Commercial Waste and Recycling Service - what you can and cannot put into your household waste recycling bins
Sat, 27 Mar 2021
February 2021 Dear Council Chairman and Councillors, Please find enclosed a membership renewal invitation for 2021-2022. As explained and agreed at the AGM we have increased the fees by an average of 3% to help meet increased costs; the increase is considerably less than the 11% I forecast last year. We have significantly increased the range and amount of training we are providing which has generated extra income. We have also taken steps to improve our efficiency, such as the online course booking, which I hope you will see in improved quality of service and responsiveness. We have also included a leaflet explaining the range of services provided by CAPALC and the National Association of Local Councils (NALC). We will be changing the passwords for member access to the CAPALC and NALC websites on 1 July 2021. We will advise members of the new passwords on renewal.
Tue, 23 Feb 2021
Introduction ...2 Installations Covered ...3
1. Managing your activities ...7 1.1 Security...7 1.2 Finance...8 1.3 Multiple operator installations ...9 1.4 Accident management plan ...10
2. Operations ...14 2.1 The landfill life cycle...14 2.2 Landfill design and conceptual model...15 2.3 Landfill engineering...20 2.4 Waste acceptance ...40 2.5 Closure and aftercare ...44
3. Emissions and monitoring ...47 3.1 Emissions to water, air and land...47 3.2 Fugitive emissions ...47 3.3 Odour...51 3.4 Noise...54 3.5 Pests...54 3.6 Monitoring...56
4. Annexes ...63 Annex 1- Emission benchmarks ...63 Annex 2- References...65 Annex 3 Glossary and abbreviations...70
Sat, 20 Feb 2021
BPC Information Retention and Disposal Policy - Dec 20 - which details the process for determining the records to be retained, for how long; and those to be destroyed and when.
Tue, 22 Dec 2020
Model standing orders adopted from NALC at BPC mtg of 19 Jun 19.
Mon, 21 Dec 2020
Odour from Buckden North Landfill site - report by Environment Agency 9 Dec 20 - and reporting procedure to be followed if odours are detected.
Wed, 09 Dec 2020
Chief Constable - Proposed neighbourhood policing model 2020
with new structure and operating modus operandi to achieve savings of £12-13m over next 5 years.
Thu, 29 Oct 2020
An open consultation on a radical overhaul of the planning system in England was launched on 6th August by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) which runs until 29th October 2020. Implementation of the proposed reforms will completely alter the way local plans are prepared, how land is designated for development, how development management is conducted and how planning related data is collected and shared.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020
This consultation seeks views on a range of proposed changes to the current planning system including: • changes to the standard method for assessing local housing need • securing of First Homes through developer contributions • temporarily lifting the small sites threshold • extending the current Permission in Principle to major development
Tue, 22 Sep 2020
This consultation seeks any views on each part of a package of proposals for reform of the planning system in England to streamline and modernise the planning process, improve outcomes on design and sustainability, reform developer contributions and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020
Details the responses to be taken by BPC as and when an emergency situation is called by the District Council.
Mon, 20 Jul 2020
Advice on reopening Community Facilities - options, risk assessments etc
Wed, 01 Jul 2020
After a review and the attached brief, HDC is not planning to re-open it's own skate parks until the national guidance changes regarding play grounds/areas.
The virus is know to last 3-4 days on a steel/metal surface and given the nature of use this would be in conflict with 2 meter social distancing and not congregating with members from other households.
For now the HDC position is they remain closed pending any updates on government guidance on play areas.
Fri, 22 May 2020
The UK Government's plan to rebuild and its recovery strategy relating to the COVID-19 pandemic
Mon, 11 May 2020
Last week Coronavirus testing was extended to include council workers, so that if you have symptoms of the virus you can now be tested along with other essential workers. This also includes members of your household who may be showing symptoms. If you need to book a test you can book online at www.self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk. And your employers can also refer you for testing by contacting email@example.com. You will have the option of booking an appointment slot at one of our drive through sites or can ask to receive a home testing kit if you cannot travel.
Sat, 02 May 2020
A Public Space Protection Order PSPO entered into force on 20 October 2017 to help manage irresponsible dog ownership across the district. The PSPO replaces the Dog Control Orders that were previously in place. You will be committing an offence if you:
- fail to remove dog faeces (poo)
- do not keep a dog on a lead in certain areas
- do not put and keep a dog on a lead when told to do so by an authorised officer
- allow a dog to enter land where dogs are excluded and
- are not carrying a suitable bag (or similar) for picking up and disposing of dog faeces and be able to show this if requested by an authorised officer.
Offenders may be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £100 or a fine of up to £1,000 if prosecuted under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
This order further details the specifics of controlling a dog in a public space.
Mon, 27 Apr 2020
Dogs must not be allowed to be 'dangerously out of control', which means injuring someone or making someone fear they may be injured. This applies to any breed or type of dog.
Owners (or the person in charge of the dog at the time) who allow their pets to hurt a person face punishments of up to three years in prison for injury, or 14 years for death, an unlimited fine, disqualification from owning pets, and having their dog destroyed. It is also an offence to allow a dog to injure a registered assistance dog.
In cases where no injury is caused, owners can still go to prison for six months, be fined up to £5,000, be banned from owning pets and have their dog destroyed.
The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 Chapter 65 attached details the specifics of these measures.
Mon, 27 Apr 2020
High street shops and other companies under strain will be protected from aggressive rent collection and asked to pay what they can during the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 23 April 2020 - see attached document for full details.
Last updated 25 April 2020 — see all updates
Sun, 26 Apr 2020
What you need to know about coronavirus and food
- It is very unlikely that you can catch coronavirus (COVID-19) from food.
- Cooking thoroughly will kill the virus.
- COVID-19 is a respiratory illness. It is not known to be transmitted by exposure to food or food packaging.
- Everyone should wash their hands regularly with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, to reduce the risk of illness.
- It is especially important to wash hands before handling food or eating.
Food hygiene when shopping
The risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) cross-contamination to food and food packaging is very low. Food businesses must ensure that they have the correct food hygiene and food safety processes in place and that these are being followed to protect their customers.
More detail is in the attached document
Sun, 26 Apr 2020
STANDARDS ALLEGATIONS UNDER THE LOCALISM ACT 2011
Tue, 14 Apr 2020
The Government has issued the regulations that will give local authorities greater flexibility in the conduct of meetings, including allowing members to attend remotely, and for public and press access to those meetings. They will come into force on 4 April. They apply to local authority meetings and police and crime panel meetings that are required to be held, or held, before 7 May 2021.
Fri, 03 Apr 2020
You should only leave your home
if you really need to for one of these reasons:
• Shopping for things you must have, like food or medicine
• For health appointments that cannot be done over the phone
• To go to work, but only if there is no way you can do your work from home
• To care for a vulnerable person
• To do exercise once a day, like going for a walk alone or with someone you live with
Tue, 31 Mar 2020
COVID-19 is a new illness. Lots of people call it coronavirus.
It can affect your lungs and your breathing.
To stop coronavirus spreading people are being asked to stay at home as much as possible.
This guide is about what you can do to be ready to stay at home.
Tue, 31 Mar 2020