Find out more about the changes to our bin collections. You can also check your bin day with our online calendar and if we have missed collecting your waste, you can report it online.You can also find out how to report issues to us online such as if you haven't had a calendar or a new bin/box.
Easter waste collections and opening hours
In the week beginning, 22 April, all collections will be a day later with collections usually due on Friday 26 April being carried out on Saturday 27 April. Collections return to normal in the following week. Find out more.
Elections - May 2019
Find out more about the local elections on 2 May 2019, including how to register to vote, how to apply for a postal or proxy vote and who is standing for election. You can also see a full breakdown of the results in 2015. You can also find out about the European Parliament elections on 23 May 2019.
Budget and spending
The Council has a statutory responsibility to set a balanced budget for each financial year. Broadly this means that the Council’s expenditure on services must be contained with the available funding envelope. The Council's latest budget, Efficiency Plan and budget strategy can be downloaded below:
Capital Investment Strategy and Revenue and Capital Budget 2019/20
Public Contracts Regulations Act 2015 - disclosure 2017-18
Revenue and capital budget 2019/20 - appendices
Pay Policy Statement
The Pay Policy Statement sets out the Council’s approach to pay policy in accordance with the requirements of Section 38 of the Localism Act 2011.
The purpose of the statement is to provide transparency with regard to the Council’s approach to setting the pay of its employees by identifying;
- The methods by which salaries of all employees are determined;
- The detail and level of remuneration of its most senior staff i.e. ‘chief officers’, as defined by the relevant legislation;
The Chief Officer’s Employment Panel and the Chief Executive (as the head of Paid Service) are responsible for ensuring the provisions set out in this statement are applied consistently throughout the Council and recommending any amendments to the Council.
You can also find our latest Gender Pay Gap figures.
Senior officer salaries
Details of salaries of senior officers can be found in the Statement of Accounts.
Monthly details of all spending by the Council including on procurement cards can be found on our spending web page.