RDC News and Updates

 Big Energy Saving Week – Citizens Advice Bureau Drop in Sessions

 The Citizens Advice are holding two events in Big Energy Saving Week. Anyone can turn up for advice and information on how to save money on their energy bills or discuss any issues with energy they might be having. There is a free goody bag for everyone who attends.

The dates are times are:

Thursday 23rd January, 11.30am – 2pm – Middleham Key Centre

Friday 24th January, 10am – 1pm – Catterick Garrison Tesco






How to Find Licenced Textile Collections – Richmondshire

Unlicensed textile collections are a big problem in the textile recycling industry – many illegal operators are taking  advantage of the lack of resources in Council licensing departments and avoiding applying for a licence, hoping that residents will not question the validity of any textile bag dropping through their letterbox.

The solution is quite simple – Licenced collections have gone through scrutiny and been authorised along with the requests from the exempt charities (large charities that have nationwide permission from Government) with collection dates within a district. You will quickly see what is not authorised and ignore /report unauthorised collections. This link provides details of registered charity collections in the Richmondshire District  https://www.richmondshire.gov.uk/licensing/charitable-collections/registered-charity-collectors/

Sadly there are gangs nationwide who are involved in this fraud and the pickings are good – a tonne of good quality second hand clothing can be sold in the region of £800 > £1000 per tonne and often the crime is associated with VAT fraud, money laundering and people trafficking. It also deprives legitimate charities of valuable funding and hoodwinks the public who think they are helping a good cause.