Public toilets across the Cotswolds reopen

Cotswold District Council has announced the reopening of its fifteen public toilet sites located in Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury, Chipping Campden, Cirencester, Fairford, Lechlade, Morton in Marsh, Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold and Tetbury.  All sites will be open by Monday 1 June.

New safety measures include social distancing markers on both the inside and the outside of the toilets, and the main entrance doors of the traditional toilet blocks will be propped open to reduce the possibility of contamination.  Some of the cubicles will be closed to help maintain social distancing, and when the toilets are being cleaned they will be temporarily closed while the work is carried out.

Anyone who does use the toilet facilities is reminded that they do so at their own risk. They are also advised to maintain social distancing at two metres apart and to use hand sanitiser before entering, and wash their hands thoroughly afterwards.

Parking charges resume in the Cotswolds

From Monday 1 June parking charges will resume in the Cotswolds and ticket machines will come back into use. For those working in the NHS and for care workers, Cotswold District Council is offering free parking in its car parks until 31 August 2020. A full list of car parks and parking charges can be viewed by clicking here

From Monday 1 June NHS staff and care workers are invited to apply for a free parking permit online here

Resumption of Garden Waste Collections

Cotswold District Council (CDC) has announced that garden waste collections will restart on 13th May.  The service is available to all customers who hold a 2019 to 2020 garden waste licence. Existing licences have been extended and CDC will start the renewals process in June.  CDC will not be able to collect side waste or collect overloaded bins.