

partners in the future.

no hiding place for metal thieves


health officers at workW

Food safety in cateringThursday 23 February 2012

Food hygiene (level 2). All day course.

For further information or booking

form(s) contact us on 01273 484362

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Pubwatch schemes in Newhaven, Peacehaven, Seaford

and Lewes are now online. Pubwatch “online” provides

licensees faster and easier access to up-to-date information

that helps ensure safe and well run venues for all to enjoy;

for example information on excluded people.

The move to an online system allows us to continue to

provide support, but to deliver it in a far more streamlined

and cost effective way. Online schemes enhance information

sharing amongst licensees and in turn ensure well run

premises for the local community to enjoy.

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOURThe regular Pubwatch schemes work in partnership with

Neighbourhood policing teams and Lewes District Council to

tackle anti-social behaviour. All the schemes across the

district are set to be linked to further enhance information

sharing among all licensees. PC Wilkes told us: “Lewes town

has a large number of licensees within a concentrated and

vibrant area. Working together they are all committed to

ensure well run venues for everyone to enjoy, free from crime

and disorder.”

pubwatch goes online

Cllrs Sharon Davy

and Tony NicholsonW

PC Darren Goudie, PC Richard Wilkes, Garry Clark licensing officer, Hew Jones landlord and Pubwatch co-ordinatorR

Olympic excitement is

heading to Lewes after

it was announced that

Lewes is one of eight towns

and villages in the county of

East Sussex that will host

the Olympic Flame on 17

July ahead of the London

2012 Olympics.

We are working closely with

local residents, businesses

and community groups to

celebrate not only the

Olympic experience but also

the Queen’s diamond

jubilee. Please visit

www.lewes.gov.uk for more

information about events

that are planned.

torch route

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We are confident our plans to bring

more regeneration into the district

have been greatly improved by confirmation

of its inclusion in the Coast to Capital Local

Economic Partnership.

This means the council’s regeneration plans

and work will be enhanced by already being

a partner in the South East Local Enterprise

Partnership, which became fully operational

in April 2011 and encompasses East Sussex,

Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

STRENGTHEN your BUSINESSInclusion of Lewes district in the Coast to

Capital LEP will strengthen business

relationships and enhance opportunities for

delivery on enterprise and international

trade. Inclusion will also provide a skilled

workforce, land and space for businesses to

grow, and complementary facilities at

Newhaven Port to the existing hubs at

Gatwick Airport and Shoreham.

There is already a strong history of partnership

working, especially on rural development, and

this has been evident across Sussex (East and

West) for a long time. The relationship has

been strengthened by the designation of the

South Downs National Park.

www.enjoysussex.info has been improved toattract more domestic and internationalvisitors into the district. This destinationwebsite offers visitors from around theworld a wealth of essential information onwhere to stay and what to see and do in thisbeautiful part of rural Sussex.Designed to complement theannual Enjoy Sussex Visitor andAccommodation Guide thewebsite establishes the region asthe perfect destination for a dayvisit, relaxing short break or alonger holiday.

Visitors to the website can browse and book

online from an extensive range of quality

assessed accommodation and plan the very

best days out. There is also information on

travel and transport information to promote

Sussex as an ideal base for visitors to

London and Olympic park during 2012.

The Enjoy Sussex printed visitor guide is

available from January 2012 from Lewes

and Seaford Tourist Information

Centres. You can also download and

copies can be ordered from


doubling our chancesof regeneration success

visitor guide & destination website

Cllr Nicholson (left) and John Peel the

Chairman of the Coast to Capital Board.R

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7more time to speak atplanning meetingsWe now have a new planning protocol that will give

people more opportunity to have their voice heard on

planning matters, as well as improving and helping town

and parish councils to find out more about the planning

process as they look to prepare their neighbourhood plans.

