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Funding agreed for refurbishment at The Anvil and The Haymarket
The Anvil
[Mar 21, 2023]
A multi-million pound package of refurbishment work for The Anvil and The Haymarket has been agreed to ensure that two of the borough’s key cultural buildings are fit for the future.
Do you know a young person who deserves a Mayor’s award?
[Mar 17, 2023]
Local people, community groups, schools and organisations are invited to nominate young people who have made a difference in their community for a Mayor’s Celebration of Basingstoke Youth Award.
Explore a neon world in Basingstoke this half term
[Feb 02, 2023]
Basingstoke town centre will light up this February half term, thanks to a partnership between Love Basingstoke and Festival Place.
Call for local organisations to get involved in green pilot scheme
youth worker
[Feb 02, 2023]
Local businesses, charities and social enterprises are being invited to apply to take part in a new pilot project aimed at helping them to cut their emissions to tackle the climate emergency.
Community projects urged not to miss councillor grant scheme deadline
[Jan 13, 2023]
There’s still time for community groups and organisations to apply for funding for small-scale items to support local groups and projects through Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Councillor Community Grant Scheme.
Borough set to remember on Holocaust Memorial Day
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[Jan 12, 2023]
Residents across Basingstoke and Deane are being encouraged to remember the victims of the Holocaust and other acts of genocide on Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday 27 January.
Community Fund to support cost of living closing soon
[Jan 12, 2023]
Local community groups and charities supporting Basingstoke and Deane residents struggling with the cost of living have until Tuesday 17 January to apply to the Greenham Trust and council for support.
Do some treemendous recycling this January
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[Jan 05, 2023]
Residents with real Christmas trees are being encouraged to recycle them with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council this January.
Opening doors to low cost homes at free council event
45250 Low cost home ownership BDBC homepage
[Jan 04, 2023]
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council will host its Low Cost Home Ownership event at the Civic Offices in London Road, Basingstoke between 3pm and 7pm on Wednesday 25 January.
Supporting residents who need help to pay their council tax
Council tax bill with money
[Dec 21, 2022]
Residents who need additional help to pay for their council tax during a time of increasing cost of living will continue to be helped by the council.
Masterplan to reimagine and revive Basingstoke town centre
Top of the Town_0622 (5)
[Dec 15, 2022]
A blueprint to breathe new life into Basingstoke town centre, making it a more vibrant place day and night, has been approved.
Have yourself a sustainable little Christmas
Snow bins (9)
[Dec 09, 2022]
Christmas can generate plenty of extra household waste and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is urging residents to recycle more during the festive season.
Community Fund launched to support cost of living
Money - coins
[Dec 08, 2022]
Local community groups and charities supporting Basingstoke and Deane residents struggling with the cost of living are to be given help by the council working with the Greenham Trust.
Fanum House to go on the market
The AA
[Dec 06, 2022]
Fanum House in Basingstoke is to be put on the market after the AA decided the 47-year-old building no longer meets its needs for a modern work environment.
Partnership effort keeps rough sleeping number stable
[Dec 06, 2022]
Partners across the borough have reaffirmed their commitment to tackling homelessness after the number of people sleeping rough in Basingstoke and Deane remained at the same level for the second year in a row.
Love Basingstoke Makes Christmas this year
44787 Love Basingstoke Christmas programme social media card
[Dec 03, 2022]
Lots of free family activities to help make Christmas and have festive fun are on offer from Love Basingstoke in December, together with a chance to buy locally produced gifts and food.
Supporting independent businesses on Small Business Saturday
[Nov 30, 2022]
Show your support for small and independent businesses while enjoying a host of activities and free parking at council-operated car parks in the town centre to celebrate Small Business Saturday.
Driving towards a greener borough
CSPOs with two electric cars
[Nov 28, 2022]
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is taking action to cut emissions from transport as part of its work to tackle the climate emergency by continuing to decarbonise its fleet, while also introducing further opportunities for residents to travel in more sustainable ways.
Call to protect public money in International Fraud Awareness Week
[Nov 14, 2022]
After almost £100,000 of fraud and error was identified last year, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is urging people to help stop public money from going to fraudsters and people who aren’t entitled to it.
Freeze for council tax and parking charges in consultation budget proposals
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[Nov 10, 2022]
Freezing its part of council tax and not increasing car parking charges to help residents struggling with the cost of living are being proposed in the draft Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council budget from April 2023.
