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Controversial Streetscene and Highways Contract discussed by Council Leaders

July 23, 2015 4:35 PM

The Conservative administration at County Hall in Trowbridge today discussed the highly controversial BBLP grass cutting, street scene and highways contract. The press and public were excluded from hearing the details of the discussions.

The contract that has been running for 2 years has experienced numerous problems with many residents finding the grass verges in their areas uncut for months on end, a problem that continues today in some parts of the county.

Local Liberal Democrats have been raising concerns about this contract since it was first proposed saying at the time it was too large to work and giving voice to local people's concerns. When hardworking local Lib Dem Councillors have raised these these concerns previously they have been greeted by scorn from members of the cabinet who appear to have failed to react in any way to this growing problem.

Leader of Wiltshire's Liberal Democrats Jon Hubbard has commented "This contract has always been problematic and I really hope that the Conservative administration are finally waking up to the true scale of the problems this contract has caused.

"Now it is time to listen to the people of Wiltshire and find a way to make this contract work effectively, efficiently and affordably."