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Birmingham Freecycle group

Clearing attics, sheds and garages:
This is certainly on our list of things to do, but what to do with the stuff you want to get dispose of? As you may know, the tips are not open and those of us who belong to the Birmingham Freecycle group have received the following message:  “As of 25/03/2020, all posts made to the Birmingham Freecycle group will be moderated, effectively closing down regular activity. Existing posts on the group will be removed. These measures have been taken as encouraging contact between Freecycle users does not align with current government and public health advice. Freecycle is committed to reducing landfill waste but, at this point in time, we can do more good by doing nothing.”
Any suggestions? Maybe in a few months’ time we will have to organise group skips.  In the meantime, bag it up and put it all to one side.


World Health Organisation advice

See the latest information on the World Health Organisation website where there is some advice on how long the virus might last on surfaces – including items delivered to the houses of people who are self-isolating.


Police advice on protecting the public from coronavirus scammers

Please see the advice from West Midlands Police here on protecting the public from cruel coronavirus scammers.


Severn Trent

The Severn Trent website has a special page.
The company has also been Tweeting that they have had to deal with an increasing number of blocked drains caused by people using kitchen roll and wipes instead of toilet tissue.


Transport update

Covid-19 Transport Update:  The frequency of train services has reduced and most bus operators have reduced the frequency of bus services.  More information is available here.

Travel card restrictions have been removed so that concessionary travel cards can now been used before 9.30am