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The attachment has been sent by Oxfordshire County Council’s CEO Yvonne Rees and has been sent to all OCC’s Councillors. It provides information from our critical health partners and has been circulated to key stakeholders. Please make time to read it.
With best wishes,
At the end of the first day of reopening, Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet Member Cllr Yvonne Constance wanted to thank all those who visited for playing their part.
The sites at Alkerton, Ardley, Dix Pit, Drayton, Oakley Wood, Redbridge and Stanford in the Vale have been extremely busy since they opened at 8.00am this morning but Cllr Constance said it was encouraging that residents had understood the importance of the social distancing measures the Council had introduced.
"We were committed to get these seven sites open and we knew today would be very busy with people bringing in their essential waste. As expected, traffic queues have built up but our residents have played their part by being considerate and adhering to the revised site layouts.
"We know things at the recycling sites will be busy for the foreseeable future, so I hope people will continue to be patient. My main plea to residents is to consider whether they can wait a few days or longer before visiting their nearest site. The more we can stagger waste coming in, the less traffic will queue and the easier it will be for everyone."
The council asks residents to remember:
Specific rules and restrictions will vary by site. Please refer to the county council website before leaving home to familiarise yourself with these and to avoid frustration and delay:
URL : http://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/council-offers-big-thank-you-to-oxfordshire-residents-as-recycling-sites-reopen/
Great Coxwell Parish Council has discussed the advice and recommendations issued by the Government, councils and relevant bodies on social distancing and access to parks and green spaces.
The play equipment on our "Doorstep Green" is not separated from the general village green area. When the initial social distancing guidance was issued, the Parish Council posted signs asking people not to use the equipment. Unfortunately, these signs were ignored and thus the Council decided to close the area in order to ensure that access to their facilities did not compromise social distancing guidelines from the Government.
Given this situation and with consideration of the extended period during which we as a Council have not been able to perform our usual weekly safety checks and litter picks of the area (due to Councillors' own need to be shielding themselves), we have decided that the whole of Great Coxwell park will remain closed during this period of social distancing.
We hope that this does not compromise your ability to exercise locally and intend to reopen the park again just as soon as it is safe and reasonable to do so.
Great Coxwell Parish Council 18/05/2020
Dear Everyone, please find attached a briefing that has been circulated to all Oxfordshire County Councillors from our CEO Yvonne Rees. It is a very detailed and lengthy document but has some exceedingly interesting and valuable information which I wish to share with you all. Do come back to me if you have any queries. This will also be circulated to all of our key stakeholders.
With best wishes,
The latest report from Judy can be found on the Parish Council page, here.
As you are aware Oxfordshire’s seven Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) have been shut to waste delivered by the public since 24 March 2020, following Government’s direction that everyone should stay home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Since then we have been working with the city and district councils to ensure excellent kerbside collection services have continued, and preparing for full service reopening of the recycling centres. The sites will reopen on Monday 18th May at 8:00am.
All seven sites will be open seven days a week as long as they are not overwhelmed and can operate safely, and will accept all waste materials. Sites will open at 8am and close at 4pm to allow for additional cleaning.
The number of vehicles allowed onto the site will be reduced by approximately 50% to allow for social distancing. This means that queues are highly likely, especially at peak times such as weekends. Traffic marshals will be in place to manage queues, but queuing is not allowed on the public highway.
Residents are therefore being urged only to visit the site if their trip is essential and they cannot safely store their waste at home
Other policy changes in place include:
We will begin our communications to residents at the beginning of next week. A full list of FAQs will be available on our website shortly.
When communicating this good news with your residents, please emphasise that Government guidance says that trips to an HWRC should only be made if ‘essential’ – that is if the waste cannot be stored safely without harm to health. The Government guidance states: “It would be reasonable for residents to undertake a journey to a HWRC if the waste or recycling could not be stored safely at home or disposed of through other legitimate routes such as a dedicated collection. By this we mean that the waste/recycling could not be stored on their property without causing a risk of injury, health or harm to the resident or other members of their household or harm to public health and amenity.”
If you have any questions please contact the waste management team
Deputy Leader to the Council,
Cabinet Member for Community Safety
Oxfordshire County Council
Cllr. Faringdon Division (Buckland with Gainfield, Littleworth, Faringdon, Eaton Hastings, Buscot, Coleshill, Gt Coxwell, Lt Coxwell)
Extra garden waste collections
Please help us to spread the message to residents that we are collecting extra garden waste collections for customers of our brown bin service.
Here’s the message we’re sharing with residents:
If you’re a garden waste customer, this weekend’s the perfect time to get your lawn, flower gardens and vegetable patches in tip top condition as we’ll be collecting one extra bin load of garden waste after the bank holiday. A bin’s worth of waste is considered around three large bin bags, and should be left next to your brown bin on your usual collection day during: week commencing 11 May – Vale
Friday waste changes
If your waste collection is usually on a Friday, then this week it will change to Saturday to give our crews the bank holiday off. Collections will be on Saturday 9 May and from 6am so we recommend putting bins out the night before.
To find out more head to our website visit whitehorsedc.gov.uk/bankholiday
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