Powys council group leader hits back at 'abysmal' recycling service

By newtown.wales

4 months ago

News Politics

Leader of the Welsh Conservative Group at Powys County Council, Cllr Aled Davies has hit back at the council's plans to remove glass and paper recycling and brands their recycling collection service as 'abysmal'

Former Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Davies said that Powys residents are being badly let down by the new Liberal Democrat and Labour administration at Powys County Council, citing residents missing recycling collections all summer due to staff shortages.

In a statement, Cllr Aled Davies said:

"There have been problems all summer with the recycling service. In July at a Full Council meeting, I sought assurances from the Liberal Democrat Cabinet Member for Recycling, Cllr. Jackie Charlton about the service, in response I was told, ‘We have put everything in place to make sure it shouldn’t happen again'"

"Clearly, that is simply not true, and the people of Powys continue to receive a poor service but on top of this the Liberal Democrat/Labour run council have this week announced that they are removing the remaining bottle and paper banks from across Powys. My plea to the Cabinet at Powys Count Council is please get the kerbside collection right first before contemplating further removal of the bottle banks. It is clear that this current Council administration are making it harder, not easier to recycle."

"However, I must thank the hard-working recycling teams across Powys, who are working long hours to try and deliver this important service, but they are being let down, the Powys County Council Leader must demand that his Cabinet member gets a grip of the situation or show her the door."

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