FOSSE CROSS HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING CENTRE TO RE-OPEN The Household Recycling Centre (HRC) at Fosse Cross, near Cirencester will re-open next week for pre-booked visits only. This week the two largest sites in the county at Hempsted in Gloucester and Wingmoor Farm at Stoke Orchard re-opened for essential visits only with all trips needing to be booked in advance. Next week, from Monday 18 May, the HRC at Fosse Cross near Cirencester will re-open. Social distancing measures will be in place to help keep visitors and staff safe and crucially anyone with covid-19 symptoms and those in self-isolating households MUST NOT visit. To limit the number of people on-site at Fosse Cross pre-booking will be required and vehicles should only have drivers wherever possible – a maximum of one passenger is permitted if you need help to unload your waste and recycling. The booking system has a limited number of timed slots available each day for visitors to select and only a 7 day window will be available to book at any one time. Bookings can only be made online. Visitors are asked to only bring to site what they can safely unload themselves as site staff need to social distance so will not be able to help with unloading. The re-use shop is closed and some recycling bins may be unavailable. For an up to date list of materials which can be accepted at the site please refer online to Gloucestershire Recycles. As part of the phased re-opening of the county’s HRCs, plans for the safe operation of the remaining sites at Oak Quarry near Coleford and Pyke Quarry, Horsley are underway with the aim of re-opening them by the end of May. Everyone should keep using their kerbside waste collection service, which the local councils are working hard to keep running, for their recycling, garden and food waste and general waste. Councillor Nigel Moor, cabinet member responsible for waste said: “I’m really pleased with the way things have gone so far. We have already taken around 6,000 car bookings for the period from 11 to 29 of May for Hempsted and Wingmoor Farm and although there was some queueing on the first day we made some adjustments and now things are running well. “I want to thank our site visitors for using the new booking system, and for following the necessary guidelines. This gives us confidence that we can now re-open Fosse Cross HRC. We will keep fine tuning the system to ensure things continue to run as smoothly as possible.” The HRC online booking system can be found here www.gloucestershirerecycles.com/.
Issued by – Communications team, Gloucestershire County Council, 01452 427554, email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
Update from Glos Constabulary Although crime generally has dropped significantly the organised crime groups have started to reactivate. There have been a few incidents within the Cotswolds and neighboring force areas where Co-ops have been targeted and 4x4/ quad bikes have been stolen to commit this type of crime.
As per usual we ask for residents to keep vigilant and report suspicious vehicles via 101 or 999 if you witness a crime being committed. ... See MoreSee Less
At the Annual Meeting of the Town Council held this evening (on Zoom), Cllr James Nicholls was elected by his fellow Councillors to the office of Mayor of Fairford and Cllr Richard Harrison was elected to the office of Deputy Mayor. James thanked Cllr Steve Boulton, who stepped down after 3 years as Mayor, for doing a superb job whilst in office. Steve remains a Councillor.
The Council is very much looking forward to tackling whatever the future throws its way and serving Fairford in all the ways it can. Look out for more Council news in the June edition of the Newsletter coming through your door later this month. ... See MoreSee Less
Our Deputy Mayor, Cllr James Nicholls along with our Town Crier, Andy Stopka & Volunteer Coordinator Gillian Stopka delivering cake and a surprise visit for a resident who was worried about being alone on VE Day - she reached out via BBC Radio West Midlands (she was born in Birmingham) and Fairford stepped up in the way that Fairford always does. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Good Morning #Gloucestershire - Due to the heavy rain, lots of surface water and flooded roads, driving conditions are challenging. Please drive adjust your driving accordingly and drive with due care and attention
Springfield Road #Quenington - Carriageway patching work taking place Weds 15th & Fri 17th May. A road closure will be in place 0700 - 1900 daily whilst the work is undertaken. A diversion will be in place for the duration of the work #yourhighways
We are seeking nominations for our Fairford Festival Young Ambassador 2019-20 to recognise and honour young people in our community who have gone the extra mile to make a difference. To find out more http://www.fairfordfestival.org.uk/fairford-young-ambassadors-programme/