Call for comments on draft plan to make borough a better place
44742 Budget and Council Plan social cards1
[Nov 09, 2022]
Residents are being asked to have their say on the borough council’s draft action plan to improve services and ensure Basingstoke and Deane is a place where people can live happily and the environment is protected and enhanced.
Still time to have your say on the draft Basingstoke Town Centre Parking Strategy
[Nov 08, 2022]
People wishing to have their say on Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s plans for future off-street parking locations in the town centre have just under a week to get their comments in.
Basingstoke & Deane Today out now!
43774 B&D today Autumn digital items BDBC homepage
[Nov 07, 2022]
The latest issue of our residents’ publication Basingstoke & Deane Today is being distributed to residents. This autumn edition gives an update on some of the things happening in the borough and information on services the council provides.
CCTV to crack down on fly-tipping
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[Nov 04, 2022]
Surveillance cameras are being installed at the council’s six recycling sites across the borough to crack down on problems with persistent fly-tipping at the sites.
Help and support given at Ukrainian information event
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[Nov 02, 2022]
Ukrainian guests and their hosts were given information and support during an event organised by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on Thursday 27 October.
Future plans for Basingstoke Leisure Park unveiled
[Oct 31, 2022]
Proposals to bring new attractions to Basingstoke Leisure Park and make it a great place to spend time, with green spaces and a range of free outdoor activities, have been drawn up by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
Leaf sweeping begins around borough
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[Oct 28, 2022]
With autumn arriving fast, the council's leaf clearance programme is getting underway across the borough.
Information event to support Ukrainian guests and sponsors
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[Oct 21, 2022]
Key support agencies will come together next week to offer help and advice to the borough’s Ukrainian guests and sponsors during an information event organised by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
Aquadrome flumes will reopen later this year
Leisure Park_0122 (28)
[Oct 20, 2022]
The Aquadrome flumes will reopen in December, after essential work that started earlier this year is completed.
Have your say on parking strategy
44397 Car Park Strategy Consultation - reception screen
[Oct 20, 2022]
The council has drafted a new parking strategy for our off-street parking provision which will supplement the Town Centre Masterplan and any other development proposals in Basingstoke until 2040.
An eek-tastic Halloween in Basingstoke town centre
44289 October half term social media card4
[Oct 17, 2022]
Visitors to Basingstoke town centre can meet Shrek and Princess Fiona, build a Lego vehicle to race and watch as Market Place is transformed into a Jurassic Playground for dinosaurs and dino babies this half-term.
Celebrating action to grow the borough’s biodiversity
Nature recovery area sign
[Oct 14, 2022]
Volunteers and conservation groups with a passion for nature are having their efforts to grow local biodiversity celebrated as part of the council’s commitment to active nature conservation improvements in all wards across the borough.
Development agreement to end for Basingstoke’s central business district
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[Oct 10, 2022]
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Muse Developments have agreed not to extend the development agreement for the £500 million regeneration of Basing View, which is due to come to an end in December this year.
Green Week inspires community action on climate change
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[Oct 07, 2022]
Communities across the borough have been inspired by Basingstoke Green Week to take new action and reduce their emissions in the fight against climate change.
Ulti-mutt praise for council’s dog warden service
[Sep 30, 2022]
Council dog warden Laura Yeates has bagged her eighth consecutive RSPCA Gold Stray Dog PawPrint Award.
Basingstoke Business Festival offers more free events this autumn
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[Sep 30, 2022]
Business leaders, company representatives and entrepreneurs from across the borough are being invited to learn, develop, collaborate and generally enjoy the company of like-minded people during the autumn events of the Basingstoke Business Festival.
Housing number concerns prompt more local plan work
GettyImages-175157265 new houses
[Sep 28, 2022]
Significant concerns about the number of new homes the borough could be forced to build in the future mean the blueprint for future development cannot go out to consultation with residents yet, the councillor leading on planning has announced.
Council buys town centre Premier Inn investment to benefit the borough
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[Sep 22, 2022]
A Basingstoke town centre hotel has been added to the council’s property portfolio after the purchase of Premier Inn in Victoria Street. The investment will give a good rate of return to support essential local services.
Variety show set to storm the Anvil this autumn
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[Sep 21, 2022]
More than three hundred performers will raise the roof of The Anvil as the popular Basingstoke Variety Show returns for its twenty-first year.
