Scrap the Incinerator Contract – Demo and debate at Glos County Council 18/02/15

Posted on 19. Feb, 2015 by in Environment & Nature, Featured, Politics & Campaigns

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Following on from Eric Pickles granting the incinerator planning appeal, GlosVain’s latest petition, to Scrap the Contract, gathered 8000 signatures in record time. This led to a special debate at Glos County Council on Weds 18 February 2015 – Ash Wednesday ironically. Councillors voted on a motion to Scrap the Contract – the contract signed by the Conservative Controlled County Council BEFORE the incinerator had been granted planning permission (which was later refused by the Council’s own planning committee after a public outcry against the plan).
The vote on the 18th was narrowly lost, with the 3 UKIP county councillors siding with the Conservatives, against the Labour, LibDem and Greens.

There is a new petition at 38 Degrees asking the Conservative Council to reveal the details of the ‘secret’ incinerator contract to the other councillors – something they have so far refused to do claiming ‘commercial confidentiality’.

More about the campaign at www.glosvain.info

More local films about the incinerator can be found at: http://stroudcommunity.tv/tag/incinerator/

Film and edit for SCTV by Peter Richardson

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