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for a space in the wrong car park “due to unclear signage” has said he is relieved that the ticket he incurred has been withdrawn – but wishes “common sense had prevailed sooner”.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.
The leader of North Herts District Council has said she is ‘extremely pleased’ with the Conservatives’ overall performance in yesterday’s elections, and hopes it will be a ‘good barometer’ for the upcoming General Election.