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.
Community Right to Bid - Bids
Making a bid
If the owner wants to sell a listed asset, they must tell the Council. We will inform the nominator and publicise this on our website.
If an eligible group wants to make a bid to buy the asset, they must inform us within six weeks of us telling them that the property is available to purchase. Not all groups mentioned under ‘how to make a nomination' are eligible to place a bid. Unincorporated groups cannot bid as they are unable to legally own property.
- If no eligible group expresses an interest in bidding for the asset within a six week period, then the owner can proceed to sell it.
- If an eligible group does express an interest in making a bid there will be a six month moratorium period to give them a chance to raise the money. The moratorium period starts when the owner advises us of their intention to sell.
Can we as a group negotiate with the property owner?
Yes. At any point before the end of the six months the eligible group(s) may enter into negotiations with the property owner providing the owner is willing to do this. We ask that we are kept informed of developments.
If we get a succesful bid together, does the owner have to sell the asset to us?
At the end of the moratorium period, if a group has successfully put a bid together, the owner will have the option to either accept the bid or sell the property freely on the open market.
For more information about assets of community value/community right to bid, please visit the Community Rights website.