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New waste service has been “shambolic”.

RESIDENTS in Tendring have been told they should leave missed rubbish out for up to three extra days following “teething problems” with collections. Tendring Council said it is working with its waste contractor Veolia after rubbish has been left uncollected on the Thursday round – which mainly covers Manningtree, Mistley, Lawford, St Osyth and Thorrington. Residents whose collection is missed are now being asked to leave their waste and recycling out until Sunday afternoon. The council said: “Working with our contractors Veolia we have identified that Thursday rounds seem to be suffering the most with teething problems as the roll-out … Read more

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Tory led administration’s failure to tackle the issue of dog fouling

Labour’s Pam Morrison beats her predecessor by 12 years! At last night’s meeting of TDC full council Labour’s Pam Morrison exposed the Tory led administration’s failure to tackle the issue of dog fouling with questions that totally exposed the inadequacy of the portfolio holder, Cllr. Michael Talbot’s, handling of the distasteful and ever growing problem. In so doing she beat her predecessor, Conservative Ricky Callender, by 12 years in that during his entire time as a TDC councillor he did not speak in debate, place a question on the full council agenda or propose a motion. Every TDC councillor serving … Read more

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How much is fly tipping costing TDC?

How much is fly tipping costing TDC? That is the question being asked by Harwich Town councillor, Geoff Smith, as he is seeing instances of fly tipping increasing throughout the Harwich Peninsula. Cllr. Smith believes the problem is getting worse and intends to ask his colleagues on Tendring District Council to table a question to TDC’s portfolio holder for the Environment, Cllr. Michael Talbot, to establish the cost to the council. Cllr. Geoff Smith says, “Fly tipping must be costing TDC a fortune and that means our council tax is being spent clearing up someone else’s mess. It is costly, … Read more

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No councillor should receive an allowance of over £1290 per minute

Local Labour councillors have reacted angrily to the news that a councillor on Tendring District Council has received the equivalent of £1293.25 per minute for sitting in the public gallery and watching a meeting of a council committee. Under the rules governing councillors’ attendance at meetings a councillor is required to attend a meeting at least once every six months but, at present, this can simply be as an observer. Conservative councillor, Andrew Massey, has complied with this requirement by sitting in the public gallery as an observer of a Local Council Tax Committee meeting which began at 10AM on … Read more

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BY-ELECTION – VOTE Rob Shephard – 9th Feb 2017 – TDC Great & Little Oakley Ward

BY-ELECTION – VOTE Rob Shephard – 9th Feb 2017 – TDC Great & Little Oakley Ward

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Press release – Cabinet member urged to take responsibility for his own actions

The Labour group of Tendring District Councillors has reacted angrily to a press release issued by TDC in which the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Transformation, Cllr. Tom Howard, calls for all members of the council to come forward with their ideas on how to deal with George Osborne’s cuts to local government budgets. The TDC press release states: ‘TDC’s Finance and Transformation Cabinet Member Tom Howard threw down the gauntlet at a Cabinet Meeting on Friday. And he urged them to put forward their ideas as quickly as possible. “It is a timely opportunity to stress the very difficult … Read more

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