Changes to Green Bin Collections

Applications open for garden waste permit

Residents who wish to have their garden waste collected can now apply for a permit under a new subscription scheme which has been introduced by Warwick District Council.  

From 1 August households who would like to have their grass cuttings, weeds, leaves or branches removed from their green wheeled bin will need to have registered and paid a fee to the Council in order to receive their permit.

The cost of the new fortnightly service from 1 August 2022 to 31 March 2023 is £20, with a revised annual fee (to be confirmed) applicable from April 2023.

Councillor Alan Rhead, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Neighbourhood Services commented:

“There has been a significant rise in the cost of the waste collection service due to various external factors, it has therefore not been possible to maintain a free garden waste collection service paid for through Council Tax. As a result we are regretfully having to introduce a fee for this discretionary service. The initial £20 charge to April 2023 equates to about 60p per week and will be reviewed later this year, as we endeavour to keep it as affordable as possible.”  

“Households in the district who do not wish to subscribe will continue to have the option of taking their garden waste to the Recycling Centres at Princes Drive in Leamington or Cherry Orchard in Kenilworth. Alternatively some residents may prefer to home compost their uncooked food and garden waste and at the same provide themselves with a free soil conditioner. Further information on composting is available from Warwickshire County Council.”

A new South Warwickshire 123+ refuse collection system starting from August will see the introduction of separate kerbside food waste collections every week in addition to a fortnightly co-mingled recycling service.

Applications for Garden Waste permits (which will be valid from 1 August 2022) can be made by visiting https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/gardenwaste.

A full list of FAQs on the 123+ Waste and Recycling service is available on the Warwick District Council website.

For home composting details please visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/composting.

Neighbourhood Watch

Warwickshire Police are now utilizing a new community messaging platform called Warwickshire Connected.

This platform enables us to connect and engage directly with our local communities by sending a quick message to all members.

All members of the public are able to sign up for free on the website or download the app for real-time free alerts via email so you can find out what is going on in your local area and keep up-to-date with issues.

You will also have the ability through this platform to contact your safer neighbourhood team directly.

Click here to go to the home page of Warwickshire Connected

Honiley Ultrafast Community Project

We have been working with Dan Howell to get what is known as a Community Fibre Partnership scheme set up with Openreach for the purpose of bringing ultrafast broadband to some residents and businesses within Honiley and we were wondering if it would be possible to put something on your website to publicise this?

Through our work with Openreach, other suppliers such as Glide and DCMS (Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport), we have identified around

80 residential and business properties within the Honiley area who have not yet benefited from such an upgrade and who are eligible to claim the Gigabit Broadband Vouchers – https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/ to help offset the cost of the upgrade.

Openreach have provided a quote for how much the scheme will cost and now that it has been approved by DCMS, they have set up a pledge site at https://www.openreach.com/connectmycommunity where residents and businesses can pledge their support. Instructions for how to do this are attached above. I have also attached the list of eligible properties for reference (though you will obviously not be able to publish these on your website).

However, due to DCMS’s decision to close this scheme early, eligible residents and businesses only have until 1st March to pledge their support for this scheme so we are trying to publicise this as much as we can to get as many voucher pledges in as possible before the cut-off date.

We hope that this is something that you will be able to support us with for the benefit of local residents and businesses within Honiley.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Gavin Tristram

Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Manager

CSW Broadband

ICT Services

Enabling Services

Resources Directorate

Warwickshire County Council

Tel: 07477 370 777

Email: gavintristram@warwickshire.gov.uk