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Highways Contract Cover Up

September 29, 2015 3:30 PM

Today at the full council meeting of Wiltshire Council, the Conservative administration dismissed the call by Wiltshire's Lib Dems for an independant inquiry of the failed Balfour Beaty contract.

Attempting to avoid an embarrassing discussion of the failed grass cutting contract the administration rejected Lib Dem calls for a full independent inquiry and instead opted for a small internally generated report which can be managed by the administration to avoid any public embarrassment.

Leader of Wiltshire Lib Dems Cllr Jon Hubbard said "This behaviour from the administration is shocking, this is a flagrant attempt to cover up the failures of the BBLP contract. The people of Wiltshire deserve a full, independent and public enquiry to make sure this is never allowed to happen again."

Wiltshire's Liberal Democrats have called on the council to provide an honest account of the contract and its problems.

"The Scrutiny process can be very effective for holding the administration to account however with a contract of this size an independent enquiry is absolutely vital. The Conservative councillors are very good at doing what the administration tells them, I am disappointed they are unwilling to do more for their local residents" concluded Cllr Hubbard.