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Release date: 2 March 2018

Cotswold District Council has suspended waste and recycling collections scheduled for today Friday 2 March.

Despite facing challenging conditions throughout this week, crews from Ubico Ltd have managed to complete all scheduled collections up until yesterday (Thursday 1 March) with the exception of a handful of areas where steep inclines have made it too difficult for vehicles to gain traction.

Given the risk of compacted ice and snow on some pavements and roads, there will be no weekend catch-up for households scheduled to receive a collection on 2 March. Those residents may wish to leave their refuse and recycling at the kerbside on Friday as usual on the basis that it will be picked up as soon as possible. The Ubico crews are hoping to tackle this backlog on Monday 5 March, as well as their usual scheduled pick-ups. We would remind everyone due a collection on Monday 5 March (including those waiting for a catch up) to place their refuse and recycling at the kerbside by 7 am at the very latest.

Cllr Sue Coakley, CDC Cabinet Member for Environment, is full of praise for the crews:

“We have been getting very positive feedback about the Ubico workers this week. Many residents didn’t expect them to be able to make collections in their neighbourhoods, and it is laudable that they have managed to stay on top of a busy workload during such adverse weather.

“Current weather forecasts indicate that temperatures will return to somewhere near seasonal averages next week. Hopefully, these warmer conditions will herald a return to ‘business as usual’ for waste and recycling collections across the Cotswolds.”

For the latest updates on our waste and recycling collection schedules please see www.cotswold.gov.uk or phone the waste hotline 01285 623123 during normal office hours (Monday to Friday).




Checking on vulnerable people during the cold weather

Is there a vulnerable person nearby that might need some extra help during the cold weather?

Public sector agencies are experiencing high demand for services at the moment. Can you help us by checking on a neighbour or someone who lives nearby that might need some extra help?

Check if they are feeling well, help them stock up on food supplies and make sure they have any medication they need.

If you normally have care in your own home, you may experience some delays or changes in timing of calls due to the weather and travel conditions. If you have any concerns about your existing care arrangements contact your care provider directly.

If you’re worried about someone who is sleeping rough, contact the county’s outreach team via Streetlink www.streetlink.org.uk or call 0300 500 0914. During very bad weather like we are experiencing at the moment, Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is enacted which provides a safe shelter for anyone who is spending the night outside.

For advice on keeping warm and well please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/winterhealth/Pages/KeepWarmKeepWell.aspx

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