July 1426

A carrier having offered his services for disposal of refuse, for 66s.8d a year, it is ordained that every householder shall pay a base fee annually of 5s. a year, with additional amount determined by the value of his rent (increasing in amounts of ½d. per level) and ½d. per beast owned. Each constable shall select a resident of his ward to assess the appropriate amounts.

[In January 1424 the council had discussed whether private householders should remove their own domestic refuse from town or pay an annual fee to have this service provided them, but no resolution was recorded. 5s. seems a remarkably high fee and may be an error for 5d. (which, from each house, should have amply covered the payment to the carrier).]