Get Ready For Your New Recycling Service

Information from Cotswold District Council:

From March 2020, your recycling collections are changing.

New containers and an information pack are being delivered to households in February 2020.

What is changing

Collection days for some residents may change; details of your collection days will be in the information pack delivered to you.

Until March 2020 the postcode checker will have your current collection dates in. Once the new service goes live, the checker will be updated.

The changes mean that you:

  • will get a new cardboard bag to give you more capacity;
  • can recycle extra items including textiles and shoes, batteries, cartons and small electrical items; and
  • need to keep food waste separate and put it in your new outdoor food waste bin which is collected weekly.

Refuse and recycling will still be collected fortnightly. Garden waste will switch from weekly to fortnightly.

What you need to do

From March 2020, you will need two recycling containers: one for paper and another for glass.

Contact Cotswold District Council now if you only have one box so another one can be ordered for you before the new service starts.

Order another recycling box

Watch the video to find out more about these changes:

Public Open Spaces Update – 14 January 2020

Please find below today’s update from Bovis Homes on completion of the public open spaces in Upper Rissington. Changes since the previous update are highlighted:

Area 1 – Officers Mess Playing Fields

  • Playground now open.
  • Planting ongoing, to be finished w/e 24/01/20
  • Soil backing up of footpath boards to tidy and seed. This will be done when the seed has a better chance of taking.

Area 2 – Officers Mess Surround

  • Rear will be completely tidied, top soiled and seeded to make good.
  • Front will be rotavated and seeded.
  • This is an area of priority for us and we hope to have this done by w/e 07/02/20.

Area 3 – Allotments and tennis courts

  • Allotment footpaths are all established, ground prep still to complete for allotments, main gate to install and water feed to finalise.
  • White lining to tennis courts will be completed closer to handover. Same applies for the nets.
  • Final decision on water feed issue expected this coming Friday, 17 January.
  • This is another area that is a priority for us. Again, we are hoping to have this area complete by early next year.

Area 6 – LEAP 4

  • Estate railing commenced, gates now on site. Awaiting willow tunnel install, expected next week. Completion expected by end of January.

Area 8 & 9

  • Area 9 paths progressing well.
  • Area of trees cleared to allow installation of post and rail to segregate development land.


  • Hoping to have an updated programme next week.

EMG & Pond

  • Foul line very close to completion, there may be a slight delay due to delivery lead times (relating to raised pipe element of the diversion). EMG will continue to work on other items whilst waiting on this.

Areas referred to are shown on the map below.

Notice of Vacancy – 10 January 2020

Another vacancy has arisen on the parish council due to the resignation of Ben Pavord.

The process is that if 10 residents request an election by Thursday 30 January, then that is how the seat will be filled. If an election is not called then the Parish Council may fill this vacancy (and only this vacancy) by co-option.

As an election was called for the previous vacancies, that is how they must be filled.

Notice of Vacancy below.


Have Your Say On Cotswold District Council Services

Cotswold District Council is undertaking a consultation on its proposed budget for the 2020/21 financial year. Their aim is to gather as much feedback as possible on key areas such as the waste service, parking, climate change, leisure, grants and changes to the District’s Local Plan.

The budget is being prepared against a backdrop of continuing cuts in Government funding which have seen core funding fall from £5.9 million in 2009 to £2.5 million in 2019/20, a drop of 58.4% with further falls in Government funding expected for 2021/22.

Councillors are keen to ensure that services will be maintained and enhanced while ensuring that the Council’s finances are sustainable and resilient. Plans include an improved waste service offering a separate food waste collection and more recycling, increased parking provision in Cirencester and investments in facilities such as Cirencester’s Corinium Museum.

The Council’s survey will also gather views on how the Council can raise additional income from investing in local property; to a proposed Council Tax rise of £5 a year for a Band D household. It will also ask for feedback on proposals to raise parking charges and the cost of garden waste collections.

Drop-in events about the budget have been arranged on:

These events will be held as informal Q&A sessions to allow residents to come along at their leisure and ask district councillors and officers questions about the proposals face-to-face. Alongside these events, district councillors will also be hitting the streets in each town on the event days to engage with residents in person and encourage people to give their views.

For more information on the budget consultation, please visit

You can fill out the survey online or download, complete and return the printed version.

Deadline for responses: midnight on Sunday 26 January 2020