Timing is everything
Wednesday is bin day on Broad Lane. Early in the morning, residents put their bins at the edge of their properties, ready for the refuse collectors to pick up.
It’s something that happens every week.
It’s as predictable as the traffic chaos during school drop-off. So why is it that the bin collections are timed perfectly to coincide with the morning rush?
Last Wednesday, I was optimistic about the bin collection routine having perhaps changed to fit in better. Boy, was I wrong!
Today, was a classic example of the hold-ups and queues that result when the bins are emptied going up the road. Isn’t it difficult enough getting your child to school already, without the queues, pavement mounting, etc.? How would it be if the collection round were revised to avoid the school area during such a busy time?
Talking with other parents, it sounds like there was eventually over a 1/4 mile of queuing traffic either side of the lorry. I wouldn’t fancy being a bin lorry driver or crew, faced with this situation every week either. I guess they’re very happy to finish this stretch too. Would it be too much to ask of Cheshire East to revise their route?
Did you happen to take a photo of the queues, from beyond Mill Lane? If you did, please email it to me for the blog.
Thanks to everyone who is sending photos and videos to help highlight the issues we face each day. Keep them coming to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s scores out of 10:
Traffic volume: 10
Stupid/careless parking: 2
No. of cars parking illegally: 0 (there was a delivery lorry on the zig-zags later on this morning)