NEW GARDEN WASTE WHEELED BIN SERVICE FOR NEW FOREST
At the Cabinet meeting on 5 July 2023, New Forest District Council agreed the detailed plans for a new garden waste collection service using wheeled bins.
The council already has a garden waste service, with 21,000 customers. This is around 1 in every 4 households using the service.
The service collects garden waste from households once a fortnight and currently uses a reusable bag.
As agreed as part of the authority’s wider waste strategy*, from April 2024 the garden waste service will use a 240l wheeled bin. The bin will hold twice what the current bags hold. It will be a black wheeled bin with a brown lid.
The new service will have an annual charge of £65, plus a one-off charge of £25 for the supply of the bin. These charges are in line with the average price charged by all Hampshire councils
Residents wishing to join the new service will be invited to sign up for the new service in the autumn this year. And those that sign up then, will receive an early offer of no charge for the supply of the bin , a £25 saving.
Customers who join the service in the autumn will have their wheeled bins delivered between January and March 2024.
Information will be on the Council’s website at Newforest.gov.uk/gardenwaste
CHRISTMAS FREE PARKING
NFDC has confirmed its intention to have 4 days this year (2023) when charges do not apply in their car parks to assist businesses.
This year free parking will be provided in the pay and display car parks on Saturday 2nd December to help promote' Small Business Saturday' which is a national campaign to support local high streets and independent shops.
In the final run up to Christmas, to further support local businesses they are also suspending parking charges in all NFDC pay and display car parks on the last weekend before Christmas (16th/17th December 2023).
Dig your Ditch - riperian ownership explained
Having had such a dry summer, it is a great time to get out and maintain your ditches and cuverts to ensure that they are ready for the rainfall when it comes. The below HCC Highways poster and leaflet clearly explains ownership and responsibility.
The fair has it's own website which can be viewed here:
See the latest edition of the Parish Pump for forthcoming events (link above)