New lease of life for Mountbatten House and gardens
Basing View - Mountbatten House
[Sep 21, 2022]
Mountbatten House, a grade two listed building on Basing View known as ‘the hanging gardens of Basingstoke’, will be restored to provide exceptional office space, after Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council sold a new long lease.
All job seekers to get more support from council
North Hampshire Employment Skills Zone_0122 (12)
[Sep 20, 2022]
Job seekers of all ages in Basingstoke and Deane now have access to a ‘one-stop shop’ to find employment and training opportunities as part of a newly expanded North Hampshire Employment Skills Zone.
Civic service to be held on eve of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral
St Michael's Church_0921
[Sep 14, 2022]
St Michael’s Church in Basingstoke is to hold a Civic Service in loving memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday afternoon (18 September).
Mayor to proclaim new King in historic ceremony
Top of the Town_0622 (5)
[Sep 09, 2022]
Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane Cllr Paul Miller will read the local proclamation of the new Sovereign on Sunday (11 September) in Basingstoke’s Market Place, taking his place in history.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II - 21 April 1926 to 8 September 2022
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[Sep 09, 2022]
The Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane has led borough tributes to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II following her death.
Government funding to support council’s work to end rough sleeping
GettyImages-140260408 homeless
[Sep 07, 2022]
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s housing and social inclusion team has been awarded £653,118 from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ Rough Sleeper Initiative fund to continue providing specialist services to stop rough sleeping on the borough’s streets.
Temporary closure as lift replacement project moves on
The Malls - sign 2 - Copy
[Sep 07, 2022]
A significant project to refurbish and replace lifts at The Malls Shopping Centre is progressing into the final phase.
A great big week to go green
43607 Green Week Sinbad slide
[Sep 02, 2022]
Basingstoke Green Week is back again this year to celebrate the action being taken by local communities to tackle climate change and protect nature.
Another chance for community organisations to apply for grants
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[Aug 26, 2022]
Community and voluntary organisations across Basingstoke and Deane can now apply for grants to build their business and allow them to respond to changing needs in their communities.
Last chance for shoppers to fill their baskets at popular market
Top of the Town_0622 (5)
[Aug 22, 2022]
Shoppers can support small and independent businesses at the popular Borough Basket Street Market in Basingstoke for the last time this summer on Friday.
Help to shape improvements to Whiteditch Public Open Space
[Aug 19, 2022]
Users of Whiteditch Public Open Space are being asked for their views to help enhance the area and improve the facilities and landscaping.
Residents struggling with cost of living can now apply for help
Woman looking shelves of food
[Aug 04, 2022]
A scheme to support residents facing financial difficulties due to the rising cost of living is now open for applications, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has announced.
Biofuel-powered mowers help cut council emissions
Bio-fueled mowers_0922 (30)
[Aug 04, 2022]
A trial is under way to improve local air quality across the borough and slash greenhouse gas emissions from grass mowers, street sweepers and other operational vehicles by up to 90%.
Have your say on the East Woodhay Neighbourhood Plan
East Woodhay Church - web
[Jul 27, 2022]
Local people are being invited to give their views on the East Woodhay Neighbourhood Plan.
Vital funding for schemes to support residents, communities and businesses
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[Jul 27, 2022]
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has been allocated £1 million from the government’s Shared Prosperity Fund that aims to increase people’s life chances across the UK with funding between now and 2024/25.
Green flag success for parks
Green flag 2022 (2)
[Jul 26, 2022]
Two popular Basingstoke parks have once again been given Green Flag Award status putting them among the very best green spaces in the UK.
Don’t miss your chance to make sure you are on the electoral register
Electoral register letter (2)
[Jul 26, 2022]
Households in the borough will be contacted throughout August and September by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to ensure their details are correct on the electoral register as part of the annual canvass.
Councillor grant scheme to support community projects
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[Jul 22, 2022]
Community groups and organisations can now apply for funding for small-scale items to support local groups and projects following this year’s launch of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Councillor Community Grant Scheme.
Relax…and enjoy the Summer Bands Programme
Eatrop Park (2)
[Jul 21, 2022]
Eastrop Park will be the place to be for music lovers on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer as the council’s ever-popular Summer Bands Programme begins.
Keep entertained with return of free family fun this August
Top Town Market Place landscape
[Jul 20, 2022]
Families across the borough will be able to enjoy a host of free activities in the centre of Basingstoke this summer.
