Report on County Council Matters to North Nibley Parish Council
6th August 2018
Chief Fire Officer
As verbally reported at your July meeting, the Chief Fire Officer has resigned. There is an ongoing audit investigation. The police have also become involved. County Council members and officers have been strongly advised not to comment on this at present as it could prejudice the process. The Police and Crime Commissioner appears to have seen this as an opportunity to relaunch his bid to take over the fire & rescue service.
Public Rights of Way DMMO (Definitive Map Modification Orders)
With the introduction of GDPR it has been necessary to amend the Public Path Evidence Form and the User Evidence Statement. The final wording of the latter has yet to be finalised, but it will make it clear that the information given in the statement cannot be treated as confidential.
Across both documents the opportunity has been taken to ask for more informative responses including how often people have used the route and by what means and what for, features and obstructions observed and whether their use was challenged.
Javelin Park Incinerator (update)
Following Freedom of Information requests, the Information Commissioner has ruled that some parts of a previously redacted report must be shown to the public by the middle of July this year. This is something opposition councillors have long argued should be done. The information released would include
- the price per tonne agreed with Urbaser Balfour Beatty (UBB);
- the price to third parties of electricity generated by the incinerator;
- the price to all parties for gate fees.
The County Council is appealing on parts of this.
Church Lane, North Nibley
I have been following and getting involved in this saga. No headway will be made until the source of the leak has been established. There have been a number of water leaks in my division in the last few weeks.
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