If you’ve had a busy Easter weekend in the garden, you’ll be pleased to know that green garden refuses sacks are available once again and the collection service appears to be back in full swing.
It seems that you can once again pick up green plastic sacks for garden refuse from all the places across the city we were using such as libraries, housing offices and First Point locations.
Having filled between three and 12 bags it is your responsibility to contact Veolia on 0114 273 4567 to arrange collection which will be within the following 20 working days. Soil, rocks, large logs will not be collected. If you do not ring Veolia they will not pick up your sacks even if they are left out on the path or verge.
Meanwhile, the reusable hessian sack scheme for green waste that was announced last November has been scrapped following the budget cuts to local authority spending. Plastic sacks were seen as a more affordable alternative.
Over the last couple of weeks, it seems that Spring has sprung in Crosspool. These photos, taken over the last few days, show some of the daffodils and blossom on view as you walk around the neighbourhood.
You can view them using the slideshow or gallery below.
It includes details ofvarious events throughout the year including talks, meetings, plant sales and outdoor activities.
Friends of the Botanical Gardens was set up in 1984 and aims to support the gardens and also provide the opportunity for gardeners of all abilities to meet, socialise and learn more about horticulture.
New members are welcome, but you can also attend any event for the modest fee of £2.
Two sets of wooden bollards have been installed in response to concerns over damage to grass verges by vehicles.
A set of four of the bollards are located on Marsh Lane at its junction with Lydgate Lane, and a further four are adjacent to 42/46 Tapton Hill Road. They are funded by the South West Community Assembly.
The bollards prevent vehicles from mounting the grass verge areas between the pavement and the road. Their arrival follows requests from local residents worried about erosion.
On 21 December, residents of Den Bank Drive returned from work to discover that a tree had been removed without warning from a grass verge on the street.
A card was left to say that the tree was dead, although according to residents it had full blossom last Spring.
Further enquiries to Street Force reveal that the tree had been inspected earlier on in the year and was diagnosed as infected. There is no budget available to pay for a replacement tree in the current financial year.
Den Bank Drive resident Mark Shipman commented: “I am upset that the tree was removed without any communication until afterwards.”