Witney News - Council clears the way after Jubilee celebrations

Witney - A view from Church Green

Advertisements

Council clears the way after Jubilee celebrations

Extra waste collections were carried out in the District to help residents with the clean-up process following the Jubilee celebrations last weekend.

West Oxfordshire District Council deployed extra bins to groups holding street parties to avoid a build-up of waste from the celebrations running into regular collections.

Twenty-six groups, holding Jubilee-themed parties in the District, took up the offer of extra bins.

Marilyn Cox, Chair of the Village Hall Committee in Shilton, co-ordinated the celebrations in the village and was full of praise for the extra collections.

She said: “It was great that the Council offered this extra service and it was really thought through and planned well.

“With the extra wheelie bins it allowed us to get rid of the waste without too much hassle and the fact that it was taken away promptly meant that we didn’t have waste hanging around.”

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We were keen to support residents and community groups looking to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee and wanted to assist them. By putting on extra collections we were able to take away the inconvenience of having waste accumulated from the celebrations lingering until the next waste collection.
“It’s also a great credit to the staff who worked very hard to accommodate the extra service to keep the District as waste free as possible.”

Posted : 07/06/2012 15:52:01

Other recent Witney news items


Plastic bags can now be used to line food waste bins

Residents can now use plastic bags such as carrier bags and pedal bin liners, to line their food waste bins. West Oxfordshire District Council collects food waste every week and takes it to the Ag...[more]


No longer want your garden waste bin?

West Oxfordshire residents who are yet to inform the District Council that they no longer want their garden waste bin, should get in touch now to arrange removal. The Council is currently collecti...[more]


Wheelie bins for recycling

From October wheelie bins will replace black boxes for most of our recycling, the only exception being glass which will still be collected separately in black boxes. During the summer you will rec...[more]


To view the full Witney Blog, click here