Statement from the Liberal Democrats in light of Torbay Council walking away from TOR2 takeover

Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council have welcomed the decision by the chief executive of Torbay Council not to push ahead with the taking in house of the joint venture company TOR2.  This company delivers such services as waste and recycling, roads maintenance and parks maintenance.   

Cllr Steve Darling, leader of the Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council, said: “We fear that this joint venture company was never properly held to account by Conservative-run Torbay Council and plan to ensure that over the remainder of the contract the quality of this management is significantly improved.  We fear another summer of missed bins collections unless there is serious improvement.   

Our thoughts are with the staff who have had months of uncertainty.  We fear the Council could be left with a large bill for picking up the pieces at the end of this contract in 18 months’ time.” 

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