Monthly Archives: February 2022

Refuse collection to change from two to three weeks in August 2022

A new waste collection service will be delivered jointly to both Stratford-on-Avon District and Warwick District residents. This service will start in August 2022 and will introduce a 123+ service across the two districts.

What is the 123+ service?

1. Weekly food waste collection using food caddies (a small caddy for inside your property and a larger caddy to use outside and for collection).

2. Fortnightly dry recycling collection

3. Three-weekly refuse collection (using your existing grey wheeled bin).

+. Fortnightly chargeable garden waste collection .

Why are we doing this?

The current waste collection contracts for both councils will end at the same time, which means we can implement a combined service across the whole of South Warwickshire, serving 126,000 households

What are the benefits?

They are both environmental and financial:

  • The 123+ service will support residents to be even better at recycling and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill or incineration
  • The cost of treating and disposing of rubbish will reduce
  • It will support the ambition of both councils to achieve carbon-neutral status by 2030

Recycling rates statistics

Our household recycling rates currently exceed the Government’s target of 50%. However, it is hoped that by moving to a 123+ system with weekly food waste collections, two weekly collections of dry recycling and three weekly non-recyclable waste collections, that we can do even better.

The combined service goes hand in hand with both councils’ commitment to tackling the issues around climate change and the environment. The new contract will bring with it more efficient vehicles and smarter routing as well as changes to food waste collection processes which will reduce the volume of harmful greenhouse gases entering our waste streams.

Further information

Frequently asked questions and answers will be updated regularly.


  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01789 260616

COVID Helpline to be Discontinued

Following on from the latest government announcements regarding Covid restrictions, the dedicated Avon Dassett Covid Helpline phone number, and it’s associated cost, will shortly be discontinued.

However, the email address ( will continue to be monitored for a further period and the volunteer WhatsApp group will also continue under a more general title.

If anyone has any Covid-related concerns or questions going forward where the Parish Council can assist, please continue to use the email address above, or contact Trevor Gill,  Chair, Avon Dassett Parish Council on  or by phone on 07775 762927.

Next Steps for the Parish Plan

Thanks to everyone who came to St John’s on 6 February. There was a good turnout and discussion of the results. For those unable to attend, the exhibition of the results will be able to view in the Reading Room during post office opening hours.

Many thanks to Candy and Anna for the delicious cakes and to Dave for the lights and much needed heating!

Next Steps

a) An action plan will be drawn up with the parish council

b) A draft report will be compiled and submitted to Stratford District Council for assessment

c) A final report will be published and submitted to Avon Dassett Parish Council for approval

d) The report will be distributed to each household in the village

e) The report will be submitted to Stratford for adoption

f) Once adopted the parish council will report annually on progress against the action plan

Can you help?

If you have any photographs of the village and/or its activities that could go in the final report please contact Liz Hirst or Sarah Richardson