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Council bin operatives ‘take away’ a special thank you

  • 22 May 2020
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Council bin operatives ‘take away’ a special thank you

Council key workers received a boost earlier today when local community representatives dropped off donation of free food as a thank you for all of their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Councillor Mike Bird, Leader of the Council, invited by Mohammed Arif who had organised the donation, was also in attendance to thank staff and help hand out food whilst maintaining social distancing.  Councillor Bird said:

“I think it’s marvellous that local businesses are showing their support for key workers in this way during a time that is challenging for everyone, themselves included.”

“I am immensely proud of the way our clean and green service has responded during this pandemic and their commitment to ensuring the uninterrupted delivery of essential services.  To have their efforts recognised in this way by the community shows the strengths of our communities in Walsall.”

“Explaining to the teams why the donation has been made and seeing their reaction to being recognised in this way is great.  They are key workers and I am proud to have them as part of Walsall Council.”

Fortnightly garden waste collections to resume in Walsall

  • 21 May 2020
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The free garden waste collection service was set to resume for the 2020 season on 6 April 2020. However due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Walsall like many authorities across the UK, decided to suspend the service until further notice in order to successfully maintain the grey and green bin collection service without disruption. An initial limited service for household garden waste collections resumed on 11 May 2020, based on a model of five weekly collections.

Walsall Council writes to all Walsall schools about phased re-opening

  • 20 May 2020
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The letter, counter-signed by Councillor Chris Towe, Portfolio Holder for Education and Skills and Sally Rowe, Director of Children’s Services was sent to schools on 20 May. It explains how Walsall Council has been looking at how the phased re-opening of schools will be achieved and is working with maintained schools and academies to agree a common approach. Schools have been asked to share the letter with parents and carers.

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