With various ways to label a region of England, such as; TV areas of Anglia, London, Meridian, West, Central, etc, or Counties, maybe even Council regions that split each County, it isn’t always simple to define a large skip hire coverage area. The UK Central Counties simply refer to ones that aren’t coastal or neighbouring another country of the UK, generally located toward the middle of England.
The are currently 48 official Counties of England, but many people often still label their address or local region with a previous existing County. The problem is that County borders have changed, with many new counties being created by splits and some counties being consumed by merging. For example, Middlesex has been consumed by Greater London and officially no longer exists, yet a majority within that area still use Middlesex in their address and refuse to accept its discontinuation. Cambridgeshire is another example of consumption, with Huntingdonshire being removed, as well as the county region named Isle of Ely.
So, to label our skip hire coverage area we say Central Counties. Central Counties can also be regarded differently depending on where you live, North or South of England, so this is clearer by labelling them in full, new or old names. However, then the problem is that some counties are only part covered, the county border is not the exact limit, there are overlaps with neighbour counties, such as Essex, Suffolk or Norfolk which are all coastal counties or East Counties.
To us, Central Counties are; Greater London (North), Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland. Then, in part, some of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Buckinhamshire. Oxfordshire, West Counties, the Midlands and Midland Counties, or any counties further north are not regarded as Central Counties by us, even though they may not border sea or other country of the UK. That is our view of ‘Central Counties’ best described.