‘Progress needed’ ahead of West Norfolk waste deal deadline

Contract Signing, Brian Long (right) (Deputy Leader KL&WNBC) with Robert Billson (left) (Managing Director Material Works) ENGANL00120121213102833

Contract Signing, Brian Long (right) (Deputy Leader KL&WNBC) with Robert Billson (left) (Managing Director Material Works) ENGANL00120121213102833

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A senior councillor has warned he wants to see progress from the firm appointed to process the borough’s black win waste when their deal is reviewed next week.

The comment came in response to a question from Labour’s Ian Gourlay about the future of the authority’s agreement with Material Works during Thursday’s full council meeting.

The contract, which was signed in 2012, was extended last November, allowing the firm up to three additional three month periods to show it was meeting the terms of the deal.

The first of those periods expires next Friday, March 13.

And Mr Gourlay asked: “What’s happening with Material Works?”

Environment portfolio holder Brian Long told the meeting at Lynn’s town hall: “It’s not a full council decision but a delegated decision as to whether we proceed.

“We will be looking for progress to have been made on contract conditions.”

No-one from Material Works was available for comment as the Lynn News went to press yesterday.

But there has been increasing concern among councillors and officers in recent months over the pace of progress on the contract.