The Govia Thameslink railway contract will never work, but North Hertfordshire’s crisis-hit waste contract will – that was the line last night from the councillor responsible.
The North Hertfordshire cabinet member responsible for the authority’s much-criticised waste and recycling services is to be grilled by the public in Hitchin town centre tomorrow, and by members of the Hitchin committee on Tuesday night.
The new chairman of North Herts District Council was announced last night – along with the Labour chairmen for two of the authority’s area committees.
Overloaded public bins across North Herts are left “heaving and stinking to high heaven” for days amid scant collections, a year on from the removal of many of the district’s dog poo bins.
An “administrative glitch” was to blame for North Herts District Council voting to raise members’ allowances unlawfully, its leader has told this paper.
North Herts District Council’s members last night voted themselves a two-per-cent allowance rise.
A Labour Party motion to scrap the government’s current public sector pay cap has been moved by North Herts District Council, with support given across all parties.