Changes to parking and waste collections during Tour of Britain

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Posted on: 22 August 2018

With the Tour of Britain set to reach North Devon on 3 September, make sure you’re up-to-date with changes to parking and waste and recycling collections across the district.

To accommodate the event, road closures are in place for some parts of North Devon, resulting in a number of North Devon Council car parks in Barnstaple having restrictions in place on the day. As well as this, some waste and recycling collections will take place earlier than usual.

North Devon Council’s car park restrictions on 3 September:

• Litchdon Street, Castle Quay, Museum and Commercial Road car parks will be closed
• North Walk, Paiges Lane, Tuly Street and Cattle Market car parks will be open but there will be no access to vehicles between 1pm and 4pm
• Belle Meadow car park will be open with no access to vehicles between 1pm and 4pm. Entrance and exit will be via Trinity Street only
• Rolle Quay car park will be open with access via Mill Road only
• Additional parking will be available at Seven Brethren

All other car parks are unaffected and Park School car park, the former park and ride, is open.

Event organisers have recommended that spectators walk, cycle or use public transport to get to the event rather than attempting to travel by car. The Tour will pass through South Molton, Landkey, Swimbridge, Bratton Fleming, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Braunton, so lots of residents will be able to enjoy watching the race close to home.

Because of the road closures later in the day North Devon Council’s waste and recycling team will be making their collections earlier than usual. Residents who are due a waste or recycling collection on 3 September should therefore put their waste out for collection the night before, or by 6am that day at the latest. They are also being asked to take their bins, bags and boxes back onto their property as soon as possible after the collection in light of the high number of spectators expected to attend.

Waste and recycling rounds affected on 3 September:

Black waste
• Combe Martin – A399, Lynton Road
Garden waste
• Forches/Gorwell – Victoria Road, Constitution Hill, Sowden Lane, Walton Way
• Ilfracombe – main through road
• Georgeham – Frog Street Hill, Chapel Street, Incledon Hill
• Croyde – St Mary’s Road, Hobs Hill, Croyde Road, Georgeham Road, B3231
• Braunton – Saunton Road, Caen Street, A361
• Woolacombe – Challacombe Hill Road, Beach Road, Station Road, Woolacombe Station Road, B3343

Executive Member for Environment at North Devon Council, Councillor Rodney Cann says: “We are extremely excited and proud to welcome the Tour of Britain to our beautiful district. It will give North Devon’s economy a great boost and encourage people to get fit by riding their bikes more. The road closures mean that our crews will be out collecting even earlier than usual, so if you live near the route please bear that in mind and put your waste or recycling out early. It also means you may not be able to park in your usual spot and should work out an alternative route to your destination. As long as residents plan ahead the disruption will be minimal.”

For more information on the Tour of Britain Devon stage, including details of the route, see the dedicated website www.devontourofbritain.co.uk. You can check when your waste and recycling collections are due online www.northdevon.gov.uk/collections.

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