A COUNCIL has apologised for not collecting waste bins from more than 500 properties in the Westwood area of Leek on Bank Holiday Monday.
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Moorlands District Council said: "Operational issues did prevent us from collecting general rubbish from approximately 500 properties in and around Westwood on Bank Holiday Monday and we apologise to residents for any disruption this has caused.
"Crews returned on Tuesday to complete some of these collections and also returning on Wednesday to finish any outstanding collections. In situations such as these, we ask residents to leave their bins out for collection and we will return as soon as possible after the designated collection day.
"Bank Holidays are normal working days for the waste collection service with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day and collections would normally occur as per the information provided on the collection calendars which are issued to every household in December."
WOULD you like to learn more about the work of the Mothers' Union? Why not visit All Saints Church Hall, Southbank Street, Leek, on Thursday, October 24, at 11.30am.
Everyone will be made welcome and if you would like to join one of the many branches across the Leek Deanery members will be only too glad to help and advise you.
For more details regarding the forum please contact Janette Titley 01782 280858 or Pat Marshall 01782 543320.
A HERITAGE open day is to take place at St. Leonard's Church, Ipstones this weekend. The church will be open on Saturday September 14 between 10am and 5pm and Sunday September 15 between 12 noon and 5pm.
This will be the last chance this year to see the Leek Embroideries which the church possesses.
On Saturday the church will also be one of the hosts for the national Historical Churches Trust 'Ride and Stride' when cyclists will be visiting churches to raise sponsorship money for the charity and for their own churches.
During both days admission is free and refreshments will be available. On Sunday there will be a free workshop at 2pm when you can 'have a go' at sewing a piece in the style of Leek Embroidery.
LEEK Twinning Committee will be attending the annual event of Eurofest, in the twin town of Este.
This takes place from October 3 to 7 and will include, The Atestiadi (Sports Festival).
Participating in the event will be 22 Students and three staff, from Leek High School's football team, plus 27 from Leek Rugby Club's under 17s which consists of 17 players three staff and seven parents and children.
Este will also invite people from their other twin town to participate including Bad Windsheim in Germany, Pertuis in France, Rijeka in Croatia and Tapolca in Hungary. Several Leek citizens will be supporting this event.
A QUIZ night will be taking place at a town centre club this weekend.
The Central Club in Market Street, Leek will be the venue for the quiz on Friday (September 13).
Teams of four are welcome to take part at a cost of £5 per person (admission includes sandwiches).
To book a team call Elaine or Gary on 01538 372543. Proceeds in aid of the Douglas McMillan Hospice.