Two-hour free parking at Eastrop Park
Eastrop Park (15)
[Jul 19, 2022]
Visitors to Eastrop Park will be able to park free for two hours when planned car parking charges are introduced in September.
Important changes to council services during period of extreme heat
[Jul 14, 2022]
Together with our waste collection contractor Serco, we have taken the decision to start collecting bins earlier in the day – for the week commencing Monday 18 July - to reduce the risk of heat stroke and dehydration
Get set for reopening of refurbished athletics track
Down Grange_0722 (17)
[Jul 08, 2022]
Athletes in the borough can now benefit from new track facilities at Down Grange Sports Complex following the completion of much-needed improvements.
Competition urges young to think of a sustainable future
43553 Letter fromt he future BDBC
[Jul 08, 2022]
A competition is inviting young writers and artists to create a vision of what life could be like in the future in a green and sustainable borough.
Help us shape new play facilities at The Lime Pits
The Lime Pits_0622 (7)
[Jul 04, 2022]
People are being asked to give their views to help redesign the popular but outdated play area at The Lime Pits to enhance the facilities and landscaping to benefit the local community.
Targeted financial support to help residents struggling with cost of living
Woman looking shelves of food
[Jul 01, 2022]
A new scheme to support residents across the borough facing financial difficulties due to the rising cost of living is set to be launched by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
Council continues clampdown in fight against fraudsters
GettyImages-1134777278 money notes
[Jun 28, 2022]
More than £173,000 of fraud and error has been uncovered in the past year following investigative work to ensure public funding goes to eligible residents.
Providing tailored support for families arriving from Ukraine
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[Jun 24, 2022]
Further support will be available to individuals and families arriving from Ukraine and sponsors as part of a new service.
New grant scheme to support community organisations to thrive
Money - coins
[Jun 23, 2022]
Community and voluntary organisations across Basingstoke and Deane can now apply for grants to build their business and allow them to respond to changing needs in their communities.
Residents encouraged to report issues affecting their communities
Littering_0120 (30)
[Jun 21, 2022]
Residents are being encouraged to look out for issues affecting their communities such as graffiti, fly tipping and overhanging vegetation and to report it as part of a new council run campaign.
Opening the doors to new home opportunities at free event
43201 Low cost home event social card
[Jun 15, 2022]
Residents across Basingstoke and Deane looking to get onto the property ladder will get to find out more about low cost home ownership opportunities with the return of a free popular event.
Fill up your basket with return of borough’s new street market
[Jun 14, 2022]
Support small and independent businesses in the town centre with the return of the popular Borough Basket Street Market this month.
Explore the unexpected during Basingstoke Festival 2022
42899 Basingstoke festival social cards individual acts 2022 logo block
[Jun 01, 2022]
Residents and visitors are being urged to save the dates as Basingstoke Festival will be returning this month with a packed programme of arts in unusual places that is sure to brighten up their summer.
All welcome to Armed Forces Day flag raising ceremony
Armed Forces Day flag
[Jun 01, 2022]
A flag-raising ceremony to mark the start of Armed Forces Week will be led by the borough’s Mayor Cllr Paul Miller.
East Basingstoke Natural Environment Management Plan Consultation
43115 Have your say social cards
[May 30, 2022]
The council is seeking your views on how the parks and open spaces towards the eastern edge of Basingstoke, could be protected and enhanced to provide a robust green infrastructure network for the future.
Government support to help Manydown garden communities flourish
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[May 27, 2022]
Government funding of £660,000 has been announced to help create sustainable green communities at Manydown in the years to come under the national Garden Communities programme.
New trail to explore colourful outdoor art gallery in the town centre
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[May 27, 2022]
Residents and visitors will get the chance to explore a series of colourful art pieces in Basingstoke’s Top of the Town following the launch of a dedicated walking trail.
Queen’s jubilee events supported by council grants
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[May 25, 2022]
Residents across the borough will be able to enjoy a host of activities in their local communities to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
Final stage of essential work at Basingstoke Aquadrome begins
Leisure Park_0122 (10)
[May 25, 2022]
The final phase of essential maintenance on the flume tower at Basingstoke Aquadrome has begun.
Family fun fit for a Queen to celebrate the platinum jubilee
[May 24, 2022]
Basingstoke and Deane residents will have the opportunity to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style at a range of events taking place across the borough.
New grant scheme to help people celebrate Queen’s jubilee
Money - coins
[Mar 24, 2022]
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has launched the Queen’s Jubilee Fund, a new grant scheme to encourage community and voluntary groups and businesses across the borough to host events.
