At the Council meeting on 28th, the P Gwyrdd contract for Viridor (25 years, £600mM total, £250million from Cardiff) was rammed through. The Splott Councillors absented themselves - Luke Holland away ill, Gretta Marshall and Huw Thomas failed to demand their rights under the Localism Act to speak representing their electorate (and didn't use the normal 'dispensation' to speak against Labour group decision). They quit the meeting, leaving Cllrs Goodway and Govier with their commitment to P Gwyrdd free to ram though the approval of Viridor as preferred bidder (contract to be finalised in June or July). No-one spoke in objection over the 'grave misconduct' by Viridor whose unlawful building allows the Council to rule out this company.
|Ralph Cook NOT A|