Tip Tip Hooray for some as Seamer Carr reopens - the first easing of lockdown in Scarborough

Seamer Carr 'tip' reopened this morning, to the relief of some, but to no fanfare ... and no big queues.

By Steve Bambridge
Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 9:54 am

The first easing of the coronavirus lockdown in the Scarborough area took place when the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Seamer Carr, and the one at Whitby, opened at 8.30am.

A handful of cars were waiting, and a traffic control had been put in place.

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The Seamer Carr site

Many people have been gathering their waste at home, in gardens, yards and garages, ready for the centres to reopen, and North Yorkshire County Council, following East Riding Council's lead, has opened 10 of the county's 20 tips.

One worker at Seamer Carr this morning said: "I'd thought there would be queues but there's been a steady stream so far, without any backing up."

The sites at Seamer Carr in Scarborough and Whitby’s at Chomley Way are open but the Burniston Road tip in Scarborough is to remain closed at this time.

There will be a cut-off point for any queues, so if they become too long people will need to leave and come back later. Trailers will not be allowed until further notice.

Social distancing must be observed, with people remaining at least two metres apart at all times.