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Update on Funding Bid for the Bristol Road Station, Stonehouse

29 May 2013 at 13:13

The Town Council through the hard work of Councillor Watt and the Town Clerk Gill Jennings have submitted a scheme prioritisation proforma in an attempt to provide funding for the re-opening of Bristol Road Station.

The Council feel it is important to protect the site from development in order to preserve a future railway stop to link Stonehouse, Stroud, Quedgeley and environs to employment centres such as Bristol, to provide an alternative route in the event of a motorway catastrophe and to ensure sustainability. 

The scheme has the support of MP Neil Carmichael, Stroud District Council, Stagecoach, First Great Western, Network Rail, Wycliffe College, and others.  The scheme would potentially link with another scheme proposed by Stroud District Council for Ocean Bridge. 

Scheme prioritisation proformas are available to view at: http://www.gltb.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=113439

If you wish to support the scheme please write to the Town Clerk before the closing date of 10th June 2013.

Tags: Bristol Road Station | Neil Carmichael | Stroud District Council

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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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