Councillor Lynda Needham, leader of North Herts District Council, reflects on the role of women in society – the progress that’s been made in striving for equality, and the work that still needs to be done.
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.
A dad-of-two from Royston who ended up paying for a space in the wrong car park “due to unclear signage” has said he is relieved that the ticket he incurred has been withdrawn – but wishes “common sense had prevailed sooner”.
More than 100 businesses in North Herts are thought to be eligible to apply for financial relief from the hike in business rates – and South Cambs firms could also benefit, after their funding scheme was approved on Tuesday.