Essential Information on Flooding

Message from Gloucestershire County Council:

Last week has seen significant flooding in the county, but do you know what to do if your property floods?

A new tool is available to make it easier to let the county council know when flooding happens. Just go to SWIM and follow the simple steps.

Reporting flooding helps Gloucestershire County Council and partners to build up a picture of areas at risk and how they can concentrate resources where they are most needed.

There is also a wealth of useful information to help you find out if you are at risk and how to prepare, such as this essential flood guide.

To find out more, visit the county council website:

Household Recycling Centres Switch To Winter Opening Hours

For those that use the household recycling centres, a reminder that winter opening hours start in October.

As the evenings get colder and darker, the household recycling centres across the county receive almost 30 per cent less waste and recycling. In order to reflect this and save taxpayers money, they change to seasonal opening hours and open six days a week.

From Sunday 27th October, the centre at Fosse Cross (on the A429) will be open from 10am to 4pm, except for Tuesday when they are closed. Sites are also closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

For more information about this and other household recycling centres, please visit:



Are You Concerned About Climate Change?

Gloucestershire County Council is seeking input on how to tackle climate change and become a carbon-neutral county by 2050.

Until 23rd September, people will be able to respond to the consultation via the council’s website, either by completing the on line survey, downloading a hard copy or by emailing the climate change team directly. In addition, 1000 residents and 200 businesses will be asked to complete a phone survey, providing the council with a representative sample of the county’s views on climate change related issues.

All responses received during the consultation will be used to inform the creation of a revised Climate Change Strategy, supporting the county to become carbon neutral by 2050, which is key aim of the council in response to the ‘climate emergency’.

Cllr Nigel Moor, cabinet member for environment and planning, said, “Climate change will affect everyone so we are calling on Gloucestershire to help us prioritise how we take action.

“Everyone will play a part in helping us to achieve our targets on carbon reduction, and assist in responding to the climate emergency, contributing to a carbon neutral county.”

The council has already had huge success in reducing its emissions since 2005, when the first Carbon Management Strategy was published. The Government’s voluntary target for public sector organisations is to reduce emissions by 30 per cent in eleven years (by 2020/21). Gloucestershire County Council has more than halved its carbon emissions over the same time period; 52 per cent reduction in eleven years, which is significantly ahead of the national target.

Complete the online climate change consultation.

The consultation will close on 23rd September.

More information:

  • If you are aged 16 – 25 you can apply to be part of the Youth Climate Panel – the deadline for applications is midnight 9 September 2019. Apply now >
  • You can find out more about what the council is doing to tackle climate change. Learn more >
  • On 15 May 2019 Gloucestershire County Council declared a Climate Emergency, unanimously agreeing to tackle Gloucestershire’s carbon footprint. Read the council minutes >.

Based on a press release from Gloucestershire County Council

Road Closures for CarriageWay Patching, Upper Rissington – Updated

We have been informed about planned roadworks on a number of roads in Upper Rissington in the coming months: Sopwith Road, Farman Crescent, Hawker Square, Bleriot Road, Snipe Road, and Grebe Square.  A plan of the scheme is shown below.

These roads will be closed at some point between 1st April 2019 and the 30th September 2019, to allow contractors, working on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, to carry out carriageway surfacing works. Please note that the time allowed for completion of the scheme has been extended.

In addition, County Councillor Nigel Moor has agreed to allocate funding from the ‘Local Highways’ budget in the current financial year (by the end of March 2020) towards repairs of Wright Road, Wright Close and north Sopwith Road.

Notification of actual dates will be given on site at least a week before – and we will pass along details when available.