SNOW: Waste collections run by Cotswold District Council and Ubico Ltd cancelled for the rest of the week

ALL waste collections for the Cotswolds have been cancelled for the remainder of the week.

While most main roads are clear of snow and ice, smaller roads and paths remain hazardous and as a result Cotswold District Council’s waste contractor Ubico Ltd has cancelled all collections due to take place this week.

Three emergency waste pick-up points have been set up at Cirencester lorry park on Old Cricklade Road, the car park on High Street, Fairford and the offices of Lechlade town council on Oak Street.

These will be open from 8am until 2pm from tomorrow until Friday and are for non-recyclable waste only.

Residents are asked to only visit these sites during these opening times and not leave bags when they are closed.

All residents whose collections were cancelled as a result of the snow will also be able to leave any waste and recycling next to their bin to be collected on their next scheduled collection date.

Recyclable waste can also be taken to recycling banks around the district.

CDC cabinet member for the environment Cllr David Fowles (Con, Hampton) said he hoped the emergency points would help residents.

“Obviously it is very frustrating when their bins are not emptied, but we have to minimise the risk to the general public, property owners and Ubico staff,” he said.

“We are aiming to get back on track with the double collections and trust that residents will understand our concerns about safety during this exceptionally icy weather.

“I must also point out that people can also use the Household Recycling Centre at Fosse Cross and our recycling banks across the district if they want to offload their waste and recycling earlier than the double collection dates.”

Household recycling centres across Gloucestershire are open seven days a week from 9am to 6.15pm.

Anyone wishing to deposit waste from vans, pick-up trucks or trailers larger than 6ft by 4ft must call ahead on 0845 602 9344.

Any queries regarding CDC collections should be directed to the waste hotline on 01285 623 123.

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3:07pm Tue 22 Jan 13

PSPR65 says...

So, they can't come to us but we're expected to go to them? Hmmm £1500 council tax - I don't think so!
So, they can't come to us but we're expected to go to them? Hmmm £1500 council tax - I don't think so! PSPR65

4:02pm Tue 22 Jan 13

emma_1990 says...

I'm glad this has happened, driving the lorries in these conditions would not have been safe and the workers should not be expected to run on the ice as the risk of injury would be high.
I'm glad this has happened, driving the lorries in these conditions would not have been safe and the workers should not be expected to run on the ice as the risk of injury would be high. emma_1990

6:48pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Crispin Mount says...

For a refund on your Council Tax given the the lack of a statutory service residents should write to:

David Neudegg (p/t)
Chief Executive Officer
Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Glos.

Copy in Eric Pickles as he wants Councils to restore weekly bin collections whilst we have to put up with ,,,,er, monthly.
For a refund on your Council Tax given the the lack of a statutory service residents should write to: David Neudegg (p/t) Chief Executive Officer Cotswold District Council Trinity Road Cirencester Glos. Copy in Eric Pickles as he wants Councils to restore weekly bin collections whilst we have to put up with ,,,,er, monthly. Crispin Mount

6:57pm Tue 22 Jan 13

emma_1990 says...

Once they don't collect our rubbish on time and there's a reaction like this. Considering they worked every weekend over Christmas to keep up with the collections it's not as if they don't work hard.
Once they don't collect our rubbish on time and there's a reaction like this. Considering they worked every weekend over Christmas to keep up with the collections it's not as if they don't work hard. emma_1990

8:51pm Tue 22 Jan 13

daver22 says...

Its not the failure to collect, it is the principle, we pay an inordinate amount for a **** poor service over all services.

