Vaccination drop in sessions

The link below is provided by the NHS and gives a list of Vaccination Drop-In sessions at numerous locations throughout the county.Please click on the link to find the nearest location to you and the vaccinations on offer and who can attend etc.The list is continually being updated by the NHS as and when new sessions have been organised so please check on a daily basis if you are trying to find one near to you at a time to suit you.https://covid19.glos.nhs.uk/vaccinations/#link-dropin

Recycle, don’t burn – please think of your neighbours and the environment

Smoke from bonfires can cause problems for people with underlying health conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and heart conditions.

Bonfires can be annoying to neighbours, cause air pollution, be a hazard to road users, and cause a fire hazard if they are close to trees or fences.

However, there are alternatives for cardboard, garden waste and real Christmas trees.

As long as cardboard fits in your recycling box, and excess cardboard is left out in pieces, reduced down to approximately the size of your green box and placed tidily underneath or next to the recycling box on collection day, it will be taken away.

If you have real Christmas tree, Stroud District Council is once again supporting the Longfield hospice Christmas tree recycling scheme.

For a minimum donation of £10 your Christmas tree will be collected from your home and the money raised will help support people with life limiting illnesses.

Registration is now open until 3 January. Book at www.charityxmastreecollection.com

Stroud District Council also runs a garden waste recycling service which re-starts in February 2022. Find out if you are eligible to subscribe here: https://www.stroud.gov.uk/apps/garden-waste-collection-service

Or you can take garden waste to Household Waste and Recycling Centre, such as Pyke Quarry near Horsley, run by Gloucestershire County Council. It is normally open six days a week (closed on Wednesdays) and will be closed on December 25 and 26 and January 1.To book a visit: https://www.gloucestershirerecycles.com/

Some garden waste and household waste is suitable for composting. Further information about home composting can be found on www.recyclenow.com.

So, if you’re thinking of making a bonfire over the festive period, please think about the impact it may have on your neighbours first.

More information: https://www.stroud.gov.uk/environment/environmental-health/pollution-and-nuisance/bonfires-and-smoke-smoke-control

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Background Information

Stroud District Council is led by a cooperative alliance of the Labour, Green and Liberal Democrat parties.

For media inquiries contact

pressoffice@stroud.gov.uk

New footpath steps installed

In November 2021 the group put in steps on the footpath that goes from Hawkley Farmhouse, at the very bottom of Fidges Lane, up towards Lypiatt. The group help manage the numerous footpaths we have within the Ward. Working in conjunction with the Cotswold volunteers to clear and maintain footpaths and repair/replacement of styles and gates. Do contact the clerk if you are interested in joining.

How to report a rural wildlife or heritage crime

Rural, wildlife and heritage crime can have a significant impact on our local communities. At Gloucestershire Constabulary, we are committed to tackling these crimes that take place in your area.

Rural crime is any incident that effects agriculture, livestock, equine and heritage sites. It can also include environmental crime, such as illegal waste dumping and fly tipping.

Wildlife crime on the other hand is any activity that goes against legislation that protects wild animals and plants within the UK, such as poaching and hare coursing.

This year, we introduced some new online reporting forms to make it easier for you to tell us where and when these crimes are happening.

To report a rural, wildlife or heritage crime, or if you have information about where a crime is going to take place, then please tell us through our dedicated online reporting forms linked below. The information you provide could be crucial in helping to stop these crimes from happening again.

To report a rural or heritage crime: https://bit.ly/GlosRRHC

To report a wildlife crime: https://bit.ly/GlosRWC

To tell us about a possible rural, wildlife or heritage crime: https://bit.ly/GlosPRWHC

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Brimscombe port redevelopment update

Update on Brimscombe Port Redevelopment – Demolition Contractor Appointed and

Procurement Process Begins

Stroud District Council has now procured and appointed Haywood Crushing Demolition Ltd

to undertake the demolition of the buildings at Brimscombe Port, the physical start of the

redevelopment of the site.

