A FREE removal service for flood-damaged goods in the Cotswolds is being operated by the district council’s waste collector, Ubico Ltd.

Teams from Cotswold District Council have been working in partnership with members of Cirencester Town Council, the Environment Agency and the Emergency Services to alleviate the effects of flooding around the Hereward Road area of Cirencester over the weekend.

There were also reported problems in Moreton-in-Marsh and South Cerney and the Abbey Grounds car park in Cirencester is inaccessible due to flooding today. Permit holders are advised to use the Waterloo Car Park until the water subsides.

Sandbags were made available to residents and a rest centre was opened at Cotswold Leisure, Cirencester on Sunday in case any families needed a safe place to shelter. In the event the rest centre was not needed.

CDC is encouraging residents to call suppliers direct to request sandbags. Suppliers details are available at cotswold.gov.uk Ubico has reported that it is able to operate normally today and there have been no disruptions to scheduled collections.

For the free collection of flood-damaged goods call 01285 623000 to request a pick-up.