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Vince Cable and Cllr Reg Shore open Energy from Waste Plant

November 27, 2014 7:18 PM
Originally published by East Midlands Liberal Democrats

Vince Cable and Reg Shore

Vince Cable and Reg Shore

The Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills - The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP and Liberal Democrat Cllr Reg Shore, Executive Member for Waste and Recycling at Lincolnshire County Council opened the £125 million Energy from Waste Plant in North Hykeham, Lincolnshire.

Vince praises Lincolnshire as Lib Dem Councillors play an important part in a success story.

Vince Cable paid a visit to Lincolnshire today. His principal visit was to open the new state of the art Energy from Waste Plant in North Hykeham.

The plant, which burns non-recyclable waste, was first approved in 2008 and is set to save Lincolnshire Council Tax payers over £30 million during its 25 year life whilst generating electricity - the latest figures show that more than 87,600MWh of electricity has already been produced in its first year - enough to power 26,500 homes for a year.

Liberal Democrat County Councillors for North Hykeham had an important part to play in delivering the project on time and under budget. Cllr John Marriott and his fellow Lib Dem Councillors on the local District and Town Councils made sure that residents were kept informed and consulted all the way. In fact, there were hardly any objections.

Cllr Reg Shore, as the County Portfolio Holder for Waste and Recycling in what is a Conservative, Lib Dem, Independent coalition that has been running the county since 2013, has helped to steer the project through its last two vital years, dealing with the public and officers when teething problems inevitably occurred, all of which were addressed in a prompt manner.

Vince, in his short speech before unveiling the plaque, pointed to the success of the project as a blueprint for future developments elsewhere. It just goes to show what you can achieve when you cooperate for the good of all instead of just complaining from the side-lines as many prefer to do.

For more information contact Reg Shore on 079 519 444 86