South Derbyshire news update
Recycling Waste Contractor Performance
The disruptions to the waste recycling service provided by SDDC contractor Palm have been reducing over the last two weeks. With SDDC support the contractor has employed and extra crew and vehicle which means resources should be sufficient to address the increase in waste tonnages that we have experienced as a result of the pandemic. SDDC will, however, continue to keep their performance under close scrutiny.
There is now have a clearer picture of how SDDC services are being affected with the National Lockdown:
Bins and recycling
- Bin collections in South Derbyshire are being carried out – please leave out your bins on their usual collection day
- The Household Waste Recycling Centre in Newhall, operated by Derbyshire County Council remains open – please limit the number of trips you make to the centre. Any updates will be posted here: Derbyshire County Council: Bretby Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Parks and open spaces
- Our parks and open spaces remain open for people to take regular exercise
- There is no limit to the amount of exercise people can take but you can only meet with one other person outside of your household or support bubble in an outdoor open space, such as a park. Children under school age are not counted in this number
- Play areas in the parks will remain open
- Football pitches and tennis courts are closed for games
Fitness and exercises
- Green Bank Leisure Centre and Etwall Leisure Centre are closed
- All Get Active in the Forest activities are not taking place
- Community sessions such as Street Games will not take place until after the current COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
- Burial services will continue with a maximum of 15 people attending a service at a graveside
- People can also visit cemeteries to visit the last remains of their loved ones.
- Community centres remain closed
- Lettings, planned maintenance and emergency repairs are being carried out
- Careline will continue to provide a service for elderly and vulnerable residents.
- Enforcement work will be carried out.
- The Civic Offices, Civic Way, Swadlincote remain closed to the public
- Swadlincote Market and Melbourne Market will continue to be held selling essential goods.
- Public toilets in Swadlincote town centre will remain open. Other public toilets will remain closed.
COVID-19 cases in South Derbyshire
The last week has seen an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19 in South Derbyshire.
Between 24 and 30 October there were 433 confirmed cases of COVID-19 compared to 336 cases in the previous seven days. The increase shows that the virus is spreading in the District and reminds us of the need to follow all of the social distancing measures in place and follow good hygiene practices.
Posted: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 14:46 by Parish Clerk