Tag Archives: Recycling

Please Be Considerate – Bonfire Guidelines

IMG_0137Soon we will be out clearing up our gardens and making way for spring. This time of year we like to open up our windows and bring fresh air into our homes. It’s also a time when people like to have the occasional bonfire and there are no laws preventing you from doing so. However you could always consider other ways of disposing of your waste such as composting and recycling?

If you do still want to light a bonfire then by following these guidelines it will help ensure your smoke is reasonable and respectful of your neighbours:

  • Only burn dry material
  • Never burn household rubbish, rubber tyres, or anything containing plastic, foam or paint
  • Never use engine oil, meths, petrol or paraffin to light the fire or to encourage it
  • Avoid lighting a fire when weather conditions are unsuitable. smoke hangs in the air on damp, dull days and in the evenings
  • Avoid burning when the wind will carry the smoke over or into other people’s properties
  • Avoid burning at weekends or holidays when people want to enjoy their gardens
  • Avoid burning when the air quality is ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’
  • Never leave a fire unattended or smouldering

Excerpt from Cherwell County Council Environment http://www.cherwell.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=10282

The Future of Alkerton Waste Recycling Centre…?

15 08 01 waste strategy consultation posterCurrent cost saving proposals by OCC include the reduction of the number of household waste centres from 7 to 3 or 4 with one site in central North Oxfordshire. This means the likely closure of Alkerton tip.

To have your say on the future and location of Household Waste Recycling Centres in Oxfordshire and contribute to the consultation visit the Oxfordshire County Council website consultation page.

From the 10th August to the 5th October make sure you have you say www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/waste

Learn More About Recycling – Grab Your Free Bag of Compost …!

8th Annual Compost Giveaway on Sunday April 26th….!


Compost Giveaway

 Grab a free bag of compost and discuss any recycling issues with people  from Cherwell District Council at Windsor Street Car Park between 9am – 1pm.

Blue and brown bins on sale for £10. Free kitchen caddies and recipe books and more.For more information see the Parish Council Noticeboard.