New Launch Date for Improved Waste Service

A new date has been announced for the launch of Cotswold District Council’s increased waste collection service.

The new service will include:
Separate food and garden waste collection
Weekly food waste collection
Fortnightly garden waste service
Fortnightly dry recycling collection
Fortnightly refuse collection
More materials recycled at the kerbside (small electricals, textiles, batteries)
New recycling sacks for cardboard and additional larger food waste caddies
Councillors this week decided that the new service will begin at the end of March 2020. The council had planned to go live in November but after reviewing the project the new administration has concluded there was a high risk that the date would not be achieved.

A successful launch was endangered by a number of issues – particularly that new vehicles would not be delivered and ready in time for the November date.
Councillor Andrew Doherty said: “Recycling and waste collection is a service that touches every resident in the Cotswolds. It’s vitally important that it is delivered well and that changes are planned and communicated properly. Since the new CDC administration started work we’ve reviewed the project and come to the conclusion that there were significant risks that we couldn’t and shouldn’t ignore.”
“November launch dates also meant that no-deal Brexit uncertainty added risks to the shipment of parts and equipment and to the timely onward transfer of our recycling.”
“While the new service is delayed it does have the benefit to residents that the weekly garden waste service will continue, in line with our manifesto commitment.”
“The new service will bring some big improvements to our waste collection and recycling. It will be more environmentally friendly and allow residents to recycle more than ever before.”

Changes to Pulham’s 801 Bus Service

The Pulham’s 801 bus service will see a reduced service to and from Northleach from Monday 16th September. The new timetable can be found here Please note that the Pulham’s school buses will be unaffected. For those who may be affected by the revised service, Cotswold Friends offer a Volunteer Community Transport Service to help support residents with their medical and social transport needs. Please see the attached poster for more information. Their new Membership Scheme starts on 1st October and any residents would like to use our service they should ring our Transport Booking Desk on 01608 651115 to register for membership which is £12 per annum.

Mobile Library Service Update

Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet agreed a proposal at their meeting on 19 June 2019 to approve the use of a new delivery vehicle to assist with the delivery of books to people who previously used the Mobile Library Service and are unable to access library services through any of our buildings.  This step is being taken as it has been determined that the existing mobile library has reached the end of its serviceable life.

Update 22 August 2019

We have now contacted all of our customers concerned, via telephone or letter and listened to their thoughts around accessing our services going forward.  We are now in the process of working alongside our library colleagues, volunteers, local partners and Parish Councils to put in place a variety of solutions which will enable our customers continued access to library services.

If you have any queries about the service changes please phone: 01452 425048

Returning or renewing books

Mobile library customers can also return books to any library in the county or renew books online.

Northleach Litter Pick Saturday 14th September

Dear all,

Please find below the link to the Litter Pick which is taking place on Saturday 14th September. Sadly we needed to cancel the April event due to adverse weather conditions so are hoping for a good turnout in September.

Please see the link for details. We will be providing refreshments and equipment so in order to gauge numbers, please let us know if you plan to come along.
Kind regards

Message from our PCSO

Please find below a message from PCSO Charlie Symes.

I wanted to pop this alert out to everyone in the North Cotswolds to say that Stow Police Station is still here! And whilst we are not open to the public every day, we still operate from this location and officers still work here 24/7.

The station is open Monday – Wednesday from 9 am till 5 pm, where the reception is manned by our Customer Contact Advisor, Bob Hardie, who will be happy to; take details, give advice or find an officer for you to speak with. He can be contacted for NON URGENT enquiries on 01452 907273, or by calling 101 and dialling extension 7272 or emailing All of these are checked by Gloucester HQ if Robert is not available.

Please remember always call 999 in an emergency. The 101 number and contact details above should only be used for non urgent matters.

Charlie Symes
PCSO 9251
Stow Police Station