Northleach Wins Great Cotswolds Clean-Up Competition

Cotswold District Council press release, dated 14 June 2017.

A group comprising almost 90 environmentally-conscious residents from Northleach has won the £500 first prize in Cotswold District Council’s recent Great Cotswolds Clean-up competition. A runners-up prize of £300 has been awarded to a North Cerney team while the third prize of £200 has been split between groups in Ampney Crucis and Meysey Hampton.

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Northleach Great British Spring Clean – FAQ

Thank you to all those who have volunteered for the Great British Spring Clean, and if you haven’t told us yet, don’t worry please just turn up on Saturday 8th April at 10am. We will be gathering on the playing field by the school car park.

Some common questions!

Q   Can I bring my children / grandchildren?
A  Absolutely! Children are most welcome and it’s a great way to get them involved. Please make sure they are dressed appropriately (kids gardening gloves would be useful) and they must be supervised by an adult. They will love our magnetic litter pickers and can have a drink refreshment afterwards!

Q   Do I need to bring any equipment?
A   We have a good selection of Hi-Viz jackets (including kids ones from the school), gloves, litter pickers and bin bags. We don’t know how many volunteers will turn up so if you have any of these items please bring them.

Q    What should I wear?
A    Make sure you are dressed for the weather on the day. You won’t be asked to work in places you are uncomfortable with but sturdy shoes and old clothes are recommended. The areas we hope to cover include the roads, hedges, grass verges, the playing field and woodland edges.

Q   Where can I get a drink refreshment after the event?
A    We are delighted so many of our businesses are supporting the event. We will hand out refreshment tokens at the start and then you will be able to get tea / coffee / squash refreshments when you have finished. Many thanks to the following for supporting us -The Black Cat, The Ox House, The Cotswold Lion Café, Fruitcakes, The Mechanical Museum and The Northleach Pavilion

See you on Saturday at 10am!

Kind regards,
Cat Crompton

Clerk
Northleach with Eastington Town Council

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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