A SPECIAL meeting for council bosses to reconsider changes to the borough’s green waste concluded with the same resolutions as before with a new £40 charge being brought in for the service.

On December 11 Swindon Council’s cabinet voted to pass plans which will see residents paying £40 a year for their green waste from April and residents recycling being collected fortnightly rather than weekly from February.

At the council’s scrutiny committee on December 16, councillors agreed to refer changes to the household waste collection service back to cabinet for further consideration after concerns were raised that the report did not include enough financial information.

Last night a revised report was debated by councillors who agreed the changes should go ahead as planned.