December 9 2013 Latest news:
Frontline services in Norfolk are at “serious risk” as the county council seeks to bring forward £15m of savings for a contingency fund to foot the bill if planning permission for the controversial King’s Lynn incinerator is refused.
A former mayor has quit the ruling Conservative group on West Norfolk Borough Council (WNBC), claiming its leadership style stifled freedom of expression by Tory councillors.
A complaint has been made to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles over a telephone poll purporting to show support for the building an incinerator.
The green light has been given for council leaders to lobby the government and MPs to restore the cancelled grant to run the King’s Lynn incinerator - despite a plea by opponents to give up that battle.
Suffolk County Council is looking to cut its budget by nearly £39 million next year – with nearly a quarter of the savings coming from the opening of its Great Blakenham incinerator.