is a community-owned initiative holding the county council to account over its dodgy incinerator contract and offering alternative, sustainable solutions to treating our waste.
Community R4C has welcomed the release of previously ‘secret’ minutes of a waste policy group meeting ahead of their March 2nd case in Bristol High Court against Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) which alleges procurement law breaches relating to a disputed £650 million waste incinerator contract. The GCC had sought to keep confidential a number of documents, including relevant minutes of the GCC’s ‘Waste Board’, a Council executive board responsible for the waste contract. It was at this Board that decisions were made to enter a new and hugely expensive contract with contractor Urbaser Balfour Beatty, and to keep information regarding this contract secret. The High Court has also agreed that the GCC pay Community R4C’s legal costs incurred in pursuing the disclosure.