Waste Collection

Council’s waste contract ENDED 16 years early! #WhatNow?

Amey - Peterborough

This time last year, the Peterborough Telegraph were reporting that the Conservative controlled City Council were “..to terminate their waste contract with Amey in a bid to save £100,000 every year.”

Don’t forget, that was the same contract, previously signed by the same Conservatives, and basically meant that they were ending it 16 years early!

Then at the end of last year, it was reported that the cancellation was set to cost local taxpayers £500,000!

This latest news (see above video), shows how bizarre the whole thing is, with Tories who run East Cambs Council stating they’ll bring their waste collection services in-house, while Tories in neighbouring Peterborough, seem determined to continue down the private sector route?

Me? I think this services and others should of course be run by the local authority!

At the end of the day, you pay your council tax in return for services, sadly in our city we’ve reached a point where we get told by bods at the Town Hall, “Sorry, that service is now run by a Trust, Private Company or ALMO.”

So basically, we now pay more Council Tax than ever before in our history and receive less services and have less control over them??

As always, I’d love to know your thoughts or hear your experiences! Please take a moment to post them below!

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Darren Fower

Elected as City Councillor for the Gunthorpe area, in 2004. Hold the record for 2nd youngest councillor in Peterborough's history. Governor at Gunthorpe Primary School.

2 thoughts on “Council’s waste contract ENDED 16 years early! #WhatNow?”

  1. Waste collection should go back in house we had a better service then also ground work ie grass cutting should do the same

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