March, 2020

FROM THE COMMUNICATIONS TEAM OF COTSWOLD DISTRICT COUNCIL

Join District Council Leader, Cllr Joe Harris, at 3:30 pm for a Facebook LIVE Q&A about the Council’s response to the Coronavirus and support available for residents and local businesses.

The Council is holding it’s first Q&A surgery for residents of the Cotswolds on Facebook today at 3:30 pm. Leader of the Council, Cllr Joe Harris will host the event and will be joined by Cllr Andrew Doherty, Cabinet Member for Waste and Recycling. There will also be a message from Cllr Jenny Forde, Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Public Safety. Tune in to the event LIVE by following Cotswold District Council on Facebook. If you would like to ask a question, please post your questions to us on Facebook or email joe.harris@cotswold.gov.uk 

Get Connected

Communication • Entertainment • Staying Safe

We want to empower people, who’ve lived happily for years without technology, to learn how to use their iPads and iPhones properly.

We all have friends and family who’ve temporarily had to self-isolate, so we’ve created a short self-help video for the Silver Surfers. GET CONNECTED is for anyone with an iPhone/iPad who’d like to understand how to access a wide variety of entertainment/communication options.

GET CONNECTED is a short 40 minute video, which has been broken into 5 snackable chapters. Watch the whole video in one go (above).

Or chapter by chapter (hover over each title and click) with some written information to accompany each video.

FROM GLOUCESTERSHIRE CONSTABULARY

It is vitally important that we adhere to the rules regarding leaving our homes in this current situation, therefore the Neighbourhood Policing team will be conducting vehicle checks to ensure people are being responsible with their travel. On top of this we will be checking on the most vulnerable in our communities.

Message from Andy Baker (Police, Constable, Cirencester)


FROM NATIONAL FRAUD & CRIME REPORTING CENTRE

Action Fraud have received reports of #COVID19 related scams. The majority relate to the online sale of protective items such as facemasks and other items in short supply due to the outbreak, that don’t exist..
 
https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/coronavirus-related-fraud-reports


GREEN BINS COLLECTION UPDATE!

COTSWOLD DISTRICT COUNCIL – Garden Waste Collections has been suspended from 26 March 2020 due to a number of waste collection staff being required to self-isolate. To read their message in detail, please click HERE.

DAGLINGWORTH PARISH COUNCIL – Councillors are trying to find somewhere in the village where they could put small amounts of garden waste temporarily while this suspension is in place. Please visit this website for further information on this matter.


From the Communications Team of Gloucestershire County Council:

To read the latest UPDATE on COVID-19, please click HERE. There are many links that parishioners might find useful.


From Cllr Andrew Doherty (Cotswold District Council):

Ubico has had to suspend the garden waste service. They have a 20% shortage of staff and no longer have enough experienced drivers available for vehicles on all collection routes, so priority is being given to drivers on the main (statutory) collection services. All other collections are continuing as normal for the moment. Further updates and advice will be posted https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/bins-and-recycling/

People should increase their home composting and/or reduce the amount of garden waste produced. Lawns are the usual problem – mowing less, planting more wildflower meadow areas, leaving more areas to grow long and only picking up the cuttings every other mow (which lets it dry on the ground before it goes in the compost) all help. If residents don’t have a compost heap now would be an excellent time to start one.
Gloucestershire County Council has already closed the Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) so green waste cannot be taken there.

Residents should not put garden waste in the black wheelie bin – excessive wet waste is a problem for the operation of the “Energy from Waste” (Javelin Park Incinerator) plant where all Gloucestershire’s black bin waste goes. Garden waste in the black wheelie bin will not be accepted.

For Gloucestershire County Council advice on COVID-19, please click here.


Important Notice:

Please note that the PARISH COUNCIL MEETING on 24TH MARCH is CANCELLED due to the government’s coronavirus restrictions.


Important Notice:

In view of the Coronovirus Pandemic, it has been decided to postpone the VE Day Tea Party scheduled for 8 May 2020.


Daglingworth Parish Council Announcement

We are seeking a new Parish Clerk from June. If you are interested, please contact Graham White on 01285 652543, or by email, grahamwhite@btinternet.co.uk


Daglingworth Parish Council Meeting

The next meeting of Daglingworth Parish Council will be held on Tuesday, 24th March 2020, at 7:30pm. All Welcome!


Church of the Holy Rood, Daglingworth

You are invited to come and celebrate MOTHERHOOD on MOTHERING SUNDAY, the 22nd of MARCH, at 11.00am. Canon Karen Schmidt will take the service, followed by Cakes and Coffee. We do hope you can join us. Everyone is welcome.


Save the date for the VE Day Village Tea Party on Friday, 8th May 2020 (the Early May Bank Holiday) to celebrate and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. Music and songs by Lucky Penny.