Residents are urged not to throw batteries into rubbish or recycling bags following a number of fires.
A school project involving creating a wildlife pond brought a top award in recognition of the hard work from pupils, staff and parents.
A cardboard and paper recycling collection trial proved so popular that not all collections could be made in the one day planned.
Five seals, including two which were badly injured by discarded litter, have been released back into the wild.
Word on the Ground columnist Sue Lamb is highlighting how Brexit is impacting on workforce and the £1.3billion ornamental sector.
Options for the middle section of a £100million road have been further delayed while anxious residents wait to see if their homes could be bulldozed.
Mark Cox, from Baytree, shares more advice in his regular column, Out in the Garden
Heavy rain has been forecast for the next 12 hours.
Promotion of a card and paper recycling trial is to be stepped out after early results proved encouraging.
Fly-tippers have been warned to expect court action if they are caught.
The planting of donated trees is the latest exercise in improving a town's cemetery.