Council invests additional £125,000 in waste & recycling services
Following recent challenges to the Council’s Waste & Recycling Service, Councillors have agreed to spend £125K on improving the resilience of the service.
At a meeting of the Council Executive on Thursday (29th November 2018), it was agreed to use £125k from the waste reserve to recruit and train more staff ahead of the winter season.
Earlier this year a national shortage of HGV drivers, sickness and poor weather caused a number of issues for the Waste & Recycling Service.
In response, improving the service was made a priority; including rectifying missed collections and holding a successful recruitment day for staff in September.
A further report will be taken to an Executive Member decision session next month, recommending a new driver apprentice programme, in order to support the service in the long-term. If approved, the Council will develop a driver apprentice programme within the waste team to train drivers as early as next year.
Councillor Andrew Waller, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Environment, said:
“This year has been a challenging one for our Waste & Recycling Service, because, like many other areas in the country, we have felt the effects of a national shortage in HGV drivers.”
“Residents have, quite rightly, felt frustrated by missed collections and that is why we have been working hard to identify the best approach to supporting the service amidst these challenges.”
“Therefore, I am pleased that the Council Executive has agreed to invest a further £125K in the service, as this will allow us to immediately take steps in improving the resilience of the service, particularly before the busy Winter period. This is a short-term measure and one of many we are looking at to support the service.” (more…)
North Yorkshire Police is looking for people who want to deliver an exemplary service to the community, partners and colleagues in their recruitment campaign for Police Officers.
Do you have the skills and passion required to provide an excellent customer service every day and a true sense of purpose to keep people safe and make them feel safe? If the answer is YES, then read on……….
North Yorkshire Police has today announced that its latest recruitment drive for new Police Officers to join the force will launch next month.
From Wednesday 1 November, aspiring Police Officers will have the opportunity to submit their applications before the recruitment window closes on Thursday 30 November.
With its diverse geography, and breadth of policing challenges, this is the first time that members of the public have had the opportunity to apply for the role of Police Officer in North Yorkshire since April 2016.
The force welcomes applications from individuals from all backgrounds who can demonstrate how they inspire and influence those around them; are courageous and show compassion to others, who respect race and diversity and treat people with dignity and respect at all times.
Women, black and minority ethnic candidates and candidates from the LGBT community are particularly encouraged to apply, as members of these groups are currently under-represented in this role compared to local demographics. All appointments are made on merit. (more…)
North Yorkshire Police is hosting a webchat for anyone interested in joining their Force Control Room.
The force is currently recruiting 20 new members of staff to work in this vital, front-line department.
Force Control Room staff are at the heart of policing in North Yorkshire, answering all emergency and non-emergency calls that come into North Yorkshire Police. One minute you could be taking a report of a stolen vehicle, the next, you could be dealing with a tragedy such as a sudden death or serious car crash. You will also ensure that our people and resources are sent to the right place at the right time.
To ask any questions about the roles available, prospective applicants can log on to northyorkshire.police.uk/webchat between 6pm and 7pm on Wednesday 6 September 2017.
To find out more about the role, watch this video and visit northyorkshire.police.uk/fcr
Recruitment closes on 17 September 2017.