RECYCLING collections scheduled for parts of Sedgemoor tomorrow (Tuesday) have been put back to Saturday (June 12) for this week only.

The main areas affected are Burnham-on-Sea, Brean, Berrow, Over Stowey, Enmore, Edithmead, Spaxton, Broomfield, Burrowbridge, Cannington, Wembdon, Merridge, Aisholt, Lower Aisholt, Courtway, Highbridge and Fiddington.

Rubbish and garden waste collections scheduled for Tuesday are unaffected and will take place as planned.

Members of the public do not need to report a missed recycling collection. Their scheduled collection, including any special details like assisted collections, will be transferred to Saturday.

A Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) spokesperson said: "SWP apologises for any inconvenience caused by this disruption.

"The move is to allow services to recover after a period of severe staff pressure which has affected collections in the last week or so.

"These are down to a nationwide shortage of HGV drivers, a local shortage of agency staff, combined with recent heavy holiday traffic and continued heavy loads.

"Extra crews are being brought in and others are being reallocated from other depots to make sure a backlog of collections is cleared.

"We will continue to monitor the situation closely and work hard with our contractor to minimise any further disruption."