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Refuse collection: Message for Rose Place residents

Collecting refuse from customers in Rose Place, Boston, continues to be a problem for Boston Borough Council.

Restricted access means the drivers of the council's large refuse vehicles have to be especially cautious when negotiating the narrow roadway.

Cars left parked thoughtlessly or carelessly mean that the lorries cannot get through and the wheelie bins cannot be emptied, causing inconvenience for Rose Place residents and the borough council's binmen.

Today (Tuesday, June 9) the way was blocked by a Vauxhall Frontera, registration T41 OLL, the same vehicle causing access difficulties for the past three weeks.

Collection was eventually made on a revisit, but it was disruptive, expensive and inconvenient to do.

Revisits have a knock-on effect on collection timings in other areas of the round. Wheeling the bins to the lorry is not an option as this would cause such delays that some other customers would not then get their bins emptied on their usual day.

Cllr Michael Brookes, the council's portfolio holder for waste services, said: "This is an ongoing problem and proving a tough nut to crack. The vehicles blocking the way are not parked illegally, so we have no recourse to law to find a solution. We have leafleted all properties in Rose Place reminding residents when their bins are emptied and asking them to be considerate about parking on this day. One inconsiderate or careless driver causes disruption for all.

"I am again appealing for residents to accommodate the refuse lorry on their bin days, and to be sure any visiting relatives or friends are asked to park with consideration."