A Hertfordshire firefighter has been summoned to court to answer the charge of death by careless driving – exactly one year after a pedestrian lost his life after a collision with a fire engine in Royston.
As the winter weather has well and truly arrived in Hertfordshire – with the potential for snow at the weekend – highway maintenance contractor Ringway and Herts County Council have been gearing up for the gritting season ahead.
A Freedom of Information request has revealed that North Herts District Council could make a profit from the £40 brown bin charge – should the number of residents using the service and the cost of collection stay the same.
A brown bin collection charge is still set to be implemented in North Herts by May next year, despite a complete lack of support for it and the fact it hasn’t been considered by a full North Herts District Council meeting.
North Herts District Council’s decision to introduce a £40 annual charge for garden waste collection has not been matched by East Herts Council – partners in the joint waste disposal contract set to start in May.