Sanitary waste contracts

Sanitary waste - Does anyone know the legal requirements re sanitary bins? We have lidded bins in each female toilet for sanitary waste which are lined with plastic bags and emptied regularly by our cleaners. We were visited recently by a company which provides and collects sanitary bins, who suggested what we were doing was not legal. When I have googled it, most answers on Google are from sanitary waste product companies, so of course they will say it's not legal. Do I need to take out a sanitary waste contract?

Lynn Manktelow

Minimum wage for interns?

We are looking to get a "Ministry Intern" with a focus on any of Youth Work, Children’s Work or Media. I'm not sure of the legalities of this kind of appointment, for example: it's not strictly an apprenticeship but would National Minimum Wage apply?; are interns classified as "workers" or "employees" or is this even the right question?; is this classified as "work experience"? plus a thousand other questions.

Does anyone have any wisdom on this, please? William Small

Lettings policy

We are in the middle of a large refurbishment project , reordering the inside of our Church of England Victorian church. We are due to reopen in November and are thinking about the use of the church building post building works. One of the drivers for the work is to make the space more flexible and to encourage community use. However that brings its only risks and rewards. I am looking for any help in putting together a briefing paper for the leadership to consider in formulating a letting policy. If you think you can help me please do contact me, any and all help welcome. Martin Dudley, Christchurch, Ware.

Building purchase and renovation help

Our church is a multi-site church that is now looking at purchasing buildings for our gatherings in the locations they are in. There are lots of pit falls and costs involved. i was wondering if there was anyone that has recent experience in buying and renovating buildings and if you have any helpful questions to ask, project plans or ideal people to get on board with helping the staff? David Fahrer

Dealing with illegal parking

Our small church car park is suffering from illegal parking by residents - particularly large vans - that is causing a nightmare for hirers and church users. The council and police can't do anything, and we have looked into parking agencies that fine unauthorised vehicles but are concerned about their enforce-ability. Is there any advice you can give us on how to stop these people parking on our land that become aggressive and violent when we confront them about parking on private property? Andreas Botzios