Brown bins: Welwyn Hatfield Council vote to introduce charges

PUBLISHED: 20:50 09 January 2017 | UPDATED: 20:57 09 January 2017

Welwyn Hatfield Council voted to introduce brown bin collection charges

Welwyn Hatfield Council voted to introduce brown bin collection charges

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Welwyn Hatfield Council has tonight decided to introduce charges for brown bin collections in the borough.

The Cabinet agreed to introduce £35 charges for garden waste collection, starting in April this year.

Labour councillor James Broach later called for a recorded vote, in which 28 of the 46 present members backed the plan.

Every Conservative councillor voted in favour.

The decision was met with anger from dozens of residents, many of whom signed a 2,455-strong petition that was presented before the vote.

For the full story and reaction check out Wednesday’s paper.

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