Save a wasted trip to the tip
Shropshire Council and their contractor Veolia are reminding residents about the entry rules to our Household Recycling Centres (HRC's). There are 5 HRC's where you can take excess household waste:
1 Bridgnorth (Barnsley Lane)
2 Craven Arms (off Long Lane)
3 Oswestry (Mile Oak Industrial Estate)
4 Shrewsbury (Battlefield Enterprise Park)
5 Whitchurch (Waymills Civic Park)
There is also a limited skip facility in Ludlow (Coder Rd).
To prevent illegal use of the sites and to keep them safe, some types of vehicles are completely banned from the sites, including:
- Any vehicle longer than 5 m, or higher than 2.1 m
- Tractors or agricultural vehicles
- Tipper trucks, flatbed and pick-up trucks
- Any trailers longer than 2.4m
- Horse boxes
Do not turn up at the site in these vehicles, you will not be allowed in.
For other large / commercial type vehicles and large trailers- we do allow access but only with an Entry Permit. These permits are only issued to Shropshire Council residents. You must apply for your permits in advance either through our website www.recycleforshropshire.com
or by calling us on 0345 6789 007.
For most people with normal cars and small 'hobby' trailers the rules will not affect you at all. However if you have any doubt, before you set off please check that your vehicle is suitable to avoid disappointment.
Did you know that you can recycle 30 different types of material at the HRC's?
MOBILE LIBRARY FROM 2 April 2012
Ford Parish Hall on alternate Wednesdays 3.50pm - 4pm.
Ford Heath on alternate Tuesdays 3.45pm - 4pm.
Ford Oil Group
The Ford Oil Group aims to reduce the amount we pay for heating oil.
A short list of suppliers will quote to supply all residents who want oil in a given month.
The Group will be up and running from June 2009.
If you buy heating oil and you are interested in participating, please contact
Nick Deane on 01743 861195 or n.w.deane@ talk21.com
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION (FORD BRANCH)
The Royal British Legion The Ford and District Branch of the Royal British Legion meet at the Four Crosses, Bicton on the first Thursday of each month - at 11.30 a.m. Everyone who appreciates and would like to support our service personnel, past and present, are welcome to attend our meetings and even join the RBL if so wished.