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NEW POWERS TO TACKLE FLY-TIPPING

Selby District Council has introduced £400 fixed penalty notices (FPN’s) for fly tipping offences to stop the district being blighted by waste.

 FPN’s can be issued to fly tipping offenders or householders who have failed in their duty of care to dispose of their waste responsibly.

 

 As well as fly tippers, residents who let unlicensed waste carriers get rid of their rubbish, which ends in it being dumped elsewhere in the district, will also find themselves lighter in the pocket.

 

 Previously Selby District Council could prosecute fly-tippers and residents who fail to use licensed waste carriers to remove their waste through the courts. Following legislation changes, FPN’s can now be issued as an alternative to expensive, time consuming court cases. Early payment will reduce the fine to £300 if paid within 28 days. More serious and large scale fly tipping offences will always be taken to court.

 

 The Lead Executive Member for Housing, Health and Culture, Cllr Chris Pearson, explained, “We know residents are concerned about the issue of fly tipping and are, rightly, angry with those who think it is acceptable to dump their waste irresponsibly.

 

 “These changes will encourage householders to think about who is collecting their waste and where it will end up. Checking the licence of someone taking your rubbish away and asking for a receipt can really help reduce fly-tipping.

 

 “It is simple enough to dispose of your waste correctly and safely - if it’s your waste it’s your responsibility.”

 

 Unlicensed waste operators target householders via social media, door-to-door sales pitches, and tempting people with cheap prices for the removal of large items of waste including furniture and white goods which end up dumped on highways or land nearby. These traders rely on householders not asking questions as to whether they are registered to carry and dispose of waste.

 

 Householders should check company details, vehicle registration numbers and ask for a receipt. Checks can be made on the Environment Agency website for registered waste carriers at https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers or by telephoning 08708 506506.

 

 Selby District Council cleans up fly tipping on land we own and public highways or roads. If the land is privately owned the landowner is responsible for clearing the fly tipping. We investigate every case and if we recover evidence we always sanction those responsible. If you find fly tipping please report it to us at www.selby.gov.uk/report-fly-tipping-or-fly-posting

Changes to Selby District Council recycling service

Homes in our district will receive two, new wheeled bins: a blue one for glass, cans and plastic and a brown one for paper and cardboard.

 

There are lots of benefits to the new system:

  • Increasing the amount of waste recycled: wheelie bins give lots more room to recycle more – in our consultation about introducing the new service, 65% said they’d recycle more.
  • Less litter from the old boxes being blown over
  • Easier for residents to use, as wheelie bins are easier to move than carrying boxes
  • Less waste sent to landfill

 

We’re not changing the type of materials we collect, we’re just changing the containers our residents put their recycling in.

 

The new service starts in April.  We’re starting to deliver 80,000 new bins from this week.  We have to deliver these to over 40,000 properties, which is why we need to start these deliveries early.

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Recycling in the Selby district will still be collected every two weeks but we will alternate between collecting the refuse and recycling bins. This means for example:

  • Week 1 – we collect the grey refuse bin
  • Week 2 – we collect the brown bin - paper and card bin
  • Week 3 – we collect the grey refuse bin
  • Week 4 – we collect the blue bin - glass, cans and plastic bin

 

Green waste collections will continue to take place every fortnight.

 

Some collection days may also change. That’s because we’re reviewing the collection rounds to make sure they’re as efficient as possible. The bins will have special information tags on telling you what goes in each bin. We’ll also deliver a brand new collection calendar to every home with full details of the service and collection days.  These will be sent out during February.

 

Find out more information on Selby DC website

 

Major historical exhibition - Selby Treasures

A major new Selby history exhibition is to open at Selby Abbey later this week, featuring a specially assembled collection of personal memories and historic objects from Selby people. 

The Selby Treasures exhibition is the final event in the Selby 950 programme, a series of events, exhibitions and projects celebrating 950 years since the Abbey was founded.

Created by curator Michala Pearson and artist Simon Grennan, this temporary museum of Selby shows treasures old and new, including Selby artefacts on loan from other regional museums and local archaeological finds.  Much of the content was gathered through pop up museum events in shops, libraries, workplaces and community group workshops, and the people who brought their objects and their stories are as much part of the exhibition as the objects themselves – with new drawings by Simon Grennan (pictured here).

