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County adopts 15-year waste plan despite worries

By jrmaidment  |  Posted: November 21, 2012

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A CALL to rip up the plan which outlines how Shire Hall bosses will deal with the county's waste over the next 15 years has been rebuffed.

Opposition councillors asked their Tory peers to agree to look again at the numbers, particularly waste disposal levels, which underpin the county council's waste core strategy.

But the Conservative majority refused, partly on the grounds doing so would mean having to start the document all over again at a meeting of the full council held in Gloucester today.

The strategy sets out how the council will minimise waste, increase recycling and treat the county's residual waste in the future.

Mark Hawthorne, leader of the council, rubbished the idea of starting again.

He said: "If we did choose to do this and rip up the WCS we would have to do everything all over again."

Councillors voted In favour of adopting the strategy.

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  • Shireresident  |  November 25 2012, 3:45PM

    Well Dave I think your wish has largely come true, shame about the effects on childrens services and social care but hey if public sector bashing is your bag feel free. So long as you don't moan over the consequent loss of services. This waste strategy has been a secret done deal for years. The public voted for the present administration so they can go ahead and do it, that's democracy. The thing that concerns me about all this though is that they didn't come clean about the fait accompli prior to the elections, they just fudged and stalled the public. I guess we'll just have to put up with it now and remember what happened when we come to vote in the CC elections next year.

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  • Dave_t10  |  November 22 2012, 1:02AM

    Let's give them a head start..... How about collecting items such as cardboard from the kirbside, and Tetrapak's also. If they want to minimise waste, then maybe they should be a 50% redundancy at Shire Hall.

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  • Bonkim2003  |  November 21 2012, 6:48PM

    Given they have been at this since 2005, it is already dated, and in 15 years will become a museum piece.

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