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Update from South Cambridgeshire District Council : Green bin collections suspended

Please see below for a news release from South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Councils. It advises residents that, unfortunately, green bin collections are suspended from Monday.
– Green bin collections are being suspended from Monday (13 December) because of the number of drivers and loaders absent – particularly with Coronavirus or self-isolating.
– After that, green bin collections are planned to resume on Wednesday 12 January 2022 in line with the previously published Christmas schedule.
– Crews are working hard to complete green bin rounds that are scheduled for the rest of this week. The message for the rest of this week is to put your green bin out as normal. If it is not collected on your usual collection day, leave it out, and it will be emptied by the afternoon of Tuesday 14 December.
– During the green bin suspension, the advice for garden waste is to store this in the green bin or in a plie in the garden, or home compost, until collections resume. If necessary, it can be taken to the household recycling centres at Milton or Thriplow.
– As always, residents are being encouraged to waste as little food as possible, so they have less to throw away. For this period only, residents who do have food waste are being asked to put it into the black bin.
– Changes are now being made to update the online bin collection calendar at to reflect the suspension of green bin collections.

Please see communication from The Post Office below


We are delighted to let you know that following the temporary closure of Melbourn Post Office we will be re-opening the branch on Wednesday 1 December 2021 at 13:00.  This will be in a new location – Melbourn Stores, 49 High Street, Melbourn, Royston, SG8 6DZ.

Your new Post Office branch

Customers would access Post Office services at a low-screened, open-plan, modern serving point that’s part of the retail counter. Working with the postmaster, we’d adapt the current store layout, fixtures and fittings to accommodate the Post Office till if needed.

The branch will offer a wide range of Post Office products and services over longer opening hours, so customers can access their Post Office when it’s convenient. Customer satisfaction with local style branches is high, and many local branch customers visit outside traditional opening hours.

We have provided posters for display in the new premises to let customers know the good news.

We are keen to restore services to this community as soon as possible so we are now progressing with these plans. However, we would welcome suggestions about specific aspects of the change such as access arrangements and the internal layout.

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