The councillor responsible for North Hertfordshire’s waste collections has been accused of being out of touch after he alleged “certain factions” were exaggerating problems.
The failings of North Herts District Council’s new waste and recycling contractor were debated at an overview and scrutiny meeting last night.
Cleaning signs and clearing overgrown vegetation might usually be down to the council – but in pockets of Herts volunteers have been rolling up their sleeves themselves.
Royston’s tip was closed on Sunday due to a “mechanical fault” – causing concern among the community over how waste is managed ahead of collection service reforms being rolled out next month.
Plans for safety improvements at the Odsey junction of the A505 will be published in around six weeks – according to Herts County councillor Steve Jarvis who has met with engineers to discuss plans.
An “administrative glitch” was to blame for North Herts District Council voting to raise members’ allowances unlawfully, its leader has told this paper.
Ahead of the feasilbility study into traffic on the A505 between Royston and Baldock concluding next month, county councillors have told the Crow they are continuing to push for a long-term solution to the stretch’s problems.