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South Gloucestershire to introduce more durable and environmentally friendly recycling boxes

Recycling in South Gloucestershire is set to become even more environmentally friendly following a decision taken by the council to replace the green and white bags for residents use for their recycling. Instead, additional green recycling boxes will be provided when bags need to be replaced.

The decision was made following a 12-week public consultation. Replacing the bags with boxes will further improve our environmental performance and follows the successful implementation of our council Waste Strategy, which has already seen an increase to weekly kerbside recycling collections and the introduction of smaller general waste bins, both measures which are helping to drive down the amount of waste sent to landfill and significantly increase the amount of material recycled.

The key focus of the proposal to replace the bags over time is to reduce the environmental impact of collections. The current bags are not themselves recyclable and as they deteriorate over time they release plastic fragments into the environment. Furthermore, they are manufactured overseas and have to be shipped to the UK. Therefore, in the interests of reducing plastic waste, improving sustainability and protecting our environment, it was proposed to discontinue use of the bags.

The green recycling boxes are also made from recycled plastic; they are much sturdier, which means they do not fragment and when damaged beyond use they can be recycled again with rigid/hard plastics. The boxes are also safer and easier for our collection crews to use because they can be hooked onto the side of collection vehicle to be emptied.

In addition, the bags have to be replaced more regularly than boxes as they deteriorate and blow away, so there are also potential cost savings for the council of around £100,000 per year.

Some residents already use boxes for all their recycling. However, those using the green and white bags alongside the green box can continue to do so. We will continue to provide the bags until the existing stock runs out. From that point, green boxes will be delivered to replace damaged or missing bags when requested by residents.

We recognise that some residents may have difficulty in moving boxes to the kerbside for collection. We already provide an assisted collection for those households where no resident is able to take their containers to the kerbside and this service is also available for those who need help putting out their boxes.

Cabinet Member for Communities and Tourism, Councillor Paul Hughes, said: “We all want to do our part to help preserve and protect our environment and so it makes sense to make our efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle as clean and as green as they can be.

“Moving to more environmentally sound boxes for recycling makes sense for the places we live, for the crews who collect our waste and potentially saves the council significant funds.

“Our success in delivering on our Waste Strategy – driving down waste sent to landfill and driving up the amounts we can divert to recycling – has always been a joint venture between the council and the community. I am sure that this will be just the latest and not the last time that we work together to keep South Gloucestershire clean and green.”

Residents are still asked to sort their recycling and group items together in the green boxes. Our collection system is based on households using green boxes and a food waste bin, if you need extra green boxes for your recycling you can order them free of charge at www.southglos.gov.uk/sortit or pick them up from our One Stop Shops and Sort It recycling centres.

Since the implementation of the council’s Waste Strategy 2015-2019, which saw the change to weekly recycling and smaller black bins, South Gloucestershire now recycles 51.6 per cent of all household waste. We have collected an extra 4,495 tonnes of recycling since January 2018, thanks to the efforts of our residents to recycle more.

Article 5506 | Published - March 22nd, 2019


Patchway Community Centre Redevelopment

Patchway Community Association  and Patchway Town Council would like to thank all the residents who came to the Consultation Evening on Monday March 18th to view the proposed plans for Patchway Community Centre.
Please click on the photos below to view the plans and please complete the questionaire by 10th April at the latest and return to Patchway Town Council Offices or via e-mail to clerk@patchwaytowncouncil.gov.uk . Full size plans are on display Monday to Friday in the Patchway Town Council Offices.Please click on the link www.patchwaytowncouncil.gov.uk
We welcome all your comments and suggestions .

 

 

Article 5497 | Published - March 19th, 2019


Patchway People March Edition 2019

Article 5453 | Published - February 27th, 2019


Patchway’s War Memorial

Patchway Town Council are pleased to unveil the Patchway War Memorial which commemorates the fallen heroes of World War One and World War Two.

This wall sit’s proudly with our existing remembrance monument and adjacent to the memorial garden and benches in Scott Park.

We would like to thank Mark Bryant of the 3D Print Shop for working tirelessly on this project for our community.

We encourage our residents to go and see the memorial in all it’s glory and to pay their respects to Patchway’s Fallen.

We will Remember Them

 

Article 5429 | Published - February 12th, 2019


Dog Theft

There have been several reports of attempted dog theft in Patchway and the surrounding areas on Social Media .

Please be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police on the 101 number.

 

Article 5404 | Published - January 25th, 2019


South Gloucestershire Council Traffic Review

South Gloucestershire Council are to undertake a review of road traffic in Patchway.

Patchway Town Council has asked for this to be carried out after hearing residents concerns regarding parking, speeding and rat racing.

This review will start in April 2019

 

Patchway area traffic survey

Article 5401 | Published - January 25th, 2019


Avon and Somerset Constabulary Notice

We’re urging people to be aware after a 77-year-old woman was scammed out of £3,200 when she was contacted by someone pretending to be one of her Facebook friends.

The ‘friend’ told the woman she had won money in a prize draw and sent a link to speak to a ‘claiming agent’ on Facebook messenger so she could get her prize.

The victim followed these instructions and was told she needed to purchase a £200 Amazon card to activate her winnings. She queried this by messaging whom she believed to be her friend and the reply was she had to do this too. So the victim purchased a £200 Amazon card and a took a photo of the codes, sending them to the account on Messenger.

These conversations continued daily with requests for more money from the victim. When she felt uneasy and questioned the integrity of the scheme, her ‘friend’ reassured her everything was okay and this was the same process she went through to claim her winnings. Over a period of 11 days, the victim spent just over £3,000 on iTunes cards and £200 on Amazon cards.

Please be aware of this scam and share this information with any family members of friends who could be vunerable to this crime.

If you believe you may have been a victim of fraud, then please don’t hesitate to contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2049, online:
https://www.actionfraid.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber… or call us on 101.

Article 5393 | Published - January 25th, 2019


Patchway People December 2018 Issue

Please click on the link for the December 2018 Edition of Patchway People December 2018 Final

Extra paper copies can be found in Patchway Library, Patchway Community Centre, Coniston Community Centre, Patchway Council offices on Rodway Road, and also South Gloucestershire Council offices on Rodway Road.

The Patchway People Editorial Team would like to wish all its readers and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Article 5336 | Published - December 12th, 2018


Personal banking at Post Offices

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Article 5318 | Published - November 23rd, 2018


War Memorial in Scott Park

These photographs show the planned upgrade to the War Memorial in Scott Park which will be carried out in time for the commemoration of the Centenary of the end of the First World War on Sunday 11 November, when the Beacon on The Tumps will be lit at 7 pm as part of the national lighting of beacons, “Beacons of Light”.  Patchway will hold its Remembrance Parade in Scott Park at 11 am on Sunday 18 November and all residents are invited to attend.

 

War Memorial pic 1

War Memorial pic 2

 

 

Article 5165 | Published - October 1st, 2018