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Essex: Bin collection day changed for Royal visit

The Queen

The Queen

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The Queen will have no waste-d time or her visit rubbished when she comes to Essex next week.

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Some Felsted residents will have their rubbish collected a day earlier than usual so the Royal procession can travel uninterrupted by bin lorries on their rounds.

Her Majesty, along with the Duke of Edinburgh, is visiting Felsted School on Tuesday where she will eat school dinner and unveil two plaques as part of the school’s 450th anniversary celebrations.

It will follow the royal couple’s attendance at a service in Chelmsford Cathedral as part of centenary celebrations for the Chelmsford Diocese.

Uttlesford District Council (UDC) has taken the decision to collect some rubbish from the village on the Bank Holiday Monday in a move which will also ensure the Queen does not see unsightly waste waiting to be carried away from homes.

Ron Pridham, head of street services at UDC, said: “In preparation for Her Majesty the Queen’s visit to Felsted School next Tuesday, the council has made the decision to cancel its waste collection service for some of the properties in and around Felsted so as to not disrupt the Royal procession.

“Those properties affected have been directly notified this week and their collection will be brought forward to the Bank Holiday Monday, May 5.”

Jim Ketteridge, leader of UDC, added: “We are delighted that the Queen will be coming to Uttlesford, and I’m quite sure that she will have a memorable time visiting the historic Felsted School.

“We wish them all the best for their 450th anniversary year.”

Felsted School was founded in 1564 and is this year marking its 450th birthday with extensive celebrations.

The Royal party will meet students and staff,view a display illustrating the history of the school, and hear the school choir sing aspecially-composed anthem.

Then in the Lord Riche Hall Her Majesty will unveil two plaques, one marking the anniversary and the other commemorating the rebuilding of the Follyfield House Boarding House which was destroyed by fire in July 2012.

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2 comments

  • Because it's so important that an in-bred scrounger shouldn't be slightly inconvenienced, thousands of people who actually finance her unwonted life of luxury must be messed about. Pathetic!

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    beerlover

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

  • more money waisted to hide the real world from this over paid bunch of royals and all their side kicks 51 one of them on the pay roll why not like Holland just the king paid by the state .

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    pandy

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

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