Photo: Near Ruscombe Brook
Recycling: Overnight snow has caused problems so there will be no waste or recycling collections tomorrow (Thursday) - the day most in this area get collected. On Friday they will collect rubbish scheduled for Thursday collection, and on Saturday they will collect Friday's scheduled collections. Depending on conditions, this information is subject to change. Additionally, until conditions improve, the council is unable to deal with any further requests for bulky refuse collections.
The latest information will appear, as usual, on the council's website at www.stroud.gov.uk and be publicised via BBC Radio Gloucestershire, Heart FM radio and local news websites.
Grit: apparently grit is still being used to do private drives- this maybe appropriate if
the person is an essential worker or in an emergency but residents are meant to supply their own grit not use stuff for our roads and footpaths. There have been particular problems in Whiteshill and apparently similar problems in neighbouring Pitchcombe and indeed Brockworth. Notices are going up now saying:
SALT FOR USE ON PUBLIC ROADS IN WHITESHILL & RUSCOMBE ONLY - Do not take for use on private drivewaysSnow fun: see previous blog here - please ask sledgers to take rubbish away with them - already an assortment of road signs, plastic bags and sheets of plastic in all colours has had to be removed by folk - indeed I already have half a black bag of stuff from fields around Bread Street today.
Help offered: a neighbour of mine with a car that is nearly a 4x4 has offered to help any local folk who get stuck for stuff like shopping - call me if you need help - similarly the District Council and many others are offering services - a few days ago Cllr Sarah Lunnon helped get some Council 4x4s to help rescue residents who got trapped at a days service in Stroud.