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Higham on the Hill Parish Council

Serving the people of Higham On The Hill and Lindley

Clerk: Dot Dickson
15 Nuneaton Lane, Higham on
the Hill, Nuneaton CV13 6AD

Tel: 01455 212008

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Latest News

Fly tipping

Thu, 11 May 2017 16:29 by Janet Robinson

Hinckley and Bosworth have been urged to help in the fight against fly-tipping after the number of incidents rose by 46 per cent in the Borough last year.

Along with the increase in the number of incidents, the cost of removing fly-tips increased by £12,000 to £34,000 in 2016/17, compared to 2015/16. More »

Most of the fly-tips consist of mixed household waste, which includes black bags, white goods, green waste and construction materials.

The increase, which follows a national trend, has persuaded the Borough Council to launch a new campaign to crack down on bogus waste collectors who offer to remove waste for free, or for a low price, and then fly-tip it.

By law, everyone has a duty of care to take reasonable measures to ensure that waste produced on their property is passed on to an authorised person who will dispose of the waste responsibly. According to the duty of care, if the waste can be traced back to its source and the individual hasn't taken reasonable measures then they may be liable for a fine of up to £5,000.

Businesses that carry waste should be registered with the Environment Agency as licensed waste carriers and they have to pay to dispose of waste, so householders are urged to always beware of being offered unusually low prices for this service and to check on the contractors they use to remove waste and carry out work at their properties.

Contractors should be questioned about how they plan to dispose of the waste and checks made to ensure they are registered waste carriers. This can be done by visiting the Environment Agency's website: https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers

Contractors should also be asked to provide a waste transfer note, which is a receipt showing where the waste is from and where they will be taking it to.

Checks will also be made by the council's Clean Neighbourhoods team with local trades companies to ensure that they are complying with their duty of care, meaning they have licences in place to dispose of waste produced through the work they complete.

Fly-tipping carries a Fixed Penalty Notice of £400 and an unlimited fine if prosecuted. In some case it can even carry a prison sentence.

The Clean Neighbourhoods Team issued 12 FPNs for fly-tipping offences during 2016/17. » Less

Church Roof

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 20:31 by Janet Robinson

Many churches still have lead on their roofs which makes them an easy target for thieves.

If you live, work or pass by a church on a regular basis please keep an eye out for anything that looks suspicious. More »

If something doesn't seem right then it probably isn't so please don't be afraid to call us.

If a crime is in progress, or in an emergency, please call us on 999. At all other times please call us on 101.

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Brown bin collection reminder

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:39 by Janet Robinson

Final reminder to renew garden waste collection service

ALMOST a year after the introduction of a payment-based garden waste collection service in Hinckley & Bosworth, the Borough Council is reminding residents that any bins not displaying a 2017/18 payment sticker will not be emptied from next Monday 3 April. More »

Residents who do wish to continue to receive the service and have not yet renewed are advised to make payment as soon as possible and allow 10 working days for the sticker to be delivered before presenting their garden waste bin for collection.

Residents who have already renewed are asked to make sure the new 2017/18 sticker is fixed to their garden waste bin as the bin will not be emptied without it.

Renewals can be made online at www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/gardenwaste, where the council has made significant improvements to the system that was used 12 months ago. Alternatively, call the council on 01455 238141.

Payments can be made by either credit or debit card, but residents should be aware that a small surcharge is made for credit card payments. The price has been frozen and remains at £24 for 2017/18.

Garden waste is still collected on a fortnightly basis, closing only for two weeks over Christmas and New Year. This means that each collection costs just 96 pence.

Payment for the service can be made at any time throughout the year.

For those who choose not to subscribe to the service there are other options for disposing of their garden waste including:

1. Composting at home - garden waste and other material can be recycled by purchasing a low cost compost bin from www.getcomposting.com

2. Taking garden waste to a Leicestershire County Council Household Waste & Recycling Site (see

www.leicestershire.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling) » Less

Proposed Chicane on Nuneaton Lane