Gloucestershire

Cotswolds and Forest of Dean bin collections halted by weather

Wheelie bins
Image caption Waste collections by Cotswold and Forest of Dean district councils will resume on 28 January

Two district councils in Gloucestershire have suspended bin collections until next week because of bad weather.

Forest of Dean and Cotswold district council's will both resume services on Monday, 28 January.

Emergency collection points have been set up by Cotswold council, which will also offer a double collection.

Forest of Dean council will allow people to use bags as well as wheelie bins if they have too much waste.

Martin Quale, portfolio holder for the environment at Forest of Dean District Council, said: "We're having difficulty getting around an awful lot of the area as a result of ice on the ground, and on the roads, and on the side roads in particular.

"We have the whole issue of public health and safety in view. Not only for the contractor but also for the public."

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