Bin collections halted in Ipswich as big freeze tightens its grip

Snow in west Ipswich. Picture: PAUL GEATER

Snow in west Ipswich. Picture: PAUL GEATER - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Council’s bin collection teams are not able to operate on Wednesday and will be monitoring the weather on Thursday to see whether they are able to resume collections.

A council spokesman said: “We have taken this decision because the crews cannot get out and more snow is forecast. We apologise for the inconvenience but will catch up as soon as conditions allow.”

Other council services are running – the emergency cold weather beds remain in operation for the homeless and parks will open – although people are asked to take care on snowy paths.

All sports centres, Crown Pools and Fore Street pool are open as normal today.

Shopmobility remains closed – volunteers cannot get in to run the service.

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Parks are open, along with cemeteries – but the council is warning people to be careful on paths as they may be very slippery.

Borough staff are prioritising services and emergency call-outs to the most vulnerable.

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