Council house tenants in Barnsley will see an increase in their rent by an average of £4.06 from April. Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council plan to provide 'targeted support for those tenants who will be directly affected by the changes'.
“This rent increase is regrettable but Barnsley and indeed, South Yorkshire in general, has had historically low rents. This has now been made impossible as we have to be in line with government policy to bring council house rents to the same level as Housing Association rents.”
– Cllr Linda Burgess, Cabinet Spokesperson, Development, Environment and Culture (Strategy, Programmes and Projects)
City of York Council is inviting anyone named George, Georgina or Georga Hudson to be their special guests at its new headquarters next month. Why? They're opening the George Hudson boardroom, a former Mayor of York.
The room is being reopened as part of the council's move into West Offices, which was formerly York's previous railway station. The station was designed by GT Andrews in 1840 and was the vision of George Hudson. The boardroom will host council or public meetings.**
Video: Lincolnshire residents face bill for bin collections
Thousands more residents across Lincolnshire could soon have to pay 25 pounds a year to have their garden waste bin emptied, in a move that's being considered to generate money for the council.
People living in North Kesteven will join those in South Kesteven who already pay the charge from next year, if the idea is approved. Barcoded stickers are also likely to be used to keep track of who's paid and who hasn't.
Staff at Kirklees Council are staging a second day of industrial action in a row over cuts to their wages. Over four hundred administration staff walked out at 6am - angry at planned changes to their pay.
Unions say some workers could be left out of pocket by up to 60 pounds a week. Workers are manning another picket line on High Street in Huddersfield today and say the disruption will continue until Thursday.
Should some of the biggest cities in our region be run by a elected mayors instead of council leaders? Well that is what people living in Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield and Wakefield are being asked to decide later this week.
The Government says having a mayor like London, could raise a city's profile - even putting it on the world stage. Critics claim it's simply too much power for one person to have. Watch this report from our Political Correspondent Ben Erlam to find out more.
Workers at Doncaster Council face a 2-year pay-freeze under plans to save £6 million from the local authority’s budget. Overtimeand car mileage rates could be cut and pay rewards for long service could bereplaced with a “recognition ceremony”.
Boston Borough Council will decide on controversial plans to change the area's CCTV coverage today. Leaders hope to save £70,000 by working with other Councils. It could mean one authority will monitor all of the public security cameras across a joint area.