Bin collection time may be changed in Whittlesey to ease traffic jams

Whittlesey bin collection may be changed to prevent traffic jams on Monday mornings

Whittlesey bin collection may be changed to prevent traffic jams on Monday mornings - Credit: Archant

A bin collection may be changed to a different time to ease congestion on a busy road into Whittlesey.

Residents living along the A605 currently have their bins collected on a Monday morning at 9am, yet this often causes congestion as commuters have to wait to pass the refuse lorry causing backlogs.

Mayor councillor Alex Miscandlon and NE Cambs MP Steve Barclay have now joined forces in a bid to find a different time to ease the traffic jams.

Mr Barclay said: “Alongside the inconvenience, there is also a safety risk as motorists who get impatient at the delay often attempt to overtake the refuse lorry when it is not always safe to do so.

“It seems surprising that we need to collect bins on a busy commuter route on a Monday morning, when traffic is high.

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“It makes more sense to move this to a quieter time in the week.

“Cllr Miscandlon and myself discussed this with Whittlesey residents recently, and together we are requesting the council to change the collection time along the A605 to ease pressure on traffic on Monday mornings.”

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If you have been affected Mr Barclay would like to know.

“Hopefully we can avoid future backlogs of traffic so people do not get delayed on this busy route,” he said.

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