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.
Food hygiene inspections
If you are a food business we will carry out regular inspections of your business to help you comply with the food safety regulations.
You can find lots of advice on how to meet the food safety regulations from the Food Standards Agency website.
Arranging an inspection of a food business
All food businesses have to register with us and we will carry out a regular inspection of your premises. The frequency of these inspections depends on the type of business and the standard of hygiene in the premises.
Setting up a new food business
If you are setting up a new food business you have to register with us at least 28 days before opening.
You can find more advice on the steps you need to take on the Food Standards Agency website.
If you would like an advisory visit from one of our food safety team, then contact us by phone or use the general enquiry form.
To regsiter your food business, complete the form below and return it to our food safety team (the form is in Word or PDF format):
Remember you may also need a licence with your business, especially if you are selling alcohol or providing entertainment. We can help with this too.
Food Hygiene Rating Scheme
Each food business is given a star rating between zero and five (five being the best) on their food hygiene practices. This rating is made available to the public on the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme website.
You will get a window sticker to promote your rating on your premises.