Special one-off bin collections (brown and grey bins) will be carried out tomorrow (Tuesday) for those worst affected by the weekend's flooding.
The council is targeting these collections in specific parts of the borough:
* Ramsbottom - for households in Garden Street, St Paul's Street, Crow Lane, and Church Street.
* Bury/Radcliffe - homes in Warth Road/Kendal Drive area, and Dumers Lane area (York Street, Borough Avenue, Parkside Close, Waterside, Bankside, Ripon Close, Selby Close, Morris Street and Riverside Road).
Residents who live in these streets are asked to put out their grey and brown bins for collection.
Everyone else's bins are being collected as normal - see this link for Christmas collection dates: http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10493
Skips - five skips will be placed at the following sites tomorrow for people to dispose of items damaged by flooding: one at each of Warth Road, Kendal Drive, York Street (near Ripon Close), and two in Dumers Lane (next to the sub-station at the top of Borough Avenue).
Bridges - all bridges are open, except those severely damaged (Waterside, Outwood Road/Lomax Road).
Castle Leisure Centre - has stood down as a rest centre (thanks to everyone for their donations) and is now operating on its normal Christmas schedule: see http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=11932
The council's engineers and cleaning teams are out surveying buildings and structures, sweeping up debris and disposing of flood damaged items.
Please be assured that the council is working flat out to restore normality to the borough, and fully appreciates all the help that volunteers and community groups have provided at this time.
Any further updates will be posted here.