This, from the Vale officers (I’ve snipped out bits to make it shorter, without sacrificing meaning):
…We will suspend collections for two weeks over Christmas, […] to enable us to collect the extra household waste produced at this time of the year. [We will also] collect extra garden waste during a week in spring, which we will publicise nearer the time.
[…] for new customers we will only accept direct debit payments […] We are planning to include a letter with future invoices to advise existing customers that we will be moving to direct debit payments only for our garden waste service before their service is next renewed. We hope this will encourage some customers to switch now but gives all customers up to 12 months notice of this change.
For more information on the terms and conditions, please visit the council’s website at www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk.
For questions related to the garden waste service, please contact Ian Matten on (01235) 547640 or email@example.com
So, garden waste (brown bin) pick-up will be skipped in December, and we’ll have an extra pick-up in spring, with the details to be announced nearer the time.
But it won’t be announced in Unvaled, because the Vale cabinet are discontinuing it.
When I hear details, I’ll post them here.