I have, in recent weeks, received residents’ concerns about the bin collection in Step Row taking place late due to difficulties getting access for the bin lorry.
I raised this matter with both environment management and City Development. The Director of City Development has advised :
“A site inspection has been carried out in Step Row and it was observed that where the lower narrow section is, the existing lighting column is placed just behind the kerb line at the front of the footway and this is causing a pinchpoint which could be the reason why bin lorries are unable to pass.
As an alternative to extending the waiting restrictions which would reduce on street parking provision for residents, I have arranged to relocate the lighting column to the rear of the footway and this is currently programmed for February 2016.”