Refuse & Recycling Collections – Monday 19th March

All collection crews will be out and as long as it is safe to do so, all bins and caddies will be emptied.  If any bins or caddies cannot be accessed safely (for example on the hills etc), Ubico intends on returning either Tuesday morning or at the latest by Friday.  Residents are advised to put their bins and caddies out as normal, and leave them out if safe to do so if their collection does not happen on Monday.

Any missed bins or caddies from Monday 19th March should be reported to Tewkesbury Borough Council online or by phoning customer services after Tuesday, thus giving Ubico enough time to carry out as many collections as possible by the end of Tuesday if required.

Refuse & Recycling Catch-up Collections

From Monday, Ubico will be carrying out the catch up collections for refuse and recycling bins that were missed on Friday 2 March.

  • Blue recycling bins will be emptied Monday 5 March
  • Green refuse bins will be emptied Tuesday 6 March

 Food and garden waste

Unfortunately there are not enough collection vehicles to empty the brown garden waste bins from Friday therefore these will be emptied on the next scheduled day which is Friday 16 March. See note below about extra garden waste. There will not be any catch up food collections as there are no spare food waste vehicles to collect it. The next food waste collection will be Friday 9 March.

Please note:

Garden waste collections on Monday 5 March and Tuesday 6 March will not take place as these vehicles are being used to collect the weather impacted refuse and recycling collections. 1 or 2 bags can be put alongside the garden waste bin on the next collection. This is the same for the garden waste collections from Friday 2 March only. Excess garden waste can also be taken to the household recycling centres at Wingmoor Farm near Bishops Cleeve or Hempsted in Gloucester.

 Please see this link to the web article which also contains information on reporting missed bins etc: https://www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/news/updates-refuse-and-recycling-collections

It is expected that there will be missed bins / reports for the next fortnight or so and Ubico are aware of this so will be planning extra trips if needed. Customer services will also be able to post out blue bags should people miss Monday’s blue bin catch up but are happy to wait until the next collection.

Severn Ham Repairs & Curlews

A message from the Severn Ham Committee Chair

Work is about to commence on repairing the leaks on the Severn Ham.  The work is short term and disruption to walkers and dog walkers alike will be kept to a minimum, however it is advisable that you keep away from the part of the Ham while this work is being carried out by Severn Trent.

Great news – the Curlews are back on the Ham and I would respectfully ask all our dog walkers to keep their dogs on leads.  I know its a big ask as the Ham is a lovely place for dogs to run free, but the birds are very rare and a protected species.  We consider it a privilege to have the Curlews nesting on the Ham and therefore I would very much appreciate your co-operation in this.

Many thanks

Councillor Pete Aldridge

Town Clerk News

The Town Clerk, Helen Railton-Price, has left Tewkesbury Town Council after more than three years’ service to pursue other opportunities. We thank her for her contribution to the Council during that time and wish her well for the future.

Debbie Hill has been appointed as Interim Town Clerk.

 

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.