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SIGN UP FOR GARDEN WASTE COLLECTIONS 2021/22
Subscriptions for Hambleton District Council’s garden waste collections for 2021/22 are now open for residents.
New and existing customers can sign up for the £40 a year fortnightly collection service at hambleton.gov.uk.
Last year saw more than 50% of the district’s properties enrol and almost 23,000 licences bought. More than 1000 licences were bought by residents opting to have multiple bins.
- Garden waste collections for this year have now finished apart from a special collection to accommodate Christmas trees on either week commencing 11 or 18 January depending on your collection week – normal garden waste is accepted during this collection. Trees must be chopped up and placed inside the bin with the lid closed – trees left at the roadside or hanging out of bins will not be collected.
Garden waste collections will resume mid-February for those who have subscribed to the current service which runs until March 2021.
For more information or to subscribe visit hambleton.gov.uk or call 01609 779977.
- Properties participating in the current service must not remove their existing sticker until the final collection in March 2021. Bins not displaying the correct sticker will not be emptied.
- Residents subscribing for the 2021/22 scheme should receive their new licence by 1 March – if not they should contact the council. Residents purchasing after 15 February will receive licences within ten working days - they should be attached to their bin from 28 March 2021.
Alison Oldfield (Communications Officer) on 01609 767243
7 December, 2020
LEISURE CENTRE TO GET A £3.8 MILLION FACELIFT (with artist impression)
A £3.8million scheme to upgrade and extend Thirsk’s leisure centre has been given the green light.
It includes creating a 24 hour gym and enlarged studios for exercise classes and cycling stations – as well as replacing outdated plant equipment that has forced the centre’s pools to close several times this year.
Members of Hambleton District Council’s Cabinet are recommending to Full Council that cash is released for the scheme which will bring the 30 year old centre bang up to date.
Built in 1991 the Thirsk and Sowerby Leisure Centre also needs a new roof to address much needed repairs and condensation issues experienced within the building. Old plant machinery also needs replacing – with greener, more environmentally sustainable equipment.
“Gyms, indoor spaces and swimming pools play an essential part in helping people to achieve a healthy lifestyle and a recent report showed tha
t Hambleton district needed to extend its leisure provision,” said Cabinet Member for Leisure, Councillor Bridget Fortune.
“We have already begun to address that need through the changes and expansion made at Northallerton Leisure Centre and these plans at Thirsk will go a long way to improving provision in the south of our district.
“Hambleton District Council has long been committed to providing high quality leisure venues and our strategy is to continue to invest in these facilities
. Bringing Thirsk up to date is an important part of that plan. We’ve already made improvements to Stokesley Leisure Centre, with more on the way and we have aspirations for Bedale too.” The final touches are also being made to a sports hall and 3g pitch at Easingwold school that received £650,000 support from the council.
In addition to the planned changes with the plant and roof at Thirsk, the project will include a 60 station 24/7 gym, 30 person studio and a 25 person cycling studio. It is expected that the work will take around 26 weeks to complete and will be undertaken through a partnership with Alliance Leisure Services, which undertook the project work at Northallerton.
Alison Oldfield (communications officer) on 01609 767243
July 28, 2020