Liberal Democrats Call for Incinerator Review

The Liberal Democrats on Gloucestershire County Council will at Wednesday’s extraordinary council meeting call for the Cabinet to ask Urbaser Balfour Beatty (UBB) to halt work on the incinerator at Javelin Park until a full and public independent review has been undertaken to scrutinise both the Council’s procurement process and the contract in detail. 

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Astronomical costs to cancelling incinerator contract

In response to the costs associated with cancelling the UBB incinerator contract that have been shared with the Liberal Democrat Group.

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Cllr. Jeremy Hilton (LD: Kingsholm and Wotton) said that:

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Incinerator cancellation costs must now be disclosed

Following Labour’s call for an extraordinary meeting to cancel the County Council’s contract with UBB to build an incinerator at Javelin Park, please see the following statement on behalf of the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr. Jeremy Hilton: -

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Don't shouldn’t forget the rural cyclist!

Liberal Democrats have today welcomed the completion of a study undertaken by Atkins to identify the routes across the County where there are barriers to cycling, but says that more work is needed to identify those barriers to cycling in rural areas.

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Stop the excuses and get on with repairing county roads

After nine and a half months of Amey operating the county’s highways contract, the Liberal Democrats on Gloucestershire County Council have run out of patience with excuses for under performance.

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Don’t leave us in limbo Mr Pickles

Liberal Democrats on Gloucestershire County Council have today requested an extraordinary council meeting to be arranged in January over the Secretary of State’s failure, for the third time, to announce a decision on the £500m Javelin Park incinerator.

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Burden for adult care to be placed on volunteers

Liberal Democrats have at today's Cabinet Meeting attacked the Tories £5million proposed cuts to the 2015/2016 Adults Budget.

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“No Place for Local Council Leader to have Pro-Whitehall Attitude” say Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats on Gloucestershire County Council have asked the Leader of the Council, Cllr. Mark Hawthorne, the reason why he’s not joined 119 other leaders of English councils in signing a letter calling for greater devolution and an end to financial cuts imposed by the centre.

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Tories Refuse to Protect Next Year’s Mental Health Budget

At Shire Hall’s full council meeting this week the minority controlled Conservative administration voted against protecting the overall Mental Health Budget in Gloucestershire for 2015/2016.

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Highways contractor Amey to improve performance or be hit by more financial penalties

After nearly nine months of Amey operating the county’s highways contract, the Liberal Democrats on Gloucestershire County Council have called for them to perform better or face further financial penalties.

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