Residents living along the A605 in Whittlesey currently have their bins collected on a Monday morning at 9am, yet this often causes congestion as commuters have to wait to pass the refuse lorry causing backlogs. Alongside the inconvenience, there is also a safety risk as motorists who get impatient at the delay often attempt to overtake the refuse lorry when it is not always safe to do so.
It seems surprising that we need to collect bins on a busy commuter route on a Monday morning, when traffic is high. It makes more sense to move this to a quieter time in the week.
Councillor Alex Miscandlon and myself discussed this with Whittlesey residents recently, and together we are requesting the council to change the collection time in Whittlesey along the A605 to ease pressure on traffic on Monday mornings.
If you have been affected by this do let me know. Hopefully we can avoid future backlogs of traffic from refuse collection on Monday mornings so people do not get delayed on this busy route.