Objects from last year’s special Selby 950 pop up museum events, their owners and their stories will be exhibited in Selby Abbey from 25 January to 9 February. 

Another element of the project will see the curators bring Selby artefacts that are currently held in regional museums and collections back to the town for the final exhibition. Participants and visitors to the exhibition will receive a special Selby Treasures brochure commemorating the project.

A timetable of free events and workshops will complement the exhibition and include sessions such as an Archaeological Talk, Show & Tells, Walk & Talks, Objects & Archives and a dedicated British Sign Language Walk & Talk session.

Lead executive member with responsibility for housing, health and culture, Cllr Chris Pearson, commented, “We’re looking forward to sharing the interesting artefacts that Selby folk have shared earlier in this project. There will be quirky and precious artefacts and memorabilia on show at Selby Abbey and we look forward to welcoming lots of visitors to this exhibition.”

Selby Treasures is FREE to attend and will be open every day, between 9am-4pm during the two weeks.

The project has been made possible thanks to money raised by National Lottery players as the National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded funding to Selby District Council to deliver a programme of arts and heritage events to celebrate the 950th anniversary of the founding of Selby Abbey.

NEW RECYCLING BINS INFORMATION FROM SELBY DC

The way recycling is collected in the Selby district is changing with a move to a new wheelie bin system.

Starting next week there will be a ten week delivery programme to enable 80,000 new bins to be delivered to 40,000 properties across the Selby district, before the new collections begin at the end of March/beginning of April. The new blue wheelie bin is for glass, cans and plastic and the new brown one is for paper and cardboard.

There is no change to the type of recycling collected by Selby District Council, just a change to the containers the recycling goes in. The new wheelie bins offer more room for residents to recycle more of their waste.

Collections will still take place every two weeks.  Some collection days might change due to a review of the collection rounds to make sure they’re as efficient as possible. An information pack and full collection calendar will be delivered to every home in the district.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Crane explained, “The existing system of separate recycling boxes was introduced because at the time there were no nearby recycling sorting plants that we could take this material straight to.

“We carried out a detailed review of the service, which included a major consultation that more than 6,700 residents took part in. We want to make sure our service is in line with the Government’s long-term waste strategy – keeping paper and card separate to other recyclable material – which is why two new bins are needed. The new wheelie bin system will allow us to collect high quality material and will be easier for householders to use.

“Moving to wheelie bins will give nearly 50% more room to recycle and we hope that our residents will embrace the opportunity to boost their recycling.”

There are no changes to refuse and garden waste collections. More information about the new service is available here - www.selby.gov.uk/welcome-our-recycling-and-waste-service.

 

How much are you willing to pay for your POLICE & FIRE service?

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s elected Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner wants to know how much you are willing to pay in your council tax for North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Have your say at www.telljulia.info

 

As the Commissioner launches her annual precept consultation, Julia has criticised the government over plans to cut the amount that can be raised for the fire service. The proposals from government will leave a c£200k hole in the budget of North Yorkshire’s fire service and gives fire a worse deal than most local councils in the county.

Although the government has not yet announced its proposals for the police, the service is likely to be in much better position, depending upon the final options put forward by Julia Mulligan.

A survey begins today (15 January) where Julia is asking taxpayers how much they are willing to spend and the conclusions will be taken into account when a proposal is put forward to the Police, Fire and Crime Panel next month. It will remain open until midnight on 28 January.

Start the survey at www.telljulia.info.

Julia Mulligan said:

“I was hugely disappointed by the Government’s decision to limit my ability to support North Yorkshire’s Fire and Rescue Service. Given our challenging financial circumstances, it is an unwelcome blow given the hard work that has been done over the past year to balance our budget.

“I have made my views to ministers very clear on the matter, and I will continue to make the case for our fire and rescue service.

“Putting these concerns to one side, I need your views on what you’re willing to pay for local policing and fire services. This is something I have done every year since being elected and it is a vital part of the process of setting the precept. It’s quick and simple to do so I would encourage everyone to have their say.”

Have your say at www.telljulia.info

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