Down Grange athletics track upgrade
Down Grange track
[Mar 24, 2022]
Down Grange Athletics track will be closed from Monday 4 April for approximately 10 weeks while we carry out much-needed refurbishment work to resurface the eight-lane track.
Try something new at Festival of Sound this weekend
SINBAD Festival of Sound Image
[Mar 22, 2022]
From Friday 25 March to Sunday 27 March, join the Love Basingstoke team for lots of interactive fun with your family and friends or spend the day exploring Basingstoke by yourself.
Vital funding to strengthen communities across the borough
Money (2)
[Mar 16, 2022]
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Cabinet has agreed almost £1.4 million of funding to support local community and voluntary sector organisations during 2022/23.
Give us road name ideas that are right up your street!
[Mar 03, 2022]
Want to name a new street? Leave us your suggestions below or submit your ideas to
Ukrainian flag raised at Civic Offices to support Ukraine
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[Mar 02, 2022]
The Ukrainian flag is flying at the civic offices in Basingstoke as a show of solidarity with the people of Ukraine, following the Russian invasion.
Basingstoke & Deane Today spring edition out now
B&D today spring digital items BDBC homepage
[Feb 28, 2022]
The spring edition of our resident's newsletter Basingstoke & Deane Today is being delivered this week to homes across the borough. If you live in Basingstoke and Deane and didn't receive a copy by the end of the week, please let us know by emailing

You can read the newest edition online at
Council reaffirms commitment to arts as The Anvil Trust is granted lease extension for The Haymarket
The Haymarket
[Feb 21, 2022]
The Anvil Trust will continue to manage a key council-owned theatre for the next three years in a boost to the local arts offer.
Focus on fly-tipping in council's new antisocial behaviour campaign
Fly-tipping in Winklebury
[Feb 08, 2022]
Communities blighted by fly-tipping will be the focus of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council's latest antisocial behaviour campaign.
Encouraging score for council's climate change plan
Climate emergency stamp
[Feb 05, 2022]
Figures published by Climate Emergency UK have shown that the climate change action plan for Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is ranked above the national average and scored second highest in the county.
Online engagement sessions on future Aquadrome and Basingstoke Leisure Park
Leisure Park_0122 (19)
[Feb 02, 2022]
Two online engagement sessions later this month will launch consultation on the facilities a modernised Aquadrome could provide and how Basingstoke Leisure Park can be given an exciting and sustainable future.
New service set to support borough’s young job seekers
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[Feb 01, 2022]
Young job seekers in Basingstoke and Deane will have access to a ‘one-stop shop’ to find employment and training opportunities as part of a new North Hampshire Employment Skills Zone.
Take a walk down memory lane on town centre heritage trail
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[Jan 28, 2022]
Supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Love Basingstoke Presents, the Basingstoke Heritage Society has updated the Basingstoke town trail, a self-guided walk starting in the 800-year-old Market Place at the Top of the Town.
Environmentally-friendly display tops festive window competition
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[Jan 24, 2022]
A Top of the Town business has proved that it pays to have a green Christmas after winning a festive window display competition. WaxWorks Skincare Centre, in Church Street, has been crowned the winner of the competition which saw 13 businesses in the Top of the Town area transform their shop windows into a winter wonderland.
Garden waste collections resume
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[Jan 21, 2022]
Garden waste collections are set to resume as staffing levels stabilise following a period of staff absences. The fortnightly service will restart in Basingstoke and Deane from Monday 24 January 2022 and in Hart from Monday 31 January 2022.
New grants to open up more apprenticeship opportunities
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[Jan 13, 2022]
Businesses can now benefit from grant funding, as part of a new scheme to boost the number of apprenticeship opportunities available in Basingstoke and Deane.
Councillors to discuss Basingstoke Leisure Park and Aquadrome community engagement
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[Jan 12, 2022]
How the public will be encouraged to give their views on developing a sustainable future for Basingstoke Leisure Park and what facilities a modernised Aquadrome could provide will be discussed by councillors next week.
Tree-cycle your festive firs
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[Jan 04, 2022]
Make this year's Christmas green and recycle your real Christmas tree.

Drop off your real tree at 22 local sites from Monday 3 January to Sunday 30 January, for them to be transformed into wood chippings for the borough's parks and ProGrow soil conditioner for local gardens and parks.

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