Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils).
The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.
The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at: www.southwarwickshire.org.uk
Stratford-on-Avon District Council understands the urgent need to tackle avoidable plastic waste.
As part of its drive to encourage a reduction of single use plastic waste, the council has teamed up with 'City to Sea', to set up a local initiative called Refill Stratford-on-Avon District. The scheme is backed by Stratforward Business Improvement District and Severn Trent water.
City to Sea is not-for-profit organisation headed by campaigner Natalie Fee, who launched the award-winning Refill Campaign in 2015. The scheme, now being rolled out nationwide with support from Water UK and local water companies, will cut plastic bottle use by tens of millions each year, as well as substantially increasing the availability of high-quality drinking water.
Refill works by connecting people who are looking for water with thousands of local businesses, community venues, transport hubs and public fountains where they can refill for free on the go. Anyone can download the free app to find Refill Stations near them.
Participating venues simply sign up to the free Refill app and put a refill sticker in their window, alerting passers-by that they're welcome to come on in and fill up their bottle.
If you run a business and would like to sign up or learn more about the scheme, it's really quick and easy to sign up to the scheme by via the Refill app.We are also looking for local volunteers and groups who can back the scheme to promote it on social media and encourage more businesses to sign up to the Refill app and please follow us on #RefillStratford for regular updates.
The businesses listed below are participating in Refill and can be found on the app.
Stratford upon Avon
Stratford-on-Avon District Council Office
Roly's Fudge pantry
The Golden Bee
White Swan Hotel
Old Thatch Tavern
Pret a Manger
Shakespaw Cat Cafe
Hamptons Estate Agency
Molly's Cotton Tails
Mavericks Hair Salon
Weatheroak Tap House
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Telephone: 01789 267575