Summer – free ideas for children and young families
Only walking distance or bus or tram rides away
Following a chat among neighbours at the end of last school summer holidays, we have put together these ideas for things people can do with children for no more than the cost of a bus or tram ride. All activities are free. Thanks to everyone who has contributed ideas.
Hopper Fares on buses and trams for adults using Oyster or contactless. You can use the same card as many times as you need in one hour and only be charged £1.50. Daily cap on all bus and tram fares is £4.50.
For lots of ideas, see our latest newsletter
Many thanks to everyone who came along to our Summer BBQ and helped create such an enjoyable afternoon. It was great to see so many people there. We hope to put up one or two photos once we have permission from everyone pictured.
New rubbish collection arrangements
From week beginning 3 September 2018, we will have a new rubbish collection system. The new bins have already been delivered to houses and maisonettes in our roads. Conversions will receive their bins mid August.
The new system will save the Council £5 million a year and is designed to increase recycling rates and reduce the amount of rubbish going to expensive (and polluting) landfill.
Here are some questions our residents have been asking. Thanks to Councillors Sean Fitzsimons and Jerry Fitzpatrick for putting these to Steve Iles, Director of Streets. You'can see the replies in our latest newsletter.
1. Do we have to have the bins?
2. What if I refuse to use them?
3. What about people who have no space in their front garden for all the wheelie bins?
4. What happens if people keep the new wheelie bins on the pavement because they are taking up too much space in front of the house?
5. How do we get rid of the blue and green bins if we don't have a car and therefore are not allowed to use recycling facilities eg at Factory Lane?
3 free large unwanted items collections a year
per household since April
See our newsletter for more info