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8th September 2017
Public Services Must Be Given “Vital” Public Scrutiny – APSE

Public Services Must Be Given “Vital” Public Scrutiny – APSE

New research suggests transparency and public scrutiny processes over public services are being perceived as “weak” and fail to have impact, something that is “vital”, the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) says. As the shape of public services and … Continue reading

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1st September 2017
Further Birmingham Bin Strikes “Certain” As Redundancies Go Ahead

Further Birmingham Bin Strikes “Certain” As Redundancies Go Ahead

Birmingham City Council will go ahead with issuing refuse worker redundancy notices, it has announced, after Unite urged the council’s cabinet to not “undermine” democratically elected councillors in its vote yesterday (31 August). The Union said further industrial action was … Continue reading

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29th August 2017
Defra Launches £500,000 Litter Prevention Fund

Defra Launches £500,000 Litter Prevention Fund

Almost £500,000 will be awarded to community projects to tackle littering, Defra Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced. The funding aims to support the development of “new innovation and approaches” for tackling litter, from behavioural research for better positioned bins … Continue reading

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25th August 2017
Seizing Vehicles Must Become “Default Penalty” For Fly-Tipping – CLA

Seizing Vehicles Must Become “Default Penalty” For Fly-Tipping – CLA

New proposals on how to deal with fly-tipping have been put forward by the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) over the Bank Holiday weekend – a time when there can be a surge of illegally dumped waste across rural … Continue reading

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25th August 2017
Veolia Preferred Bidder For Stafford Council Waste Contract

Veolia Preferred Bidder For Stafford Council Waste Contract

Veolia has been confirmed as preferred bidder for a ten-year municipal waste and recycling collection contract by Stafford Borough Council. Worth around £35m, the contract includes the processing of dry recycling which will advance services to help the Council meet … Continue reading

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23rd August 2017
Bin Collection Complaints Upheld By Ombudsman Rockets 59%

Bin Collection Complaints Upheld By Ombudsman Rockets 59%

Councils in England are “getting it wrong too often” when it comes to waste collection complaints, says the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, whose new report reveals a rocketing increase in upheld waste services complaints. Its new report – … Continue reading

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18th August 2017
SUEZ Rebuts Allegations Of Attempting To “Undermine” Doncaster Bin Strikes

SUEZ Rebuts Allegations Of Attempting To “Undermine” Doncaster Bin Strikes

Unite has warned that it will leave “no stone unturned” after accusing waste management company SUEZ of attempting to “undermine” forthcoming refuse worker strike action in Doncaster. SUEZ, however, has refuted claims. Unite says it has received “evidence” that SUEZ … Continue reading

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4th August 2017
Deposit Return Scheme Would Stop A Third Of Ocean Plastic

Deposit Return Scheme Would Stop A Third Of Ocean Plastic

A deposit return scheme for beverage containers would stop a third of the plastic going into the oceans, according to new analysis by think tank Green Alliance. According to the group, plastic marine litter from the UK could be reduced … Continue reading

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