Bin collections over the late May bank holiday

Waste and recycling collections will be a day later than usual after the bank holiday next Monday, 31 May.

Catch up collections will run from Tuesday, 1 June through to Saturday, 5 June. Normal collections begin again on Monday, 7 June.  Anyone who is unsure of their collection day can find out by visiting:

Usual collection day Bank holiday collection day
Monday Tuesday, 1 June
Tuesday Wednesday, 2 June
Wednesday Thursday, 3 June
Thursday Friday, 4 June
Friday Saturday, 5 June

During this bank holiday weekend, many of us will be taking advantage of the better weather to enjoy a family barbecue. The council is asking everyone to be mindful of the amount of waste generated and to recycle wherever possible, and advises people to dispose of ash from their barbecues by putting it in a bag before placing it in their refuse bin.

Councillor Jim Mason, lead member for clean and green environment, said: “Many of us will be making the most of the warm weather over the bank holiday weekend to get together with family or friends, and barbecues are bound to be a popular choice.

“We want to keep the amount of waste to a minimum and recycle as much as possible, so – unless you intend using your best china – please consider using reusable plates and cutlery rather than plastic disposable ones. And although, with careful planning, you shouldn’t have a great deal of leftover food, remember that any that cannot be stored in the fridge for later use can be placed in your food waste caddy for recycling.”

Road closure – TTRO 0173 Tewkesbury/Northern GCC CWay Resurfacing Q2 2021, various locations

Please be advised of the following temporary blanket road closure:

Various Locations, please see attached schedule

GCC SM Sched Q2 21-22 – TEWKS


864597 – Diversion v1

The roads above will be closed (as per the attached schedule/plans) within the period 16/07/2021 to 01/09/2021 for Carriageway Resurfacing works by GCC. Advanced warnings of dates to be displayed on site approx. two weeks before works commence.

If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514514.

Youth Transport Survey – Gloucestershire

In conjunction with Stroud District Youth Council, the Gloucestershire Community Rail Partnership (GCRP) are seeking the views and opinions of all young people (between the ages of 10 and 25) in which to assess and improve transport across the county.

This is the most important survey to be carried out for many years regarding the travel needs of young people in Gloucestershire and will support a number of your own initiatives and projects.  Positive changes to travel and transport, will improve young people’s access to current and future career options, as well as education and leisure opportunities.

Participants in the survey have the chance to win one of four vouchers up to £50 in value!

The link to complete the survey is:  

All results will be aggregated and no individuals will be identified as per the GDPR requirements and statement at the beginning of the survey.  If you have any questions relating to the survey process, please contact Hannah McDonnell at

M5 junction 8 roundabout resurfacing letter to stakeholders

M5 junction 8 roundabout resurfacing letter to stakeholders

We recently wrote to you advising of some upcoming maintenance works on the M5 junction 8 roundabout, including the northbound and southbound exit slips. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the remainder our work will not go ahead as planned. We believe this work will now take place towards the start of June 2021. We’ll write to you again once the new dates have been confirmed.

Council transforms bulky waste collection

Tewkesbury Borough Council’s bulky waste collection has been transformed to offer a service that is as friendly to the environment as it is to its customers.

Following a review of the service, the council has responded to feedback from the public, (through its citizens’ panel) which expressed an overwhelming desire for the council to recruit a bulky waste collection supplier that could offer a ‘reuse and recycle’ option.

Orchard Recycling – who also deliver a similar service for Cotswold and Forest of Dean district councils – have been appointed as the contractor and are now delivering the service on behalf of Tewkesbury Borough Council. The move should result in approximately 70% of bulky waste collected being reused or recycled, benefitting local communities and the environment.

The service has been streamlined and waiting times are expected to reduce substantially (to around seven days) thanks to the large collection capacity of Orchard Recycling’s fleet of vehicles. Customers are also able to book collections online at any time (instead of ringing to book a collection during office hours) and a single booking has increased from up-to-three to up-to-six items.

The most obvious benefit to customers though, is the great value for money – it costs £22 for the first item and then £10 for each additional item (up to six per booking).

Peter Tonge, Head of Community services, said: “I’m really pleased that the council has been able to transform its bulky waste collection service to make it quicker and easier for residents to dispose of unwanted household goods and furniture. We are pleased that our citizens’ panel shared our desire to create a service with a focus on reusing and recycling bulky waste and it’s fantastic that we’ve been able to make that a reality.”


Tewkesbury Town Council