A representative of a Town and Parish Council can speak for

five minutes, and members of the public now have three

minutes. The protocol can be found at:


If you are having difficulties

paying your rent/mortgage,

need advice on your rights as

a tenant or owner, need to find

somewhere to live, or are

having problems maintaining

your home then come and see

us. We are running “Housing

Advice” drop in surgeries:

Peacehaven Community House,

Meridian Centre, Meridian Way

Monday 9am-12.30pm

Lewes Council Offices,

4 Fisher Street

Tuesday 9am-12.30pm

Newhaven Council Offices,

20 Fort Road

Wednesday 9am-12.30pm

Seaford 37 Church St

Thursday 9.15am-12.30pm

In the afternoons Monday,

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

2.30-4.30pm, Friday 2.30-4.00pm

there is a telephone advice line

01273 484001.

For people living in villages

with no means of transport, or

people with disabilities our

advice officers

would be happy

to arrange a

home visit.

These scheduled Lewes District Council meetings for

2011/2012 are open to the public:

Housing Working Party1 19 December 2011 2:00pm

Planning Applications Committee2 4 January 2012 5:00pm

Cabinet1 5 January 2012 2:30pm

Employment Committee1 16 January 2012 10:00am

Scrutiny Committee1 19 January 2012 10:00am

Audit Committee1 23 January 2012 3:30pm

Planning Applications Committee2 25 January 2012 5:00pm

Cabinet1 8 February 2012 2:30pm

Planning Applications Committee2 15 February 2012 5:00pm

Council3 20 February 2012 2:30pm

Scrutiny Committee1 1 March 2012 10:00am

Planning Applications Committee2 7 March 2012 5:00pm

Cabinet1 14 March 2012 2:30pm

Audit Committee1 19 March 2012 3:30pm

Venues: 1 Warren Room, Lewes House, 32 High Street, Lewes

2 Council Chamber, County Hall, St Annes Crescent, Lewes

3 The Chamber, Pelham House, St Andrews Lane, Lewes

For further information and to confirm meeting times, dates and locations, please

contact the Committee Section at [email protected] or call 01273

484201. Information is correct at time of going to press.

The new Protocol is a step in the

right direction and shows how much

importance we place on engaging

with the public on planning matters.“ ”

housing advicesurgeries

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CLAIRE DUC, ManagerNewhaven Enterprise CentreThe Enterprise Centre continues to go

from strength to strength in its support

of start up businesses in Newhaven. It

provides small furnished incubator units for

start-ups, workshops, and larger units aimed

at businesses who employ up to ten people.

MODERN, eco FRIENDLYClaire Duc manages the Denton Island

Enterprise Centre and spoke to us about the

regular working relationship she has with

officers from the District Council with whom

they have a management agreement. “We are

able to maintain full occupancy because the

facilities are modern, eco friendly, with good

parking arrangements and the building is

just four years old. The terms negotiated

with local businesses are flexible allowing

them to plan ahead, which is particularly

important during times of recession. We

also work closely with Lewes Business

Development Action Group that offers

further support to local businesses.”

If she had a wish for 2012 it would be:

new year resolutions!

BARONESSANDREWS OBEChair, English Heritage

Lewes is a very special place in

terms of our local (and national)

history and heritage. English Heritage is the

guardian of the places which tell the story of

England, and Lewes is one of the places

which changed that story. The more people

who know about what makes Lewes such a

significant place and about the unique

streetscapes, buildings and landscapes we are

so proud of, the more we will be able to make

sure the next generation will maintain and

enjoy that inheritance.

Please can we have more

units and facilities for the

local businesses and to cope with

demand so that I wouldn’t

have a waiting list!“ ”For more information please contact Claire,

Kathryn or Charlotte on 01273 615250R

My New Year resolution for2012 is to ensure Lewes

District Council can count on mysupport, both as a local resident andChair of English Heritage, to protect,enhance and enjoy to the full all thehistoric assets that surround useveryday in Lewes district.


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9LUKE BLADON, Student and keen basketball playerLuke first made contact with Lewes District

Council on behalf of a few basketball players

wanting improved facilities at Piddinghoe

Park for basketball. We suggested he get in

touch with our “Big Parks” project.

