Cotswold District Council – Bin collection

THE district council has issued a warning to residents as forecasters predict snow.

Cotswold District Council (CDC) is advising residents to put their bins out as usual while their enviromental services provider Ubico Ltd monitors the weather situation.

Cllr Sue Coakley, CDC cabinet member for health, environment and communities, said: “In the event of snow and ice, Ubico and the council will assess whether it is safe for crews to continue with collections as normal.

“In the unlikely event that services are completely suspended, we have a policy in place to catch up on collections as soon as it is safe to do so, and we will publicise the revised collection arrangements.”

Snow is also predicted for Monday.

Dr Angie Bone, head of extreme events at Public Health England (PHE) said: “The Met Office has advised that many places are going to feel really cold for the next few days, which may be a bit of a shock after our recent milder weather, so it’s really important people take extra care when out and about.

“It’s worth remembering that while most outdoor slips, trips and falls in weather like this are to those who are of working age, accidents can happen to anyone.

“If you’re staying indoors, have plenty of warm food and drinks to stay warm. Try to maintain indoor temperatures to at least 18°C, particularly if you are not mobile, have a long term illness or are over 65, and check weather forecasts and plan your day around them.

“Also take some time to think about how the bad weather may affect your friends and family, particularly if they are older or very young or have pre-existing health conditions. These groups can be particularly vulnerable.

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