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Update on Cherry Orchard

Posted: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:55 by Sally Willis

There has been news in the Northampton Chronicle that suggests that the transfer of Cherry Orchard from Northampton Borough Council to Hardingstone Parish Council is guaranteed and will happen soon.

The Parish Council have agreed to reopen negotiations after several conditions had been removed, but the new offer still needs to be received and reviewed before any paperwork is signed and transfers made.

Residents warned to watch where they send their waste

Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:02 by Sally Willis

Northampton residents are being urged to take care who they employ to dispose of their waste, after a successful prosecution in December.

On 10 July Northampton Borough Council's Neighbourhood Wardens discovered a pile of sacks in Foskitt Court, Bellinge, which, following investigation, contained evidence of whose it was. More »

When challenged, the householder – Christina Dovkants of Hanemill Court, Bellinge – said she had hired someone to take the waste away but had not confirmed their details.

Cllr Mike Hallam, Northampton Borough Council Cabinet member for environment, said: "This is a common mistake which leaves people open to prosecution.

"As Keep Britain Tidy's #CrimeNotToCare campaign highlights, your waste is your responsibility, so unless it is disposed of responsibly it could come back to haunt you."

Traders are required by law to hold a waste carrier's licence, and anyone employing a contractor should ask to see this as well as obtaining their vehicle details.

As a consequence of not doing so, on 16 December Ms Dovkants pleaded guilty to failure to secure domestic waste, under S34 (2A) of the Environmental Protection Act. She was fined £493 and ordered to pay £100 costs and a £49 victim surcharge.

Further advice for residents seeking to have someone else dispose of their waste includes asking for a transfer note or receipt from the contractor, checking where the waste is going, and making a note of any other details they feel might be useful. » Less

Northampton residents encouraged to make food recycling one of their new year's resolutions

Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:56 by Sally Willis

Northampton Borough Council and Veolia are encouraging residents to use up or recycle their leftover food to help reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.

As part of the ongoing campaign, residents are being urged to freeze items for use on another day or to cook up new recipes to use up the leftovers. Ideas for new recipes can be gained from www.lovefoodhatewaste.com , which regularly posts new dish ideas such as potato peel soup, lemon chicken slow cooker tagine and baked stuffed apples. More »

Weekly food waste collections are available for anyone who still has food waste to dispose of. If you don't have a small inside kitchen caddy or a larger outside caddy, they can be ordered at http://ow.ly/f2sN30owhUC.

Kitchen caddies can be used to recycle leftover, mouldy or out-of-date food, including plate scrapings, mouldy bread, tea bags and coffee grounds and vegetable peelings and fruit rinds.

Food waste caddies are collected once a week, if presented with your other bins, on your scheduled collection day.

As an added incentive, residents can sign up to take part in the 'In to Win' scheme at www.feedyourcaddy.co.uk, which is organised by the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership. As part of the scheme, members can win prizes on a monthly basis or they can choose to donate the cash equivalent to their local food bank just by presenting their food waste caddy weekly.

Once collected, food waste is taken to a special facility that turns the waste into green energy and a compost like material called biofertiliser. This material is then spread on local farmland and the gas produced in the process is used for heat and power.

Councillor Mike Hallam, Cabinet member for environment, said: "We are happy to see the increasing number of residents that are trying to minimise the amount of waste going into the landfill by regularly recycling their food waste, but there are still pockets in the town that don't, and we want to change that.

"As well as promoting different ways to use up food and getting more residents signed up to the food recycling service, we will be working with Veolia over the coming weeks and months to ensure residents have all the information they need to help them recycle more this year." » Less