The cold winter months can be rubbish… literally! Heavy snow can cause bin collections to be postponed to a later date and it can be difficult for residents to know when to leave them out. Over the coming winter months, Newtownabbey Borough Council will be keeping residents informed as and when disruptions happen via Twitter and our website.
Residents are encouraged to follow the Council on Twitter (newtownabbeybc) to receive up to the minute updates on disruptions to our services affected by extreme weather conditions. Twitter users will also be kept up-to-date with the fantastic, free Christmas activities taking place across the Borough including the tree lighting ceremonies. With Twitter accessible at home via your computer, tablet, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 as well as on the move through any internet enabled mobile phone, it’s never been easier to stay informed about what’s happening in the Borough.
The updates on Twitter can be used in conjunction with the website to remain in the know. Stay informed with the News feed, watch videos and listen to the podcasts which are ideal for anyone who prefers information in audio format! An online bin checker helps make sure you never miss a Christmas bin collection again! Simply look up your street name and it’ll tell you when to leave out your Kerbie boxes and bins! There’s also information to help you prepare for winter; watch online videos on how to protect your water pipes from freezing, find out what to do if they freeze or burst, get advice on preparing your car and driving over the winter period and find out about the Council’s oil stamp saving scheme.
The Mayor of Newtownabbey, Alderman Victor Robinson says “Following the Council on Twitter really is the best way to stay informed over the winter months as it’s quick and easy! You don’t need to be a technical genius; all you need is an internet connection on your phone or computer. Combined with our website, the online services will help make sure no one gets caught out this winter.”