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John Lewis at Home helps Hop Skip and Jump

Swindon-based charity Hop Skip & Jump received a welcome contribution this week thanks to the arrival of some ex-display furniture from John Lewis.
The charity, which offers care and respite to families and children with special needs, is currently fundraising to build a new centre for disabled children in Swindon.

Go green with the Council’s waste service in 2009

Spring into action in 2009 and join the thousands who are signing up to Cotswold District Council’s successful garden waste collection service.

Help to keep the Cotswolds clean and tidy

Litter-pickers across the Cotswolds will be doing their bit this spring to keep their towns and villages clean and tidy.

Cotswold District Council's annual 'Spring Clean' event allows community groups to get out and improve the appearance of their town or village by targeting known litter hot-spots within their area.

The North Cotswold Freecycle Group is growing daily

The North Cotswold Freecycle Group was set up in September 2006 and is a branch of an incredibly fast-growing International Freecycle movement, which began in Tucson, Arizona, USA on 1st May 2003. The North Cotswold group now boasts over 1500 members and is growing daily.

Cold snap sparks Cotswold District Council warning over food containers

Cotswold District Council is warning householders that it may not be possible to collect some of their food waste if it becomes frozen solid to the inside of their food waste containers after a severe frost.

Cotswold waste team working hard with bin deliveries

Cotswold District Council is working hard to deliver bins to the small number of households in the District which have yet to receive their containers for the new waste and recycling collection service.

Cotswold recycling rates rocket during first week of new waste service

Recycling soared by 30% in the first week of Cotswold District Council’s new waste collection service.

More than 140 tonnes of recyclables were collected last week compared to just over 110 tonnes under the old service a fortnight previously.

During the same five days, the amount of non-recyclable landfill waste collected has fallen by more than 50%.

Cllr Mark Tufnell, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “The overriding aim of the new service is to reduce the amount of rubbish we send to landfill sites and to increase the amount of waste we recycle, so these initial figures ar

Start date announced for new Cotswold waste service

Cotswold District Council’s new waste and recycling collection service will be fully up and running from Monday, 23rd June.

The weekly collection of food waste and weekly charged-for collection of garden waste for composting began in April. Now, the Council is ready to introduce the final elements of the waste service redesign.

Recycling boost for north Cotswold residents

Keen recyclers in the north Cotswolds have received a welcome boost from Council officials. Gloucestershire residents have been given official confirmation that they can use the Household Recycling Centre at Shipston-on-Stour, which is just across the county border in Warwickshire.

Weekly Cotswold garden waste service starts April 21st

Cotswold District Council’s new weekly charged-for garden waste collection service will start from Monday, 21st April, and food waste will also be collected across much of the District from that date.

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