‘THINK twice before joining queues at Solihull’s recycling centre, is the message from the council’s leader.
Councillor Ian Courts has also offered advice regarding cemeteries and playgrounds.
He said in a newsletter: “”Now our Household Waste Recycling Centre is open, I still need you to think – “Is this trip really essential”?
“As from Monday I June, our Permit users will be allowed to bring their waste. This will inevitably make the queues EVEN LONGER. Currently people are regularly queueing for up to three hours, so my advice is to use the regular collections and consider a bulky waste collection for anything else.
”Widney Manor Cemetery is now open during the week, 4 – 6pm, with effect from Monday 1 June. This decision is in line with government guidance and we will continue to monitor the situation. We’ve been able to relax the rules for Widney Manor, as unlike Robin Hood and Woodlands, it does not have a crematorium. We do hope to allow more visitors to these sites in the near future though.
”Playgrounds and parks: it is great that most people have observed social distancing, respecting the signs advising that the playgrounds are out of use, taking their litter home with them.
”However, some people have not: last weekend staff were left to clear up after everyone. We have increased the number of times we empty bins, but please, when they are full, do your bit for the environment and take your litter home with you.
”Take advantage of the fine weather and what’s left of the half term; enjoy the parks and open spaces, but observe the social distancing.”