Advanced notice of a temporary road closure


Gloucestershire County Council intend to make an order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to temporarily close part of the U40442 The Wharf Coombe Hill from its junction with Tewkesbury Road to a point 100 metres North West of its junction with Tewkesbury Road for a distance of approximately 100metres.The reason for the closure is to allow the inspection of Openreach chambers. The road is expected to be closed from 22:00 on the 4thMay 2021 until 06:00 on the 5thMay 2021onlyor until the works have been completed. For further information, please contact Gloucestershire Highways on 08000 514 514or Alternative Route –Not applicable. Pedestrian access to premises on or next to the road and emergency access will be maintained. DATED: 15th April 2021 for Assistant Director Legal Services EB/72337Legal Services, Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester GL1 2TG

Neighbourhood Development Plan

Have your say on planning policies for The Leigh Parish. Review our draft plan on line and complete the Questionaire on line.  The review period is until March 14th 2021.  If you require any more information please either email or phone our Parish Clerk–Kate Tilling–  email  tel  07816 749809

Christmas Refuse and Recycling collection information from TBC

In this notice you’ll find all our Christmas and New Year collection information including any day changes (eg day changes or where some services are not running). All collection information is on our collection day postcode look up at

Friday collections: running 1 or 2 days early

Most of the collection changes are where collections are a day later. However, this year has one slight change from previous years, as the bank holidays straddle a weekend for Christmas day and Boxing day, we have needed to bring forward the collections that would otherwise take place on the Friday (25th December in this case). Normally for bank holidays we run a day later but this wasn’t possible this day. Where this is happening, the refuse is 2 days earlier on the Wednesday and the blue bins are a day earlier on the Thursday. This is only for the collections that would normally take place on a Friday – see the table below for the other collection information.

To ensure residents are aware of this change, in addition to the collection calendars they have received, online calendar and also the information in Borough News, a sticker will be put on every bin out for collection this Friday by the collection crews stating when that bin’s next collection is. So if their blue bin would normally be collected on the Friday 25th, its Thursday 24th if its green bin week, its Wednesday 23rd. This week is their last collection of that bin before the day change so they will get the reminder this week. (Sticker size below has been reduced in size it is a bit bigger than that). We’ll also do some social media beforehand to get the message out. Its really important residents know this, Ubico will not be returning for bins not put out on the right day. They will be logging this like they usually do when bins are not out on time or on the right day.

Additional collection information:

Some days the food and garden waste collections are not running in order to make sure we have enough vehicles to collect the refuse and recycling. This will be collected the following scheduled collection.

Brown bins: Some days these collections are not running as the vehicles are carrying out the refuse or recycling bank holiday catch ups. Residents can put a Christmas Tree out along side their brown bin after the festivities to make up for a non scheduled collection. Check your specific calendar to see if your collection is affected.

Food waste – we advise residents to avoid wasting food as much as possible and get creative with edible leftovers. Where a collection is not happening for a week, to double wrap it and put it out for the next scheduled food waste collection. We discourage putting it in the green bin but if the resident doesn’t have enough space in a caddy then this could be a last resort.

Treecycle 2021

Once the festivities are over and Christmas trees are taken down, they can be recycled at the kerbside for garden waste / brown bin customers, booked in at the Household Recycling Centres (Wingmoor or Hempsted are our closest) or taken to a number of Treecycle local drop off points for recycling. Our garden waste club vehicles will go round and collect the trees from the Treecycle locations.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Julie Davies

Waste Contracts Manager

Usual collection day

Revised collection date

Monday 21 December

All collections as normal

Tuesday 22 December

All collections as normal

Wednesday 23 December

All collections as normal except garden waste collections will not be taking place

Thursday 24 December

All collections as normal except garden waste collections will not be taking place

Friday 25 December

If you would normally have a refuse collection scheduled, it will be collected 2 days earlier on Wednesday 23 December

If you would normally have a recycling collection scheduled, it will be collected 1 day earlier on Thursday 24 December

There will be no food or garden waste collections if your bin day would normally fall on Friday 25th December  

Monday 28 December

Refuse collection will be collected a day later on Tuesday 29 December

Recycling collections will be collected 2 days later on Wednesday 30 December

There will be no food or garden waste collections if your bin day would normally fall on Monday 28 December

Tuesday 29 December

All collections as normal except garden waste collections will not be taking place

Wednesday 30 December

All collections as normal except garden waste collections will not be taking place

Thursday 31 December

All collections as normal

Friday 1 January

Saturday 2 January

Monday 4 January

All collections are back to normal