1. Waste services
All collections of waste, recycling and garden waste bins are running as normal.
Bulky waste collections (southribble.gov.uk/bulky-waste) re-starting from Tuesday 26 May
After suspending the service in the wake of the covid-19 response, we are now re-starting our bulky waste collections.
Bookings will begin to be taken Monday 18 May.
The service will be running as normal, but if anyone at the property is currently diagnosed or symptomatic with coronavirus, the items need to be outside for 72hrs (covered if soft furnishings and freely available without further interaction with the occupants) prior to collection.
If you have booked, are symptomatic and have not allowed the 72 hours, you will need to instead book for the following week.
You can book your collection by calling 01772 625 625
Garden Wate collection Scheme
We are still accepting new subscribers to the 2020/21 Garden Waste Collection Scheme which begins on 1 April 2020 (complete your subscription online at southribble.gov.uk/gardenwaste) and costs £25 per year for every bin you wish to be collected.
Play areas and playgrounds are closed.
We have put signs up to tell people not to use the play areas or go on the equipment.
The bigger parks such as Worden Park, Withy Grove Park and Hurst Grange Park remain open but people must be sensible, practice social distancing, and stay two metres apart at all times.
We have put posters up on park noticeboards to remind people about the two metre rule and that anyone with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature should be self-isolating at home.
Public toilets in parks are shut along with refreshment kiosks.
Please do not drive long distances to come and visit South Ribble parks — more info here: southribble.gov.uk/SRBC-advises-against-long-distance-travel-to-its-parks
3. Open spaces
SRBC's Neighbourhood Team has seen its workforce significantly reduced due to people self-isolating so we must cut back on some services.
Grass cutting briefly ceased and restarted on 30 April concentrating resources on the major parks and main highway verges, housing estate verges and greens will be cut as resources allow.
The schedue to empty public bins will be slightly revised.
4. Council events
Latest event cancellations can be found here.
5. Takeaway establishments
Takeaway establishments in South Ribble are still allowed to operate, but they are strictly limited to take-out meals and deliveries only.
They must not provide an 'eat in' option and customers must collect their food and leave the premises swiftly and carefully, being sure to comply with social distancing guidelines from the government (keep your distance; two metres apart).
Delivery drivers are exercising a policy (encouraged by the likes of Just Eat) whereby they will knock on the door and/or ring the doorbell, place your order at the door / on the door mat, and then start walking away.
6. Pest control
We are not able to assist with pest control treatments at the moment, but if you need advice, this can be requested here.