Liberal Democrats are set to demand the officers of Torbay Council call time on the contract with TOR2, who manage a significant number of Council functions such as cleaning Torbay’s streets and toilets, recycling and parks maintenance.
The Ellacombe Liberal Democrat councillor Cindy Stocks, who is putting the motion, said: “It is time Torbay Council said enough is enough and seek to end the contract. The breaking point for me was this summer with the shambolic management of waste and recycling across Torbay resulting in our streets being left filthy with refuse for weeks on end. I am also aware that there is a lack of progress in improving our recycling rates that could cost the council hundreds of thousands of pounds in fines if we fail to get a handle on this matter.”
Paignton Liberal Democrat councillor Chris Carter, who is seconding the motion, said: “I despair in the way this contract has been managed. Our Conservative council has had a light touch management approach since its inception. This has resulted in the poor performance of this contract that our communities in Torbay now suffer from. “
The motion is as follows:
Notice of Motion – Council 19 October 2017
Vote of No Confidence
This Council notes:
• the failure of TOR2 to present a specific business case to improve recycling levels in Torbay; and
• the chaotic management of waste management by TOR2 in Torbay, thereby bringing Torbay Council, and its parent company Kier, into disrepute.
In light of this we wish to seek a vote of ‘no confidence’ in TOR2.
Proposer: Councillor Stocks
Seconder: Councillor Carter
Contact Cllr Cindy Stocks 07787766544
Cllr Chris Carter 07958114944