Storm Doris – Liverpool City Council operations statement

 

Liverpool City Council has taken the decision to suspend outdoor environmental services during the present high winds and adverse weather.

Whilst grounds maintenance and street cleansing has stopped, refuse and recycling collections currently in operation will continue until completion, with crews assessing safety issues as they go from job to job.

Grounds crews have been redeployed to assist forestry crews with the removal of fallen trees and tree limbs. There are 111 incidents currently being dealt with of tree related calls.

Street cleansing crews will be redeployed to pick up fly tipping, secure any wheelie bins/euro bins that have blown over and across streets, pick up boards and hoardings that have blown down, anything that may be blown from skips and other similar issues.

The city council is also advising the public not to venture into any park, cemetery or open space while the high winds continue.

Services are expected to resume and return to normal by tomorrow morning with the Met Office predicting Storm Doris to start abating later this afternoon.