Following the information sent out to households recently from Stroud District Council outlining proposed changes to refuse collections, new bins are due to be delivered to Woodchester in the week beginning the 12th September, although this should only be used as a guide.
For those residents receiving a wheeled bin for their rubbish (landfill waste), their food waste bin and kitchen caddy will be placed inside the bin along with an information leaflet detailing the new service. There will be a sticker on top of the wheeled bin advising residents not to use the containers until 1st November. For residents receiving sacks instead of wheeled bins, the sacks will be left with the food waste bin, kitchen caddy and information leaflet as close to the property as possible.
During August, the Elections Team at Stroud District Council will be sending out Household Enquiry forms to 52,600 properties in the district asking residents to confirm or update their details for the electoral register which will be republished on the 1 December 2016.
The annual canvass is important because residents who are not on the register will be unable to vote in any future elections. Many people also do not realise that their credit score may be affected if they are not registered at their current address and may have difficulty obtaining credit or opening a bank account.
This year residents are encouraged to respond either by telephone or text if they do not have any changes to their details or online, where changes can be made, using a unique security code To ensure as many people register as possible, legislation requires us to employ canvassers during October and November to visit those properties which have not yet returned their canvass forms.
Please make sure you return your canvass form to avoid a visit!
An entry form for printing can be found here. All pre-booking forms should be handed in at the Village Shop. Entries will be accepted on the day, but the fee will be double! Please try to get your form in on time!
The minutes of the last Parish Council meeting held on 7th July are now available.
Please click here for a list of classes for the Produce and Dog Show to be held on the 10th September.
On Friday 1 July 2016, Woodchester will remember the start of the Battle of the Somme. Anyone interested in joining us for a few minutes is requested to arrive at the War Memorial (between North and South Woodchester) at 7:15 am. A whistle will be blown at 7:30 am to be followed by two minutes silence. More information here.