Strike action has been called by Unite and we’re expecting disruption to some of our services for two weeks from September 4.
We don’t know the full extent, as the full impact will only become clear on strike days.
However, here are the key services that we think might be affected…
Service likely to be affected
Waste and recycling collections
It’s possible that bin collections will be affected, but we don’t know for sure.
As a result, we’re asking people to put their bins and recycling out as normal on their collection days, but to bear with us if some bins aren’t emptied.
If a collection hasn’t taken place by 3.30pm, please remove your bins and recycling from their collection point. We won’t be able to collect missed bins.
We’ll do our best to respond and manage the situation as it unfolds, and we’ll do our best to keep you updated through our email bin notifications. You can sign up for these notifications via the council website.
Our Household Recycling Centres, where pre-sorted materials can be taken for recycling, will be open as normal. Please check opening times.
Some of the services we provide to housing tenants might be affected – for example, our housing repairs service.
Again, we don’t know the full extent, but if you need to report a repair, please bear with us, as it might take us longer than usual to respond.
We’ll need to prioritise emergencies, and will do our upmost to respond to emergencies within a timely manner.
Some of our street cleaning schedules will be impacted.
Highways and grounds maintenance
Road repairs and grounds maintenance could be affected. We’ll try to prioritise jobs where possible.
Services unlikely to be affected
At the moment, we think most of our other services will be largely unaffected. This includes…
- Schools – open as usual (Unite have stated that the strike action won’t be targeted at schools)
- Libraries – open as usual
- Customer services / Contact Wrexham – open as usual
- Council buildings, including Ty Pawb and Wrexham Museum – open as usual
- Household Recycling Centres – open as usual
- Registrars services – open as usual
- Social care services – operating as usual
- Planning services – operating as usual
- Environmental health – operating as usual
- Crematorium and cemetery – currently anticipate little disruption.
The Tour of Britain event will also go ahead as planned on September 4.
Ian Bancroft, Wrexham Council’s Chief Executive, said: “The strike action by Unite members is a result of the NJC national pay negotiations and is not unique to Wrexham.
“We’ve been trying to assess the potential impact and will make every effort to minimise disruption for local people.
“However, in many cases we won’t really know the full impact until the day of the strikes.
“We’ll be managing the situation and will aim to keep residents and customers informed about any changes to services.”