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    News Bulletin

    AVAILABLE ALLOTMENTS

    2 x half allotments available for rental at Highbury Road, Hallatrow.

    Approximately - 13 metres x 8 metres and 13 metres x 5 metres

    For further details please contact:

    Pauline Young   High Littleton Parish Clerk

    PO Box 4230

    Radstock

    BA3 5WR

    Email: highlittletonclerk@outlook.com

     

     Rubbish every other week container allocation reminder – 5 May deadline for queries

    Just to remind all residents that you have until 5 May 2017 to contact us if you have any queries with the container allocated to you in the letter we sent to you in March.

    Check your new bin allocation by entering your address at www.bathnes.gov.uk/recycle

    If despite recycling all you can, you feel that your household will not manage with your allocated container, please complete the online form at www.bathnes.gov.uk/bin  by 5 May. We will investigate to see if your circumstances are appropriate for an alternative. We may visit you and help you make the best use of your recycling collection.

    Register your interest now for free text collection reminders when the new service starts - text your postcode to 07520631700

    View our frequently asked questions about the changes at www.bathnes.gov.uk/recycle

    View the new rubbish containers at our roadshows, at Council One Stop Shops and community venues www.bathnes.gov.uk/roadshows

    Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/recycleforbathnes  for tips to help you recycle more!

    B&NES - Changes to your rubbish collection service from 6th November 2017

    What is changing?

    Most households across Bath and North East Somerset will be changing to every other week collection for their rubbish from 6 November. We will be providing a 140 litre wheeled bin for the storage and collection of rubbish. We realise that one size does not fit all, so in a small number of cases where a 140 litre wheeled bin is not suitable for your property, or family situation, we may provide a larger bin or a re-useable rubbish bag to contain rubbish for collection.

    Recycling collections, including food waste will remain weekly and our emphasis will be on encouraging you to use this weekly service to its full potential.

    Over 70%of UK councils including all our neighbours in Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire, are already running every other week collections for rubbish (in wheeled bins) and weekly recycling collections. They are seeing the benefits including reduced street mess, cost efficiencies and collecting more recycling (instead of rubbish).

    Collection days and times may change as we will need to redesign the routes so that they are as efficient as possible.

    Look out for your letter in March

    From 9-13 March all households will be sent a personalised letter informing them how the changes will affect them. To reduce postage costs, most letters will be included in the envelope with your Council Tax Bill.  

    This letter will let you know whether we have allocated your property a wheeled bin or re-useable rubbish bag for rubbish collection, and the frequency of your rubbish collection. The letter is for information and no response is needed. If you are concerned that the container we have allocated is not appropriate for your specific property, or if despite recycling all you can, you feel that your household will not manage with the allocated container you can complete an online query form.

    We will write separately to residents who

    • live in a registered House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO)
    • are currently registered for an Assisted Collection (those who require the help of our crews to carry their rubbish and/or recycling to an agreed collection point). You will be asked to complete a form to update your details to re-apply for an assisted collection if you still need help.  For some residents wheeled bins will be much easier to manage.

     Why are we introducing the changes?

    1. To keep our streets cleaner

    Containing rubbish in a bin or bag will prevent animals and birds ripping open bags and making a mess which is unpleasant for everyone and costs us to clear up.

    2. To recycle more

    We have a very comprehensive recycling collection where you can already recycle 17 different types of household waste every week. We know that some residents can recycle more than they are currently doing – about 75% of a household’s waste can be recycled using the current collections, but we still find that over half of an average rubbish bag consists of items that could have been recycled. Our local research shows that if you recycle all you can you will still have space left in your rubbish bin when collected every other week.

    The change will help to encourage everyone to use their food recycling collection – only about 50% of households currently use this. About a third of the waste in black sacks currently is food.

    3. To save money

    Every lorry load of waste costs £1000 to dispose of whilst every lorry load of recycling earns an income of £100, so reducing the amount put out as rubbish is essential.

     Find out more

    www.bathnes.gov.uk/recycle

    Our website is being updated as details are confirmed and more FAQs added so please check back here www.bathnes.gov.uk/recycle  for updates.

     

    NOTICE OF ELECTION

    1. An Election is to be held of a Mayor for the West of England Combined Authority area. 2. Forms of nomination for this Mayoral Election may be obtained at 5th Floor, B Bond, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN from the Combined Authority Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature. 
     
    3. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Combined Authority Returning Officer, 5th Floor, B Bond, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN on any day after the date of this notice, on Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding bank holidays), but no later than 4 pm on Tuesday, 4th April 2017. 
     
    4. The required deposit may be made either by (a) the deposit of any legal tender or by (b) means of a banker’s draft or by (c) electronic transfer of funds using a debit card. 
     
    5. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 4th May 2017. 
     
    6. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by   5 pm on Tuesday, 18th April 2017. 
     
    7. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017. 
     
    8. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the relevant Electoral Registration Officer by 5 pm on Thursday, 4th May 2017.  The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017.  To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017 
     
    Voting Area Electoral Registration Officer’s Contact Details Bath and North East Somerset Address: Electoral Registration Officer, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW  Telephone: 01225 477333  Email: elections@bathnes.gov.uk Bristol Address: Electoral Registration Officer, Electoral Services (B Bond), Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9FS  Telephone: 0117 922 3400  Email: electoral.services@bristol.gov.uk South Gloucestershire Address: Electoral Registration Officer, South Gloucestershire Council, PO Box 300, Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 0DS
    Telephone: 01454 863030 Email: electoral.services@southglos.gov.uk
    Dated MONDAY 27 March 2017
    STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED 
     
     
    Election of a Mayor for  West Of England Combined Authority  
     
     A poll will be held on Thursday 4th May 2017 between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm 
    The following people have been or stand nominated for election as Combined Authority Mayor for the above combined authority. Those who no longer stand nominated are listed, but will have a comment in the right hand column. 
    Candidate name Address of candidate Description of candidate 
    If candidate no longer nominated reason why 
    BOWLES Tim 
    110 High Street, Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire, BS36 1RE 
    The Conservative Party Candidate 
     
    FOOT Aaron Warren 
    33 Mendip View, Wick, Bristol, BS30 5PX 
    UK Independence Party (UKIP) 
     
    HALL Darren Edward 
    22 Cleeve Hill Rd, Bristol, BS49 4PG 
    Green Party  
    MANSELL Lesley Ann 
    80, Kilmersdon Road, Radstock, BA3 3QR 
    Labour and Co-operative Party 
     
    SAVAGE John Christopher 
    219 Church Road, Frampton Cotterell, BS36 2BJ 
    Independent  
    WILLIAMS Stephen 
    28 Sefton Park Road, Bristol, BS7 9AJ 
    Liberal Democrats

     

    Dated Wednesday 5th April 2017 
    Stephen Hughes Combined Authority Returning Officer 
     
     
    Printed and published by the Combined Authority Returning Officer, 5th Floor, B Bond, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN 
     

     


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