Skip to main content
SouthHams.com Logo search icon

Councillor says SHDC is "preventing" transparency in recycling issues

SA Updated
Councillor says SHDC is "preventing" transparency in recycling issues

Blog Tags

Search by Tag
Select existing or new tags and apply to your post.

While we are looking into a story about the chaos caused by the rollout of the new recycling system, a councillor has come out to say that South Hams District Council is "preventing" transparency in the issue. 

We are currently looking into the chaos caused by the rollout of the new 'Super Recycling' system across the South Hams, talking to residents and others, and awaiting a statement from SHDC about the situation, but as we wait, South Hams District Councillor Julian Brazil has dropped a bombshell. 

He posted publicly on social media on Saturday afternoon, saying: "Apologies to everyone who has suffered from the shambolic new recycling system. Unfortunately you are not alone. Eventually SHDC did issue us (elected councillors) with a position statement. Rather shamefully they have said this needs to be kept confidential.

"We take a different view and my colleague Cllr John Birch asked that the issue be taken as an urgent item at the Full Council meeting on Thursday. Once again SHDC have refused for this issue to be discussed in public. Not to be defeated John has called for an extraordinary full council meeting supported by enough councillors to force the issue.

"We did not want to do this but SHDC's continued attempts to prevent you, as council tax payers, from seeing what is going on in an open and transparent way will not be tolerated.

"The most disappointing thing is the residents of the South Hams have always supported recycling. We did have some of the highest rates in the Country. Now with the latest fiasco some residents are just giving up.

"You deserve better."

South Hams District Council has not responded immediately for a request for comment, and we will release our full story and update this one as soon as we hear anything from them. 

User comments

There are no user comments for this listing.
Comments

You might also be interested in

Kingsbridge Show announces RNLI Scarecrow Competition for schools and children's groups
Category: General News
Kingsbridge Show has announced a Scarecrow Competition in honour of the 200th anniversary of the RNLI. 
Tributes to man killed in fatal crash on A381
Category: General News
The family of a 31-year-old who died after a road traffic collision on the A3122 have paid tribute to him.
MISSING PERSON: Have you seen Simon Ellis?
Category: General News
Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 53-year-old Simon Ellis, who has been reported missing from the Plymstock area.
Dartmoor National Park revealed as winner of Heritage Project category
Category: General News
The winners of the RICS Awards 2024 in the South West have been revealed and a Dartmoor National Park building project is on the...
If you need scaffolding - get yourself the "megastars of the scaffolding world"!
Category: Members' News
The “megastars of the scaffolding world”, a company with nearly four decades of experience can take on any scaffolding job, big or small. ...
Appeal following series of graffiti in Totnes
Category: General News
Police in Totnes are asking the support of local communities to help identify those responsible for a series of graffiti that has appeared across...