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Sometimes we receive items that we’d love to include in the Commoner but we just don’t have the space.
The following are links to three received recently. Please do read them.
Household Recycling Centres
From 28th October Gloucestershire County Council’s Household Recycling Centres will be closed one day mid-week.
As the evenings get colder and darker, the HRCs across the county receive almost 30 per cent less waste and recycling. In order to reflect this and save taxpayers money, HRCs will be open from 10am until 4pm, six days a week.
On Tuesdays, Fosse Cross (Cirencester) and Oak Quarry (Coleford) will be closed.
On Wednesdays, Pyke Quarry (Horsley near Stroud) and Wingmoor Farm (Bishops Cleeve) will be closed.
On Thursdays, Hempsted (Gloucester) will be closed.
The council collected data from recycling centres and this told us that midweek is the quieter period at our sites. Importantly, the closure rota also means HRCs in the county will still be open on Bank Holiday Mondays and Good Friday, which are especially busy days at the sites.
Residents will have a reasonable alternative recycling centre with this closure pattern, by closing sites at opposite sides of the county. The new opening arrangements and how the sites are used will be monitored.
The Parish Council in Action
Comment received from a local resident:
Many thanks for your intervention re. problem vehicle abandoned in Kings Road.
It was removed today (Thursday) at 4.30pm.
I wish I had called on your services months ago. Service beyond the call of duty.
“Dear Parish Councillors,
Now that the stretch of road between the Fort and Bowl Hill has been resurfaced, we would like to thank most sincerely the Parish Council members who supported our petition to the County Council for this work to be done. Your support was much appreciated and certainly added weight to the petition.”
From our local police officers –
I would like to make you aware of a new initiative, that has recently been launched by Gloucestershire Constabulary.
Your Community Alerts is Gloucestershire Constabulary’s new, free messaging system that enables residents, businesses and community groups to participate in a two-way exchange of information about what is happening throughout the county. Whether you live in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Stroud, the Forest of Dean or the Cotswolds you can receive up-to-date messaging about incidents that may affect you.
If you would like to know more, please visit https://www.yourcommunityalerts.co.uk/
Information for Dog Walkers
Please would all dog walkers take note of the following leaflet produced by the Gloucestershire Local Access Forum in conjunction with GCC.