Christmas/New Year Waste Collections 2016

2016-new-waste-collection-calendarPlease find attached the Christmas waste collection schedule (copied below). If you’ve still got a copy of the new collection calendar issued in September (see photo, right), the changes are already included so it shows the correct dates for the holiday period.

In Northleach our Friday 30th December “everything” collection will move to Tuesday January 3 and our Friday 13 “everything” collection moves to Saturday January 14.

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Cotswold District Local Plan: Final Consultation

Via a press release from Cotswold District Council on 24 June 2016.

The Cotswold District Local Plan 2011-2031: submission draft is now available for public consultation until midnight on Monday 8 August 2016. During the consultation period we would like people who believe there are issues with the draft Local Plan to comment online or fill in an official representation form.

To help the public during this consultation we are sending a newsletter to all households in the District which explains the criteria for testing the Draft Submission Plan and how the key policies were set up in line with national planning policy requirements.

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Public Consultation on Cotswold District Local Plan underway until 21 December

Press release from Cotswold District Council.
Release date: 6 November 2015

As work continues on developing a Local Plan for Cotswold District, the Council is now consulting the public on the planning policies and standards which, when adopted, will set out the ground rules to be followed when considering applications for development. The proposed policies will cover a wide range of issues from housing and employment to design, infrastructure and the environment.

This public consultation marks another key step in preparing a new Local Plan. It follows on from the Development Strategy and Site Allocations consultation in January 2015, which included requests to comment on objectives for the Local Plan. This time around, the public is being asked to focus on whether the planning policies would deliver sustainable development which helps to meet the Local Plan’s objectives (.

The consultation period will run until midday on Monday 21 December.

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Cotswold District offers extra funds to keep streets clean

Press release from Cotswold District Council on 24 July 2015

Grey-refuse-bin-and-beige-sackCllr Lynden Stowe, the Leader of Cotswold District Council has allocated an individual allowance of £2,000 to each Councillor to fund additional street cleansing work within their wards.

Each elected Member will be able to request the Council’s waste service provider, Ubico Ltd, to provide extra services up to the value of £2,000 by a deadline of the end of January 2016. This means that residents can now make requests to their Ward Councillors for additional work such as enhanced street cleaning, grass cutting, clearing up during or after a local event, and installation and emptying of extra litter or dog mess bins (provided they are on land owned by Gloucestershire Highways, Cotswold District Council or a town /parish council.)

Commenting on this extra funding, Cllr Sue Coakley, CDC Cabinet Member for Health, Environment and Communities, said: “We know that residents place a high priority on the maintenance of clean streets and the timely disposal of unsightly litter. The crews from Ubico Ltd often receive praise for the high standard of their street cleansing across the District, and this new fund will enable the public to benefit even more from their expertise. Any resident wishing to make a request for extra cleansing work should contact their Ward Councillor; they will consider each request they receive and then decide whether to allocate funding from their individual £2,000 budget.”

To contact your local Ward Councillor just go to (opens in a new window) and insert your postcode.

The Ward Councillor for Northleach is Chris Hancock.

Please Help Keep the Cotswolds Free from Litter!

Now that the clocks have gone forwardkeep-cotswolds-beautiful, more people are turning their attention to outdoor pursuits. 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 to ensure that the area is free of unsightly litter.
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