MORE people INVOLVEDThe pursuit of new basketball facilities is

going very well. The time from my email and

being at the presentation has been very

quick. I have been able to get a lot more

people involved. Thanks to Matthew Frogley

and Lee Arnold who have helped out towards

this campaign.

If I had a wish for 2012 well thecourt would be my first choice.However, I wish for basketball

to grow in popularity and get morepeople playing. I'm hoping with theOlympics coming it will encouragemore people to play the amazing game that is basketball.

INSPECTORKATYWOOLFORD,Sussex Police Katy works with local

partners, including Lewes District Council

to reduce anti social behaviour within the

district for the benefit of victims and the

wider community. She is a neighbourhood

policing Inspector and is involved in many

weekly operations every Friday and

Saturday evenings to target anti social

behaviour especially alcohol abuse, working

with young people and the youth team. She

is passionate about community safety and

making the area safer. She told us:

My wish for 2012 is to continue the close

working relationship between the partners

Luke Bladon takingpart in “Big Parks”T


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what’s on?18 DECEMBER Soles & Souls walks for well-being

Tea with the Dean A 4 mile hilly walk from

Alfriston ending with tea and

mince pies at the Dean’s Place.

Meet: Dean’s Place Hotel

Time: 1.30pm Cost: £5

Contact: 01273 813 722

To book: [email protected]

25 DECEMBER Wivelsfield Village Hall

Free Christmas Lunch Aimed for those who might

otherwise spend Christmas

alone; followed by entertainment.

Time: 1.00pm

Contact: Sheila Blair 01444 233

937 or Carola Godman Law

01444 232 179

8 JANUARY Soles & Souls walks for well-being

Beacon for the Year Start your year on a high – the

217m high Firle Beacon for a

walk that gets 2012 off on a

healthy foot!

Meet: Firle village car park

Time: 11.00am Cost: £5

Contact: 01273 813 722

To book: [email protected]

18 JANUARY Sussex Military History Society

A Soldier’s Story II A talk by author Penny Kocher.

Royal Oak, Station St, Lewes

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Members £2

Non-Members £3

web: www.sussexmilitary.org.uk

19 JANUARY Wivelsfield Historical Society

Ministry of InformationFilms 1939-45A collection of short films

covering many aspects of

wartime life. Shown by Len

Skipper. Venue: Wivelsfield

Village Hall. Time: 8.00pm

Tickets: Members £1

Non-Members £2.50

Contact: Paula 01444 472242

TUESDAYS 10 JANUARY TO THE END OF MARCHSeaford Lecture & Literary Club

Various Illustrated Talks St Leonard’s Church Hall,

Church Lane, Seaford

Time: 7.30pm

Cost: Non members £2

Contact: 01323 893270

or 01323 899932

14-18 FEBRUARY The Synergy Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

The Main Hall, Priory School,

Mountfield Road, Lewes

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £10/£8

Contact: 01273 301444

web: www.thesynergytheatre.co.uk

3 MARCH Plumpton College

Information morningMeet the staff, discuss course

options and careers in the land

based industries. Facilities tours.

Time: 9am-12.30pm. No booking

required. Contact: 01273 890454

email: [email protected]

web: www.plumpton.ac.uk

21 MARCH Sussex Military History Society

The intrigues of Cuckmere RiverA talk by local historian

Kevin Gordon.

Royal Oak, Station St, Lewes

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Members £2

Non-Members £3

web: www.sussexmilitary.org.uk

25 MARCH Seaford Cemetery

Historic Guided TourMeet at the Cemetery gates.

Time: 2pm. Cost: £5

Contact: Seaford Tourist

Information Centre

01323 897426


Competition Railway Land Wildlife Trust

Linklater Pavilion,

Railway Lane, Lewes BN7 2FG

Telephone: 01273 487798

Closing date 16 January.

Entry forms can be

downloaded from


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Southover House, one of the offices that

staff from the District Council work from,

is now solar powered.

