Fosse Cross tip to close for a month in attempt to solve flooding problems

Fosse Cross tip is set to close for a month to allow repairs to be carried out.

The household recycling centre near Cirencester will be closed from November 8 and is expected to reopen in early December.

During this time drainage works will be carried out in an attempt to prevent the lower areas of the site from flooding. Historically flooding has often meant parts of the site are unavailable.

The £165,000 project, which also includes resurfacing work, was postponed during the pandemic.

Part of the work will be carried out while the site remains open and, in preparation for the closure, some materials won’t be accepted at Fosse Cross from next week.

Anyone wanting to dispose of rubble, plasterboard, fridges, large appliances, asbestos and tyres from October 18 will need to visit one of the other five sites available for Gloucestershire residents, which includes Shipston Recycling Centre in Warwickshire.

Cllr David Gray, Gloucestershire County Council‘s cabinet member responsible for waste and recycling, said: “We appreciate that any closure of the Fosse Cross site, no matter how short, is an inconvenience to our customers in the Cotswolds, and for that we apologise.

“We will do everything we can to keep the closure to the absolute minimum, but to secure customer safety and to ensure the site remains fit for purpose we do need to close for this short time whilst we invest in much needed site improvements.

“To help residents over the closure period we have made the next closest recycling centre available seven days a week, instead of six, for the duration of the closure of Fosse Cross.

“We know our residents are keen recyclers and we thank them for their ongoing support to promote a Greener Gloucestershire. We look forward to welcoming residents back to our improved site as soon as possible.”

You can find out about other household recycling centres and book a time slot online at gloucestershirerecycles.com/household-recycling-centres-hrcs/car-and-van-bookings-for-hrc-visits

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