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Essex council arranges extra food waste collections after storm

This picture, taken at Suffolk's Oulton Broad, shows the power of the storm. Credit: Claire Gooda

A council in Essex is arranging extra food waste collections on Sunday to help people whose freezers failed because of the power cuts.

Uttlesford District Council has taken the step after many households were left without electricity for much of the week.

Residents who wish to dispose of damaged food will need to take their waste to the refuse vehicles at the locations and times are detailed below:

Stebbing (The Downs, High Street) - 09:00-09:30

Great Dunmow (St Edmunds Lane) - 09:45-10:15

High Easter (Village Hall) - 10:30-11:00

Barnston (Watts Close Recreation Ground Car Park) - 11:15-11:45

Great Easton (Village Hall) - 12:00-12:30

Little Easton (Village Hall) - 12:45-13:15

Tilty (Church Car Park) - 13:30-14:00

Duton Hill (Nr The Three Horseshoes) - 14:15-14:45

Clavering (Village Hall) - 15:15-15:45

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