FREE Face to Face Energy Efficiency Advice for Vulnerable Consumers – Limited time Only

Until March 2018, Warm and Well are delivering an outreach programme as part of the Big Energy Saving Network.

They are offering face to face energy advice and assistance to vulnerable consumers on tariff switching and accessing funding and support.

They can offer 1-1 advice as well as short interactive presentations -ideally you will have 20 or more participants.

To book a session, please email Warm and Well on warmandwell@severnwye.org.uk, including a few dates and times to suit you. They will then contact you to make a firm booking.

Please also remember: they offer free energy advice and home visits, and grants for insulation, heating and boiler replacements (subject to funding and eligibility criteria).

The Warm and Well advice line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm – 0800 500 3076

Treecycle

If you are signed up to Tewkesbury Borough Council’s garden waste collection service you can put your used, real Christmas tree out for collection on your scheduled garden waste collection in the New Year.  Just put it out along with your green bin and it will be collected for you.  If your tree is larger than six foot, you will need to cut it in half.

Alternatively, (and if you don’t subscribe to the garden waste service) you can take your Christmas tree to one of the household recycling centres (Wingmoor Farm and Hempsted) see www.recycleforgloucestershire.com for details of locations.

Treecycle – Residents also have the option to take their trees to one of the sites below but you can only do this from Wednesday 3 January to Sunday 14 January.

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Revised Christmas and New Year waste and recycling collections

Due to snow and icy conditions on 27th December, Tewkesbury Borough Council’s crews were unable to undertake the refuse collections as planned.

If your normal collection day was Tuesday this will now be collected on Thursday, 28 December.

Wednesday’s collections will be collected on Friday, 29 December.

Thursday’s and Friday’s collections will be collected on Saturday, 30 December.

If you were due to have refuse collected on Monday, 25 December you can put out extra bags by the side of your bin on the next scheduled refuse collection which is Monday, 8 January.

If you were due to have recycling collected on Monday, 25 December you can put out extra recycling by your bin on the next scheduled recycling collection which is Monday 8 January.

Recycling can be presented at the kerbside in either blue recycling bags, which can be collected from the council offices, some local parish offices, or in a suitable container such as a cardboard box.  At present, blue bags will be available from GL3 community hub in Churchdown, Brockworth Community Centre and Hucclecote PC.

If you were due to have a food waste collection on Christmas Day your next collection is on Tuesday, 2 January as collections are a day later than normal this week because of the bank holiday on New Year’s Day.

If you wish, additional waste and recycling can be taken to the household recycling centres at Wingmoor, Bishops Cleeve or Hempsted, Gloucester; these sites are only closed Christmas Day and News Year’s Day.

Tewkesbury Borough Council Budget consultation


Tewkesbury Borough Council faces a deficit in its base budget of over £2.99m in the next 5 years.

The Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) is a key element within the Council’s overall strategic planning framework. The Strategy takes a five year perspective and is reviewed, updated and rolled forward annually to set a framework for how budget pressures and priorities will be managed within the best estimates of available capital and revenue resources.

The MTFS outlines the budget that will be delivered over the medium to long-term. A further report, specifically on the 2018/19 detailed budget, will be presented to both Executive Committee and Council in February 2018 for member approval.

The Medium Term Financial Strategy can be found below in Financial Strategy.

Tewkesbury Borough Council wants to hear your views on the council and the services it provides so they  would appreciate it if you could fill in the consultation below which runs until 22nd December 2017.


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Non-domestic rate payers consultation

Tewkesbury Borough Council is required by the government to consult with the business ratepayers on the council’s budget and spending plans and wants your views to help inform decisions when it comes to setting its budget and council tax for 2018/19 and beyond. Councillors will be agreeing their budget on 20th February 2018 and if you have any comments would you please use the budget consultation above or email any comments.

Any comments can be emailed to haveyoursay@tewkesbury.gov.uk or addressed to:

Simon Dix – Head of Finance and Asset Management
Email: simon.dix@tewkesbury.gov.uk
Telephone: 01684 272111


TBC adopt Joint Core Strategy

JCS adopted by Tewkesbury Borough Council


Following the full council meeting on Tuesday 5 December, Tewkesbury Borough Council has voted in favour of adopting the proposed Joint Core Strategy (JCS).

Gloucester City Council adopted the strategy on Thursday 23 November 2017 and Cheltenham Borough Council has a full council meeting scheduled for Monday 11 December.  All three councils must vote in favour of accepting the plans in order for the JCS to be adopted.

More detail regarding the strategy can be found on the JCS website: https://jointcorestrategy.org

 

What is JCS?

The Joint Core Strategy (JCS) is a really important document that will affect everyone that lives and works in Gloucester City, Cheltenham Borough and Tewkesbury Borough. It sets out the identified need and location for employment and housing sites and associated infrastructure up to 2031.

To help shape this future development, the JCS sets out a long-term vision for the area together with policies relating to important issues such as flooding, green belt and affordable housing. These policies are vital because they will essentially define what developers can and cannot do in the JCS area.

The strategy is based on an evidence base. This is a key point, because it means that our preferred approach to future development isn’t based on our opinions, but is founded on impartial and independent evidence. Examples of documents that sit within our evidence base include a green belt review, flood risk assessments, housing needs assessments, housing land availability assessments and a full review of infrastructure needs.

The JCS must also comply with national planning policy guidance set by the government and it must be based on local, statistical evidence such as population changes and economic forecasts.