Friday, October 27, 2006

Landfill payment halts Assembly budget

Labour's Assembly budget plans were halted on Wednesday as Plaid Cymru, the Tories, the Liberal Democrats and independent members united behind a list of additions to the budget.

Among the additions are cash for the Wrexham to London rail link and - more relevantly for us - a commitment to fund any compensation claim arising from landfill issues from central rather than local government. This is a direct result of pressure over Hafod quarry, where irresponsible politicians at local and national level have bandied about the sum of £10m as a possible compensation claim by Murkey Waste.

The budget has now had to go back for further talks and it's likely the opposition parties - who outnumber Labour by 30-29 - will be able to force through the amendment.

If so, it will guarantee that Wrexham Council will not have to pay out any money in the unlikely event that a compensation case would be made by the tippers.

7 Comments:

At Friday, October 27, 2006 11:11:00 PM, Blogger Blodwen Fleer said...

Where on earth did this ridiculous sum first emerge, how was it calculated, and by whom?

 
At Saturday, October 28, 2006 10:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Blodwen,

The figue was the result of the council hiring yet another "firm of consultants" to look into the matter.
They come up with this ridiculous figure.But obviously they din't look into the unique aspects of this case especially the aspect of illegal dumping and the myriad of questions that should have been asked by full time officials over the whole hafod issue.
I would like to know what ridiculous figure the council paid to the consultants.
This year alone the council has spent over a million pound on outside consutltancy fees.It does beg the question what the full time officers are getting paid for if they have to get outside help every 5 minutes.

 
At Saturday, October 28, 2006 12:45:00 PM, Blogger Blodwen Fleer said...

I wonder how the consultants are selected too? They don't have to live with the consequences of their fanciful flow charts,and powerpoint simplifications as we do.

£1,000,000 of our money in 1 year!! To pay some anonymous pirates to advise our elected reps is not how democracy should run.

Is our council so inept they cannot do their own research? If they had consulted with the Hafod group they might have learned more, for free!

 
At Saturday, October 28, 2006 9:36:00 PM, Anonymous Karen said...

i have it on good authority that Carwyn is coming on monday or tuesday.

 
At Sunday, October 29, 2006 11:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Blod,

Did you hear about the Welsh Assembly sending 29 delegates to the Ryder cup in Ireland at the cost of £230,000 of Taxpayers money.

They should re-name the assembly the Bisto Express.

 
At Sunday, October 29, 2006 1:06:00 PM, Blogger Blodwen Fleer said...

Grrrr...Yes, I agree,
When they're shutting care homes/hospitals and have poor GCSE results, rising homeless numbers, pockets of real social deprivation, sick miners being refused surface worker payouts as well as issues like the possible compo' on Hafod to fund, (as a few priorities in Wales) it makes you realise what many of our elected reps consider important, not us!

They never seem to miss an opportunity for a jolly at our expense do they?

 
At Sunday, September 23, 2007 7:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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I never said 49 mph at any point. It is 85 kph (53 mph) that all LGVs are limited to by law. If you think that he was doing 63 mph I suggest that you get the device used to record the speed checked. All LGVs have the tacograph calibrated every 2 years. When was yours last checked? When it left the factory in the mid 1990s?

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It is starting to get people worried. With no blogging going on what are the hafodbloggers plotting next. Another break in perhaps? Maybe more trying to run vehicles off the road? Or is it just more bogus reports to waste peoples time?

Worried? No!
Curious is a better word.
Perhaps they have realised they are flogging a dead goat.

Unless the person doesn't work for MWH.

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Thursday, September 20, 2007 10:09:00 PM

There is no name mentioned and definately no photograph so I think that once again you are wrong.

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