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Press Statement

Wednesday 30 November

Fareham Borough Council Strike Action

The nationwide industrial action has had a small effect on some of Fareham Borough Council's services today.

The Council is aware that just over 50% of the workforce across all service areas are members of trade unions, and that 22% (107 employees) are on strike.

Fareham Borough Council has put in place a number of contingency plans for frontline services.

Bin Collections

There will be limited refuse and recycling collections today, and no garden waste collection. Any refuse bins that were due for collection today, will be collected by Monday. Any recycling bins due for collection today will be collected by Tuesday. Residents can leave their bins out, but there will be no collections over the weekend. Trade and Healthcare waste will be collected on Thursday. Trade recycling waste will be collected on Friday.

To catch up on missed collections, permanent staff will be used.

The Customer Service Centre at the Civic Offices remains open, and no other reduction in council services is apparent.

Executive Leader of the Council, Councillor Se´┐Żn Woodward said "I am pleased that the Council has been able to deliver the majority of services for our customers, and can assure residents that every effort will be made to collect missed bins as quickly as possible."

ENDS

For further information contact:
Lindsey Ansell, Head of Corporate Services, 01329 824567
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council’s website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
 



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