Demolition work began w/c 25 October 2021 with the site being secured and is

programmed to take 16 weeks. The Listed Mill building will remain and continue to be

occupied by the Council’s commercial tenants together with the Listed Salt House.

We appreciate that local residents may understandably be concerned over the potential

disruption the demolition works for this redevelopment may cause and hence neighbouring

properties have already received a letter detailing the works and will be kept informed as

works progress. We have outlined some key information below.

Traffic management

It should be noted that the Public Right of Way (PRoW) across the site will be closed

during the demolition works, with a diversion in place. Neither vehicles nor pedestrians will

be able to pass through the site until the completion of demolition works in March 2022,

when the PRoW will be reinstated. Vehicles associated with the demolition works will be

routed through the main access into the Port site, and will be prohibited from driving down

Port Lane.

Car parking

Car parking on the Port will remain as it currently is, however, should any issues arise

regarding site security or access, this may be reassessed.

Asbestos

Removal of asbestos will be carried out in accordance with the Health and Safety

Executive (HSE) requirements. Full demolition surveys have already been carried out and

a method statement for the safe removal of asbestos will be submitted to the Planning

Authority for approval prior to any asbestos strip being undertaken.

The next step for the redevelopment of Brimscombe Port has started with the launch of the

process to select a developer to work with the Council to realise the vision for the Port.

The council is following the competitive dialogue procedure under the Public Contracts

Regulations 2015 (the Regulations). The Contracts Notice can be found here for those

wishing to bid.

Further information can also be found in the link below:

https://www.stroud.gov.uk/news-archive/developer-sought-for-brimscombe-port

Online reporting to say where you feel unsafe in Stroud

Ensuring you and your loved ones feel safe is a key focus for us within the Stroud Neighbourhood Policing Team.If you have experienced feeling unsafe in public, even if no crime has been committed, we’d like to you tell us through our new anonymous online reporting service called StreetSafe.StreetSafe allows you to pinpoint areas on a map where you feel unsafe and you can tell us the reasons why. Reasons can include environmental concerns (for example, poor street lighting, absence of CCTV, etc.) or behavioural concerns (for example, feelings of being followed, verbal harassment, etc.).The data you provide will help us to improve our approach to policing in your area. It will also enhance the way that we work with our partner agencies to ensure that you feel safer in Stroud as well as the wider county.Please visit the StreetSafe service to share your experiences.To raise any concerns within your neighbourhood or if you wish to contact your local officers directly, please visit Your Areaon our website and enter your postcode. If you need to report a non-emergency crime, please use our online crime reporting forms. In an emergency, always call 999

Kind regards,Paul Cruise, Inspector for Stroud Neighbourhood Policing.Email tracking gif

 

New technology helps council tenants report anti-social behaviour

Stroud District Council tenants were among the first in the country to benefit from new technology that helps combat anti-social behaviour.

The ASB App, commissioned by the Housing service, allows users to upload photos, video, audio and written evidence of anti-social behaviour.

The evidence gathered can be shared with council officers instantly, and is admissible as evidence in Court.

The service was launched during the first Covid-19 lockdown, and proved such a success that it has now become a permanent feature.

“Supporting vulnerable tenants is a duty we take very seriously, however this was particularly challenging during lockdown when officers were working from home,” said Stroud District Council Chair of Housing Committee, Cllr Mattie Ross.

“Gathering evidence of anti-social behaviour has always been time consuming and often difficult to do, so I’m delighted that tenants have reported how simple the ASB App is to use, and that it has helped evidence and resolve some difficult cases.”

Since its launch, the ASB App has been used by 28 council tenants who have registered 288 diary sheets, 88 photos, 121 videos and 125 sound recordings. In one case sufficient evidence was gathered for a Noise Abatement Notice to be served by SDC’s Environmental Health service.

The ASB App is available to council tenants by invitation.

If you’re a Stroud District Council tenant and are experiencing anti-social behaviour or hate crime, please tell us at housing.management@stroud.gov.uk or phone 01453 766321.

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