INCOME and SAVINGSThe precise amount of electricity to be

generated will depend upon a number of

factors, including amongst

other things – the weather,

but it is estimated that the

installation should generate

approximately 26,000 Kw per

year, generating about £10,000

income and savings for the


Cllr Andy Smith, Lead

Councillor said: “The Council

is committed to encourage

renewable energy generation

both in our own buildings and

throughout the district. I am

very pleased to see the project

being completed, which will

be both cost effective and

environmentally friendly.”

Photovoltaic panels have now been installed

in other buildings included in our sheltered

housing schemes at Reed Court in Lewes and

St Davids Court, Peacehaven.

solar saving at southover

Adaily offer of two hours free parking per

customer from 1 December until

5 January 2012 at the multi storey in

Newhaven is now available.

Cllr James Page, Deputy Leader said "I want

to support Newhaven and encourage people

to use the shops in the town centre there. I

want our support of the different areas in the

district to be representative of the levels of

support people need."

The car park is pay on exit and customers

can select their own two hour

period. If you choose to stay

for more than two hours

you only pay for the

extra time. The

maintenance, repairs

and remediation works

that were being

undertaken are now

almost complete.

free parking at Newhaven multi storey11

Officers Matthew Bird and Adrian Woolridge with(centre) Cllr Smith on the roof at Southover HouseS

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VOLUNTEERSWave Leisure is currently hosting 40

volunteers in various roles within the

organisation. Our volunteers are

used to support functions of the

business that directly impact our

customers and our services.

Our volunteers have a range of

reasons for wanting to volunteer

including adding work experience

to a CV, updating and refreshing

work skills for a return to paid

employment, social and

friendship development as well as

wanting to give something back to the

community. Some of our volunteers

have progressed to paid employment

within Wave Leisure and others have

moved on to University or other jobs.

We are always looking for people to

support our work within the community.

If you are interested in volunteering please

contact Nicola Nicholas on 01323 493063.

wave 2012 events

WORK IT HARDERSunday 22nd April 2012Peacehaven Gymnastics CompetitionPeacehaven Leisure CentreTuesday 12th June 2012Kids of Steel TriathlonLewes Leisure CentreSunday 24th June 2012Seaford Change4Life DayDowns Leisure CentreSaturday 30th June – Sunday 1st July 2012 Seaford Football FestivalDowns Leisure CentreSaturday 14th July 2012Seahaven Swimming GalaSeahaven Swim & Fitness CentreSaturday 21st July 2012Ringmer Children’s TriathlonRingmer Swimming PoolSunday 22nd July 2012Seaford Family Fun DayDowns Leisure CentreSunday 19th August 2012Seahaven ParaGames (with Searchlight & Sainsbury’s)Downs Leisure Centre

plusLARGE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION EVENTSSunday 25th March 2012Sainsbury’s Sport Relief MileLewes Leisure CentreFriday 27th – Sunday 29th April 2012Swimathon (inc. the Big Splash Mile for Sport Relief)Lewes Leisure CentreRingmer Swimming PoolSeaford Head PoolSeahaven Swim & Fitness Centre

One amazing year of sport. Lots of great ways to take part. We are

delighted to be able to announce a series of events to celebrate 2012

across the district. More information on each of these events will be

available on the website early in 2012.

To enter the Sport ReliefMile please visit www.sportrelief.com, type in your postcode and select TheLewes Mile. Entry is half price until the15th December 2011.

To register your interest for Swimathonplease visit www.swimathon.org



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LewesLewes Leisure Centre, Mountfield Road, Lewes T: 01273 486000 NewhavenSeahaven Swim & Fitness Centre, Chapel Street, NewhavenT: 01273 512498Shakespeare Hall, Fort Road, NewhavenT: 01273 512498PeacehavenPeacehaven Leisure Centre,Greenwich Way, PeacehavenT: 01273 588858

RingmerRingmer Swimming Pool, Lewes Road, RingmerT: 01273 813533SeafordDowns Leisure Centre, Sutton Road, SeafordT: 01323 490011Seaford Head Pool, Sutton Avenue, SeafordT: 01323 897632Seaford Head Sports Facility,Steyne Road, Seaford T: 01323 490011


fb: www.fb.com/waveleisureweb: www.waveleisure.co.ukemail: [email protected]

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reat beers, finewines andsouvenir gifts...


