There’s bad news looming for gardeners, householders, film-makers and people moving house in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The council is proposing the double the charge for re-useable green garden-waste bags from £1.00 to £2.00 . Charges for recycling boxes and blue bags are also going up from £1.00 to £2.00 each.
The council says the increased charges will contribute to what the council calls “savings” [in non council-speak “cuts”] of £64,000 which it says are required from this particular council budget for financial year just passed – “2016/2017 ” .
The “facilities fee” – which the council makes to film and tv companies for filming on a public highway (something which regularly happens in Penarth) – is going up. Charges are to increase from £243.33 per day to £260.00 a day.
Finally for anyone who’s moving house – or just thinking about changing the name of their existing house – the charge the council makes for this is going up from £74.54 to £76.03.