People living in parts of Hull will have their bins emptied fortnightly - instead of once a week - from today. Council bosses say they are changing the number of collections for 110,000 households.
It's hoped the move will lead to an increase in recycling and also save the authority around £1m a year. Residents will receive information packs in the next few days - which includes a calendar with new collection dates. Councillor Martin Mancey spoke to Calendar about the changes.
Hull City Council wins prosecution against trader illegally selling cars on road
Hull City Council announced today that it has successfully prosecuted a trader for illegally advertising cars for sale on the road.
Council officers visited Clough Road after receiving a number of complaints from residents, regarding more than one vehicle advertised "for sale" taking up space on Minton Street on 27 June.
Stephen Johnson, trading as Clough Road Car Sales, was proved guilty in his absence under Section 3 of the Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 2005 at Hull Magistrates Court on 26 October. Mr Johnson was ordered to pay a £350 fine, costs of £350 and a victim surcharge of £15 totalling £715.
These cars were advertised for sale and parked illegally which makes the city look untidy. This trader did not comply with legislation and Environmental Neighbourhood Officers will not hesitate in taking action.
– Councillor John Hewitt - Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods and Communities
An inquiry has been launched into how Hull City Council dealt with travellers on a site in West Hull. Residents claim they were plagued with rubbish and noise after travellers took over a playing field on the Boothferry estate.
The councill took legal action to have them evicted. The inquiry will examine the way in which the council handled the incident.
The 88 year Great-grandfather, who usually pays his bill through his sheltered housing fees, had somehow fallen short so the council wrote to him to ask him to pay up. Mr Dicksen said they wasted more money sending the bill than he actually owed them.