UPDATE 9.45am – Larch Drive on Hollymoor and Broadfield Road on Egghill still not cleared. Cllr Ian Cruise and MP Richard Burden are aware and dealing with.
Some residents of Longbridge ward had been stunned on Sunday that they had not had their black bags collected still, despite Friday’s council statement assuring that all would be by the end of the weekend.
Parts of the Hollymoor Estate had not had a black bag collection since 11th January, despite other areas of the same small estate having had one, or in some cases two, collections since the snow. Streets affected include Sedgbourne Way, Elm Drive, Ash Drive & Larch Drive. Hundreds of bags of refuse lined the streets.
Some Frankley residents were also affected.
As bags were cleared this morning, a Birmingham City Council spokesman issued an apology: “A support crew dealing with the backlog of uncollected refuse was sent out to this area on Saturday, but unfortunately the team was not familiar with the collection round so the streets were missed out. They are being visited for a collection this morning and we apologise for the inconvenience caused.”
Recycling collections are still being caught up with, as priority has been given to bag collection. Advice is to leave at the edge of your property so it is visible but not obstructive. It should all be cleared by your next collection day.
The council’s Environmental Health department tweeted an offer of their help this morning: “@GRCarruthers and neighbours book a free rat treatment here http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/pestcontrol”
If your black bags are still not collected today let us know.