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How this fridge is helping Cheltenham turn green

A new community fridge in Charlton Kings hopes to bring communities together and fill bellies not bins.  Planet Cheltenham, an independent environmental charity, is collaborating with Vision 21, the Co-operative, and Cheltenham Borough Council. Raechel Kelly an organiser of Planet Cheltenham says that they want to provide people with  warm filling meals.  “Rather than food […]

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Everything you need to know about the Javelin Park incinerator in Stroud

“What’s that massive building along the M5?”  Gloucestershire’s £613 million incinerator has been fully operational since January last year.  It takes all of Gloucestershire’s black bag rubbish, burns it and produces electricity for the National Grid. The waste includes things like sofas, fairy lights and mattresses.  Gloucestershire County Council say this is a greener way […]

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“We can’t take on another disaster like 2007”: How safe is Gloucestershire from flooding?

July 20 2007 will always be an unforgettable day for many in Gloucestershire. Remembered as one of the county’s worst flooding disasters in recent history, the county watched the rain fall as it took their homes, electricity, water and three men’s lives. More than two months worth of rain fell in one day, causing the […]