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21st March 2019

Thursday: Snow latest


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Thurs 12 noon:
Ipswich Borough Council has suspended bin collections after a gruelling five hours out on the road.

All refuse crews left the depot early this morning and collected hundreds of bins but a spokesman for the Council said this lunchtime: “We’ve had to call the crews back in – it is too dangerous both for them and for the public to continue. We shall review the situation tomorrow but we will not be able to collect any more bins today. Some of the conditions in residential areas are treacherous.
“We have done our best and we ask residents to be patient as safety must come first. Please leave your bins, and any bagged up black bin waste, out and we will pick them up as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Parks and cemeteries are open and staff have gritted parts of the town centre but people are urged to take care if venturing outside.
“It’s very icy and everyone should take extra care. Journeys by car should be made only if it is absolutely essential,” added the spokesman.

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Ryder-Davies Vets have warned pet owners: “Please be aware – Grit and salt are being spread on the roads/paths due to the weather. These are irritants to pets and if ingested can cause digestive upset. We are recommending to clean your pets feet when they come in from being outside to prevent them licking it off.”

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Thurs 8.50. Greater Anglia update
Due to severe weather, services running across the whole GA network may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised. Some stations after London Liverpool Street will not be served. Disruption is expected until further notice…..

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Felixstowe Recycling Depot is OPEN

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Suffolk Police: Our 101 service is now fully functional, non-urgent calls can still be reported through our website

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Ipswich parks and cemeteries are open as normal this morning and Council staff are out hand-gritting parts of the town centre.

The spokesman added: “Temperatures are likely to remain extremely low all day and high winds are forecast. We urge people to take extra care when they are out and about.”

The Borough Council’s sports centres and swimming pools are open but a few fitness classes face cancellation if coaches cannot get in. Customers of classes affected will be contacted with updates.

The Shopmobility service remains closed.

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Thursday 7.25
Great Anglia Railways
Due to the severe weather conditions there are currently no services on the following routes:
Norwich to Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Sheringham
Ipswich to Felixstowe and Lowestoft
There are no replacement bus services available

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School closures here
https://schoolclosures.suffolk.gov.uk
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Thursday 7.20
Suffolk Police
“We are currently experiencing problems with the 101 call system. We are working to fix it, but most non-urgent matters can be resolved online here:
https://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/report-something
In an emergency always call 999.”

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Thursday 7.15 IPSWICH BUSES – All Town services are operational

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Thursday 7am: Ipswich Borough Council is resuming bin collections today but the icy conditions will limit services.

All refuse crews left the depot early this morning and a Council spokesman said: “We are aiming to pick up as many black and brown bins as we can but many roads in residential areas are icy and we do ask residents to be patient.

“Our crews will assess each road to see if the lorries can access them safely. Please leave your bins, and any bagged up black bin waste, out and we will pick them up as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Parks were opened as normal this morning and Council staff will be out hand-gritting parts of the town centre.

The spokesman added: “Temperatures are likely to remain extremely low all day and high winds are forecast. We urge people to take extra care when they are out and about.”

Update on our sports facilities shortly.

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