Refuse and recycling collections in Exeter were cancelled today (Monday, December 20) due to heavy snow making many roads hazardous.
Residents affected by the cancellation are advised to take in their bins or bags and wait for their next scheduled collection. Unfortunately, the council will not be able to return to collect bins in between these times.
Staff at the Corn Exchange have been forced to cancel tonight’s performance of Snow White due to concerns about the audience getting to and from the city council-run venue. Customers are being contacted and offered tickets to alternative performances.
Today’s livestock market was also cancelled, along with the Gift Market in Castle Street.
However, staff running the city council’s car parks have been making a big effort to clear snow and keep them open. On Sunday, 80 per cent of the city’s car parks were open to business and at the Guildhall Car Park today (Monday) staff were clearing snow from 5.30am, ensuring the facility was open to the public from 10am. Drivers are advised that during poor weather the city centre multi-storey car park most likely to be unaffected is Mary Arches Street.
Unfortunately, wardens at the council’s sheltered housing have been unable to get into work but all residents have access to the Council’s emergency call answering system.
Many staff at the civic centre and other council buildings have managed to get in for work, although some have not been able to make it in from more remote areas that have been badly affected by the weather.
(from a press release)
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