• Firkins and polypins 48 hours notice• Up to two gallons on demand• Wines, spirits and ciders• Glass hire service available• Selection boxes of bottled beers

... from the Brewery Shop in Lewes

AWA R D W I N N I N G B E E R SE S T 1 7 9 0

Harvey & Son (Lewes) LtdThe Bridge Wharf Brewery • 6 Cliffe High StreetLewes • East Sussex BN7 2AH Tel: 01273 480217 www.harveys.org.uk

Direct from the brewery at brewery prices

Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm

christmas bank holiday collection days

Monday 26 December 2011 to Sunday 8 January 2012CLINICAL WASTE COLLECTIONSNormal Collection Altered Collection Booking Deadline

Tuesday 27 December 2011 Infectious Waste and Thursday 22 December 12.00pmSharps – to be collected on Wednesday 28 December

Wednesday 28 December 2011 Non-infectious Waste – to be Thursday 22 December 12.00pmcollected on Thursday 29 December

Thursday 29 December 2011 Non-infectious Waste Wednesday 28 December 12.00pm– normal collections

Tuesday 3 January 2012 Infectious Waste and Tuesday 3 January 12.00pmSharps – to be collected on Wednesday 4 January

Wednesday 4 January 2012 Non-infectious Waste – to be Wednesday 4 January 12.00pmcollected on Thursday 5 January

Thursday 5 January 2012 Non-infectious Waste – to be Thursday 5 January 12.00pmcollected on Friday 6 January

for clinical waste (see p16 for domestic rubbish and kerbside recycling)

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christmas bank holiday collection days

Please use theappropriate tables onthe left to see whenyour rubbish/ kerbsiderecycling will becollected during theXmas and New YearBank Holidays. If you have any concerns or queries,please call ourhelpdesk on 01273484999.We would appreciateyour understandingthat we may not run toour normal times overthe Xmas and NewYear Bank Holidays.




Monday 26 December 2011 to Sunday 8 January 2012DOMESTIC RUBBISH COLLECTIONSNormal Rubbish Collection Altered Rubbish Collection

Monday 26 December 2011 Both days to be collected on Tuesday 27 December 2011 Wednesday 28 December

Wednesday 28 December 2011 Normal collections both days. PleaseThursday 29 December 2011 leave rubbish out if not collected on the

day as it will be collected the next day.

Friday 30 December 2011 Normal collections

Saturday 31 December 2011 No collections

Sunday 1 January 2012 No collections

Monday 2 January 2012 To be collected on Tuesday 3 January

Tuesday 3 January 2012 To be collected on Wednesday 4 January

Wednesday 4 January 2012 To be collected on Thursday 5 January

Thursday 5 January 2012 To be collected on Friday 6 January

Friday 6 January 2012 To be collected on Saturday 7 January

Saturday 7 January 2012 For Friday 6 January collection only

Sunday 8 January 2012 No collections

KERBSIDE RECYCLING COLLECTIONSNormal Recycling Collection Altered Recycling Collection

Monday 26 December 2011 To be collected on Monday 9 January and fortnightly thereafter.

Tuesday 27 December 2011 To be collected on Tuesday 10 Januaryand fortnightly thereafter.

Wednesday 28 December 2011 Normal collections

Thursday 29 December 2011 Normal collections

Friday 30 December 2011 Normal collections

Saturday 31 December 2011 No collections

Sunday 1 January 2012 No collections

Monday 2 January 2012 To be collected on Monday 16 January and fortnightly thereafter.

Tuesday 3 January 2012 Normal collections

Wednesday 4 January 2012 Normal collections

Thursday 5 January 2012 Normal collections

Friday 6 January 2012 Normal collections

Saturday 7 January 2012 No collections

Sunday 8 January 2012 No collections

for domestic rubbish, kerbsiderecycling (see p15 for clinical waste)

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