Covid 19 - Important changes to highways services
Flintshire County Council has taken the difficult decision to amend some of our services from Monday, 23rd March 2020 in order to support staff and the service as a whole during the Coronavirus outbreak. The following services will be affected: -
All Council operated grounds maintenance, grass cutting and horticultural operations will be suspended from Monday, 23rd March until further notice. We will still continue to cut grass in priority areas to ensure that the roads stay safe and signs are visible.
Street Cleansing operations will be reduced in the rural areas from Monday, 23rd March 2020, but resources will be maintained in the Town Centres. This will mean that no litter bins in rural areas will be emptied after this week. Residents are requested to take their litter home and dispose of it in their own black bins at home. Dog waste bins will continue to be emptied.
Following the Government’s announcement earlier this week about stricter measures being brought in to protect the public, we have assessed the availability of our workforce and have decided to prioritise services across the County. Our priority is to try to maintain essential services throughout the difficult weeks and months ahead and to do what we can to support the health and well-being of all our staff and residents. We are making this change now to make sure that we can prioritise services and provide them for as long as we possibly can.
Streetscene staff are working hard to continue providing essential services to the residents of Flintshire. Suspending the above services will take some of this burden off them at this difficult time. This situation is being constantly monitored and further updates will be provided.
We know that changes to services are frustrating at any time and we apologise for any inconvenience, but we have to prioritise our services in what is an unprecedented situation and would urge people to be patient during this challenging time as we work to prioritise essential Council services.