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Council services update

Snow, freezing temperatures and council services - update Thursday 7 January

West Oxfordshire District Council offices and Town Centres shops in Witney and Chipping Norton are all open. If you wish to contact us online, by phone, fax or visit our reception areas, all our details are on the Contact us webpage.

However, some of our services have been affected by the current adverse weather conditions, details are:

Waste and recycling collections
Waste and recycling collection services have been suspended until it is safe for heavy waste collection vehicles to travel on side roads.

If you are due a collection, please can you take your bins and boxes back in and put out again next week, as per the Christmas and New Year collection schedule.

Any excess recycling waste materials can be stored in open bags, such as carrier bags or black bags, and we will collect these with your boxes next week.

Green waste and trade waste collections will resume next week, weather permitting, and we will collect any excess waste.

We will review the situation on Friday morning (8 Jan) and will update this website with regard to Friday's waste and recycling collections.

Booked appointments/collections
We will be contacting customers to re-arrange any cancellations. This includes bulky waste collections and pest control appointments.

Leisure centres
Windrush (Witney), Carterton and Bartholomew (Eynsham) leisure centres are open as normal, but Chipping Norton leisure centre is closed today. Visit the Nexus website for information about our leisure centres.

Visitor Information Centres
Witney and Burford are open. Woodstock is closed this morning, but may open at lunchtime.

Gritting and salting pavements
We are assisting Oxfordshire County Council with clearing snow on pavements and main walkways in the town centres. However residents should note that at temperatures below -6, salt is ineffective, so care must be taken at all times. Our advice is to stay in, keep warm and only make essential journeys. More information about gritting and road clearance is on Oxfordshire County Council's website.

Posted : 07/01/2010 11:31:21

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