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The wrong sort of HGV drivers?

October 3, 2021 8:11 PM
By Peter Dobbs
Bins in Mayfield Road cropped (Peter Dobbs)

Mayfield Road two days after a recycling collection should have taken place

Residents of Mayfield Road and Church Street in Ashbourne could well be in two minds about the national shortage of HGV drivers.

Last week they suffered yet another failed collection of their recycling, leaving the pavements cluttered with blue bins, bags and boxes as households leave them out 'just in case' Serco find the time and staff to do a 'catch up' round.

However most days they are reminded that some hauliers have sufficient HGV drivers to drive the trucks that thunder past their doors as they take a short cut along their residential roads, heading north.

It seems that at present they are in a lose-lose situation as they wait for DDDC to sort out the Serco problem (see here for our petition calling for an independent enquiry) and for DCC to impose a weight limit on these residential roads (see here for our petition to ban vehicles over 7.5 tonnes from Mayfield Road and Church Street).