Small Changes To Recycling Centre Opening Hours For Small Saving
14th February 2019
Highland council agreed to another small saving t the budget meeting on 14 February 2019.
£40,000 saving spread over two years 2019/20 and 20120/21.
There is a perception that the current opening hours at the Council's Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) do not reflect the usage patterns of householders.
Opening hours at the Household Waste Recycling Centres will be developed to ensure that they reflect periods of highest demand.
A review of existing recycling centre opening hours and usage figures will be conducted to identify optimum opening hours.
New opening hours and shift patterns will be developed to reflect periods of highest demand.
To see the full range of cuts and changes in the budget go to -
On 14th February 2020 the Highland council place an advert in the Northern times newspaper regarding the Spaceport planning application as follows - THE HIGHLAND COUNCIL TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (SCOTLAND) ACT 1997 TOWN and COUNTRY PLANNING (ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT) (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2017 Construction of vertical launch space port with launch operations control centre, site integration facility, launch pad complex, antenna park, access road, fencing, services and associated infrastructure AT Land 2600M SW Of Dunbuie Talmine tongue The Council has received an application for planning permission for the above development from Highlands and Islands Enterprise on land 2600M SW of Dunbuie Talmine Tongue. The application is development falling within the above Regulations as Environmental Impact Assessment development and accordingly is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Assessment Report.
Members today approved a modest 3% rent increase for residential rents and service charges following detailed consultation with tenants. The increase will result in a rise in the average weekly council house rent from £75.38 to £77.74 (£2.26), which means that Highland rents are still 8th lowest of the 26 councils which retain housing.
Highland Council's new Chief Social Work Officer's first annual report highlights successes and challenges.` Highland Council's new Chief Social Work Officer for Highland Council, Karen Ralston, has enjoyed a successful first year in her role. Members today noted the 2018/19 annual report at the meeting of the Health, Wellbeing and Social Care committee.
Highland Council Trading Standards are again warning unsuspecting residents of the emergence of a new Council Tax scam. Today a call was received by the Council from a Council Tax payer alerting to a Council Tax scam whereby scammers are now texting people and informing them that they are due a Council Tax rebate.
The Highland Council has published the Highland Common Good Asset Register following the completion of a consultation process required by the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. The Register has been published on the Council's website and can be accessed from the download link on the page titled "Common Good Asset Register" or at the following link: https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/20010/community_planning/840/common_good_asset_register For ease of reference, the Register has been divided in the separate former Burghs having recorded Common Good Funds - Cromarty, Dingwall, Dornoch, Fortrose and Rosemarkie, Invergordon, Inverness, Nairn and Tain.
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At a special meeting of the former Environment, Development and Infrastructure Committee, held in October last year, Councillors agreed a new approach to the introduction of car parking charges across the area that will see a surplus of income split 50/50 with local areas. At today's (Thursday 6 February) meeting of The Highland Council's new Economy and Infrastructure Committee members had the opportunity to discuss the progress made in implementing the first phase of the off-street car parking policy.
In Caithness - Cairhness West. Nominations are invited from people seeking election to 16 Community Councils across the Highlands that remained unformed after the elections held in December last year.
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