Tag: Telford & Wrekin Council

Shrewsbury’s MP proposes merger of Shropshire and Telford

The Conservative MP for Shrewsbury & Atcham, Daniel Kawczynski, has suggested merging Telford & Wrekin Council with Shropshire Council. He says that a combined authority could save £14m a year through efficiencies which could be spent on improving services. Shropshire County Council abolished

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Veolia waste contract is extremely poor value for money

Telford & Wrekin Council’s decision to award a £137m, 24 year waste management contract to Veolia defies belief. Shropshire Council are currently trying to wriggle out of their own “nightmare” 25 year waste management contract with Veolia because they don’t

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Budget Consultation a sham

Telford & Wrekin Council’s budget consultation is a complete sham. The consultation has just two questions, neither of which can be answered negatively by any right-thinking person. Do you broadly support our plans to encourage jobs, growth and protection of

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Telford Town Park play equipment contract put to EU-wide tender

It is often said by the filed old parties that UKIP is irrelevant at a local level because it’s nothing to do with the EU. UKIP is about far more than the EU of course – the party has a

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Telford & Wrekin Council overspend by £4.4m

The Labour administration at Telford & Wrekin have overspent by £4.4m in just one year, having to spend two thirds of the contingency money in the council’s budget to balance the books. The Tory leader, Andrew Eade, asked Labour what

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Cutting the number of councillors isn’t enough

Leader of Telford Conservatives, Cllr Andrew Eade, has called for the number of councillors in the borough to be reduced from 54 to 44.  A spokesman for Telford Labour (presumably Cllr Shaun Davies) says that it would reduce representation and

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Telford & Wrekin to set up another private company

Telford & Wrekin Council are looking for a Commercial Enterprise Manager (salary £58,471 or 12 apprentices) whose job will be to look at following Shropshire Council’s lead and spin off a company to run council services. The council has already

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Tory leader offers Labour a fight (allegedly)

Conservative and Labour borough councillors spent part of last night’s full council meeting arguing with each other resulting in the leader of the Conservatives allegedly offering to take a Labour councillor outside. Cllr Shaun Davies took to Twitter last night

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Telford & Wrekin Council putting broadband funding at risk

Back in August last year I wrote a bit of a round-up on broadband internet provision in Brookside and mentioned £8m of funding to improve internet access in Shropshire, including Telford & Wrekin. Rather disappointingly, Telford & Wrekin Council are one

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