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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:20 by Dick Stephen
The formal notice for anyone interested in tendering for Grass Cutting in Aston le Walls during the 2017 season is available in the attached document.
The deadline for receiving postal sealed bids for this work is 3rd March 2017. Online applications will not be accepted.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:50 by Dick Stephen
It has been a record breaking start to 2017 in South Northamptonshire with the highest recycling collection figures since the current regime began, and a record number of extra recycling bins sold during a Christmas sale.
With a recycling rate of just over 60 per cent so far for 2016/17, South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) is cementing itself as one of the best recycling authorities in the country. More »
Cllr Dermot Bambridge, SNC's portfolio holder for environmental services said: "I'd like to thank residents for the enthusiasm they have shown in support of our goals to drive down costs and reduce the district's environmental impact.
"Because residents are careful when recycling, the number of items that shouldn't be there is very low. But the evidence shows that it is possible to recycle or compost up to 80 per cent of waste from the average home and we will seek to continually improve our collection rate."
The biggest improvement has been the 281 tonnes of food waste collected during January 2017, a 47 tonne increase on the January 2016 figure of 234 tonnes.
The council also collected 960 tonnes of recycling from the blue bins this January, compared to 918 tonnes during January 2016.
Every Christmas SNC offers a discount on extra blue recycling bins for those households who wish to permanently increase their recycling capacity. This December a total of 160 blue recycling bins were sold, up from 150 the previous year.
Anyone without the space for a second blue bin, or those who rarely exceed the capacity of a single bin, can place extra recycling beside their blue bin for collection (no black bags).
In 2015/16 SNC was 12th out of 351 recycling authorities in the UK with a 59 per cent recycling rate - see this list.
South Oxfordshire Council has the highest recycling rate in the country with 66.6 per cent, compared to the national average of 43 per cent.
A great photo of a wall of metal cans at the UPM Materials Recovery Facilities in Shotton is here.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:14 by Dick Stephen
Households are being asked their opinion on proposals to increase South Northamptonshire Council's (SNC) portion of the Council Tax demand by around £5 per year for the average sized home.
SNC is the authority responsible for collecting council tax, on behalf of parish and county councils, police and the fire authority, but only receives a small portion of the amount collected.
Last year the average band D household in the district paid £175 a year for services delivered by SNC with the current draft budget for 2017/18 proposing a £5 per annum increase. More »
Cllr Peter Rawlinson, SNC's portfolio holder for finance and procurement said: "This is the second year we have increased SNC's portion of the final Council Tax demand by what equates to just an extra 10p per week for the average home. The increase is part of a responsible fiscal policy and will help preserve the first rate services that helps make South Northants the 16th best place to live in the UK, according the Halifax's 2016 Quality of Life Survey which compares a range of factors, including: health, education, crime, and life expectancy."
To see a summary of the budget proposals and to take part in the consultation visit here. The consultation ends on Thursday, 23 February and the results will be used to inform the Full Council when it makes its final decision on the budget on Monday, 27 February. » Less