In Cleethorpes today (Tuesday, 30 July), a refuse lorry was stuck in a cul-de-sac for an hour and a half due to a motorist parking illegally.
The police were called around 9am to the junction of Edward Street and William Street in Cleethorpes by North East Lincolnshire Council to help with a car that was blocking the exit of the junction. A resident who lived opposite, and had parked legally, was finally found and moved his car to help out.
As a result of this morning’s delay, a number of properties in the resort are unlikely to have their domestic bins emptied today. The streets affected are all in Waltham, New Waltham and Humberston. They include Hawthorne Avenue, Louth Road (Waltham), Maple Avenue, Hawthorne Avenue, Louth Road, Simpsons Fold Court, Station Road and Deaton Lane, (New Waltham) and Tetney Road and Cottage Yard Lane in Humberston.
The Council has said that the collections crews have worked extremely hard to catch up and will continue to do so over the next few days. If you were due to have your domestic bin emptied today and it hasn’t been, please put your bin out again tomorrow.
Councillor Ray Oxby, portfolio holder for Environment and Housing, said, “Our refuse teams are out every day in the resort doing their jobs. As a result of one inconsiderate motorist, many people were unfortunately inconvenienced.”
The council’s residents’ parking policy clearly sets out how motorists can apply to start a new permit scheme when there is a genuine need in their area. At least 51 per cent of local residents must be in favour for any new schemes to go ahead. For more details visit the parking services pages of the council’s website, www.nelincs.gov.uk.