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Stroud District Council Improves Recycling Facilities

25 April 2013 at 09:52

Stroud District Council has made further imporvements to its seven existing recycling facilities. With the exception of Cainscross, each recycling site now:-

  • has a large easy to read coloured banner identifying all the materials that can be recycled
  • offers residents the ability to recycle household electrical items – known in the waste industry as ‘Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment’ or ‘WEEE’.

Please note! A ‘WEEE’ bank and sign will be sited at Cainscross within the next two to three weeks – unfortunately the delay could not be helped

Details of the types of the items that can be accepted at these banks can be found on our website www.stroud.gov.uk/recycling but examples would include hair dryers, electric toys, electric kitchen appliances, remote controls, toasters, kettles and irons. The banks will be emptied every 2 weeks by a subcontractor to Veolia called Computer Salvage Solutions (CSS), who will also be fully responsible for the maintenance of the banks at no extra cost to the Council. The WEEE collected from the banks will be recycled by CSS at their facility in Newbury. The items will be shredded to recover precious raw materials which are usually exported to Europe or Asia where they are used to manufacture new products. CSS does not export whole items, only raw materials.

Just to clarify, this scheme will be run alongside the Council’s free bulky collection service; WEEE items collected through this service will also be recycled.  If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me at Richard.coole@stroud.gov.uk

The seven bring sites that we run are listed below. With the exception of Cainscross which does not have a WEEE bank currently, every site has the same facilities.

  • Berkeley, Marybrook Street car park, GL13 9DB
  • Cainscross, Stroud District Council car park, GL5 4JW
  • Cam, Stroud District Council car park beside Tesco, GL11 5PS
  • Dursley, Kingshill Parade, GL11 4EJ
  • Stonehouse, High Street car park, GL10 2NG
  • Stroud, Cheapside car park, GL5 2AD
  • Nailsworth, The Old Market, GL6 0DU

Tags: Stroud District Council | Recycling | Stonehouse | Cam | Dursley | Nailsworth | Stroud

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Stonehouse Newt Count success, finding Great Crested and Smooth Newts

22 April 2013 at 09:47

The Newt count  last week was very successful with 35 newts found, 5 of which were Great Crested Newts, 2 males beautiful creatures, one was a gravid female, and the remainder 30 were Smooth Newts. It was well worth the early rise. There was a good turnout of people and it was very exciting. The newts live in the ponds opposite Stonehouse court where we are adopting the piece of land.

If you are interested in further wildlife events then join Stroud Valleys Project on a Bat Walk Saturday 27th April from 8pm-9.30pm at Lake at The Lawn, Cainscross. We will listen for bats using bat detectors, and hope to spot some flying. Please bring a torch and dress warmly.

Booking is recommended - 01453 753358 or email ivi@stroudvalleysproject.org  The Lake at The Lawn is on Cainscross Rd (A419) just after Cainscross roundabout, opposite DA Cooke Heating and next to Marlimg School playing field. Visit www.stroudvalleysproject.org or call 01453 753358

On Sunday 28th there is a Bluebell walk in Standish woods. Experience Spring Magic and learn about the difference between our native English Blueball and the Spanish Hybrids then come along for this Spring treat.

Tags: Newts | Stonehouse

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Public Consultation - Plan to redevelop the Old Station Yard

05 April 2013 at 10:38

GRAFTON GROUP PLC IS PROPOSING TO REDEVELOP THE OLD STATION YARD, BRISTOL ROAD, STONEHOUSE FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

As part of the process of preparing proposals for the site, Graftons are keen to obtain the views and opinions of the local community.

Local residents are invited to view draft plans which will be on display at a public consultation exhibition. This will take place at The Stonehouse Community Centre, Laburnum Walk on Wednesday 10th April between 2.30pm - 7.30pm.

Several members of the development team will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have relating to the development.

For those unable to attend, plans will be available to view at www.brookesmithplanning.com/consultation from Wednesday 3rd April and any comments/questions can be forwarded to consultation@brookesmithplanning.com by 5.30pm on 19th April.

All comments will be very much appreciated and will be taken into consideration when the proposals are finalised for submission to Stroud district council.

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