£4 per day including weekends and what do we see for it? lousy roads, unkempt weeds on the streets, no street cleaning regularly rather than once a quarter at best.

they want our cash but don't fund essential services preferring to increase the salaries of management!
Its not the failure to collect, it is the principle, we pay an inordinate amount for a **** poor service over all services. £4 per day including weekends and what do we see for it? lousy roads, unkempt weeds on the streets, no street cleaning regularly rather than once a quarter at best. they want our cash but don't fund essential services preferring to increase the salaries of management! daver22

4:22pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Jessica Rabbit says...

emma_1990 wrote:
Once they don't collect our rubbish on time and there's a reaction like this. Considering they worked every weekend over Christmas to keep up with the collections it's not as if they don't work hard.
They worked every weekend over Christmas???? I'm sure MILLIONS of other people did too.... I reckon, MILLIONS worked Christmas day and Boxing day when they didn't really want to as well.... What would happen if the emergency services failed to attend because of a bit of snow... what about their safety?? For Pete's sake, I'm now speechless...
[quote][p][bold]emma_1990[/bold] wrote: Once they don't collect our rubbish on time and there's a reaction like this. Considering they worked every weekend over Christmas to keep up with the collections it's not as if they don't work hard.[/p][/quote]They worked every weekend over Christmas???? I'm sure MILLIONS of other people did too.... I reckon, MILLIONS worked Christmas day and Boxing day when they didn't really want to as well.... What would happen if the emergency services failed to attend because of a bit of snow... what about their safety?? For Pete's sake, I'm now speechless... Jessica Rabbit

5:42am Thu 24 Jan 13

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum says...

"I'm now speechless...”

Well Jessica, thats the amazing part of this thread!!
"I'm now speechless...” Well Jessica, thats the amazing part of this thread!! Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum

9:07am Thu 24 Jan 13

Council Taxpayer says...

If, as some experts predict, Britain can expect more severe winters in future as a result or changing weather patterns, CDC needs to urgently review its strategy to avoid this type of fiasco happening every year.
The truth is that a few inches of snow - the sort they experience constantly at this time of year in other northern Eueopeqn countries - has caused our local council to shut up shop and batten down the hatches.
Cllr Fowles, the man responsible for CDC's disastrous parking policy, really should reconsider his position. Stopping all collections throughout the district for the whole week suggests panic and a lack of concern for local taxpayers when it should have been entirely possible with sensible planning to run a curtailed service with collections continuing in areas where streets are passable.
Even on ungritted roads, commercial delivery trucks have been turning up on time with their drivers doing a sterling job. Many schools have remained upen because of the dedication of staff and, in general, people have still gone about their business.
Some households will now go for an entire month without a full collection. I am sure Cllr Fowles has not shut up his little shop and post office at Poulton so why has he done so at CDC?
If, as some experts predict, Britain can expect more severe winters in future as a result or changing weather patterns, CDC needs to urgently review its strategy to avoid this type of fiasco happening every year. The truth is that a few inches of snow - the sort they experience constantly at this time of year in other northern Eueopeqn countries - has caused our local council to shut up shop and batten down the hatches. Cllr Fowles, the man responsible for CDC's disastrous parking policy, really should reconsider his position. Stopping all collections throughout the district for the whole week suggests panic and a lack of concern for local taxpayers when it should have been entirely possible with sensible planning to run a curtailed service with collections continuing in areas where streets are passable. Even on ungritted roads, commercial delivery trucks have been turning up on time with their drivers doing a sterling job. Many schools have remained upen because of the dedication of staff and, in general, people have still gone about their business. Some households will now go for an entire month without a full collection. I am sure Cllr Fowles has not shut up his little shop and post office at Poulton so why has he done so at CDC? Council Taxpayer

3:05pm Fri 25 Jan 13

andrew.carpenter says...

Fine by me. With the recent addition of plastic recycling, my wheelie bin is currently not even half full after 2 weeks. It will easily be able to accommodate 4 weeks worth of non-recyclable waste. My blue cardboard sacks will also be good and full, as well as my recycling box.
Fine by me. With the recent addition of plastic recycling, my wheelie bin is currently not even half full after 2 weeks. It will easily be able to accommodate 4 weeks worth of non-recyclable waste. My blue cardboard sacks will also be good and full, as well as my recycling box. andrew.carpenter

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