Category Archives: Cotswold District Council

Waste Collections Resume After the Snow

All Ubico crews are out this morning and the majority have travelled up to the Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold areas first to make the waste and recycling collections missed from yesterday.  Please note, however, that householders due a collection today should ensure that their bins and recycling containers are placed at the kerbside ready to be picked up.

The crews have been instructed to proceed with care because there are still patches of snow and ice which could cause problems for the vehicles and under-foot. Anywhere which is inaccessible will be recorded on problem sheets and waste and recycling will be picked up later in the week provided it is left at the kerbside.

NOTE: Residents who were missed on Monday 11 December will be provided with a special collection on Saturday 16 December, and should place their bins and recycling containers at the kerbside by 7 am on that day. They will be able to leave extra waste for collection provided it is bagged and placed by the side of the refuse bin.

We will provide a progress report later today. You can keep up to date with the latest advice on waste and recycling collections by checking the Council’s website: www.cotswold.gov.uk

Via press release from Cotswold District Council

Free Parking Offers Over Christmas

Cotswold District Council is reminding residents on Christmas shopping expeditions to remember that there are free parking offers available in several locations.

Motorists can park for free after 3 pm in several car parks across the District:

  • Brewery car park, Cirencester
  • Forum car park, Cirencester
  • Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Old Market Way, Moreton-in-Marsh
  • Maugersbury Road, Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Church Street, Tetbury
  • West Street, Tetbury

Additionally, they can park for FREE ALL DAY on weekends and bank holidays at CDC’s Trinity Road office in Cirencester (GL71PX) and the St James’s Place offices in Cirencester (GL7 1FP). Both are only 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre.

Cllr Chris Hancock, CDC Cabinet Member for Enterprise and Partnerships, says:

“The continuing ‘free after 3 pm’ offer, together with the free weekend parking at Trinity Road and St James’s Place, should help save money for families who want to attend Christmas light switch-on and other festive events around the Cotswolds.  We also hope that these offers will encourage people to shop local throughout the festive season and boost trade in many shops across the District.”

via press release from Cotswold District Council, 28 Nov 2017

CDC – Litter Awareness

Cotswold District Council is preparing for an upturn in activities which generate waste. As well as promoting the composting of garden waste through the garden waste collection service, the Council is urging residents and visitors to follow some simple steps which will HELP ensure that the area is free of unsightly litter.

Hold onto your carrier bag, use it to collect up your Empty cans and bottles and other Litter such as sandwich packets and snack wrappers then Put the contents in an appropriate recycling or waste bin.

Posters based on this HELP theme have been sent to Parish and Town Clerks for display across the District, and the Council will be reinforcing the message through its website and social media.

Head of Environment at the Council, Claire Locke, comments:

“Nobody likes to see our beautiful Cotswold towns and villages marred by unnecessary and thoughtless littering – it spoils the landscape and it also poses potential dangers for a wide range of wildlife. It only takes a few moments to dispose of litter sensibly. The Council provides waste bins across the whole District, and we are ensured that they are emptied on a more regular basis during Spring and Summer.

“If we catch people littering in the District we will not hesitate to take action against them. If found guilty of a littering offence, the penalty can be high – a maximum of £2,500 for persistent offenders – and the damage to a person’s reputation can be very costly in many ways when we name and shame them in public. The message is clear – if you have litter, please take responsibility for its safe disposal.”

Help us Keep the Cotswolds Beautiful POSTER