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The Liberal Democrats are demanding the Conservative-run city council takes action over persistent poor performance by waste collection contractors Amey in Gloucester.

Among the recent problems are:

⋅ Around 2,000 tonnes of recycled waste collected from outside residents' homes has disappeared with a market value of £246,000.

⋅ A whistleblower has alleged that some of the recycled waste has been sent to landfill.

⋅ Amey failed to have an adequate contingency plan in place when the snow hit Gloucester last winter leading to a string of cancelled collections over the Christmas and New Year break.

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    Article: Sep 15, 2021
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    Article: Apr 8, 2021

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    The Conservative administration is tired and has run out of ideas and it is time for change in Gloucester in the local elections on May 6.

    The Liberal Democrats have the ideas, energy, enthusiasm and the plan to rebuild the council and help Gloucester prosper as it emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns.

  • Lib Dems and the Amey household recycling mess
    Article: Mar 13, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats have welcomed the decision to appoint a new city council waste contractor.

    Ubico will provide Gloucester with waste and recycling services, street and toilet cleaning, grounds and tree maintenance from April next year - replacing Amey.

    As the company is co-owned by the other district council's in Gloucestershire and West Oxfordshire it should mean it is easier to improve waste services.

  • Councillor Sebastian Field and litter
    Article: Mar 11, 2021

    The Liberal Democrats are challenging the Conservative city council administration over its dreadful record on emptying the bins and clearing litter in Gloucester.

    At next week's full council meeting, the Lib Dems will propose a motion calling for a root and branch review of litter bin provision and the emptying regime in the city.

  • Councillors Jeremy Hilton and Declan Wilson
    Article: Nov 20, 2020
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  • Rebecca Trimnell and the fly tipped rubbish
    Article: Jan 23, 2020
    Liberal Democrat campaigners in Westgate ward have uncovered Gloucester's hidden rubbish dump.They are demanding that the city council takes appropriate action clear it up and stop further dumping. Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service has been made aware.
    Westgate ward team member and city council candidate, Rebecca Trimnell said:
  • Lib Dems and the Amey household recycling mess
    Article: Jan 2, 2020

    Changes introduced to household recycling just two weeks before Christmas has caused disruption across Gloucester.

    There have been reports of missed collections and recycling left strewn all over the place by the city council's waste contractor Amey.

    If recycling has not been sorted properly following the introduction of the new rules then it is not being collected at all.

  • Jeremy Hilton - recycling boxes
    Article: Jul 19, 2018

    Discussions about the failing Amey streetcare contract must be held in open session with the press and public present says Liberal Democrat group leader, Cllr. Jeremy Hilton.

    On Monday 23rd of July, the Audit and Governance Committee of Gloucester City Council will receive a report (agenda item 16) about the failing streetcare contract that it has with Amey PLC.

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    Article: Jul 1, 2018

    Gloucester Liberal Democrats are demanding the Conservative-run city council takes action over persistent poor performance by waste collection contractors Amey.

    Lib Dem councillors have tabled a motion for debate at a meeting of the city council on July 12, which calls on the Conservative cabinet to sort out the recent problems that have hit Amey.