BREAKING NEWS: Town clerk admits he was ‘mistaken’ over arrangements for trade waste removal from Wisbech Market Place

TOWN clerk Erbie Murat admitted today he got it wrong over removal of waste from traders on Wisbech Market.

“I do accept now that I was mistaken,” The Wisbech Town Council clerk told councillors in an email. “The market regulations do require that the traders make arrangements for their trade waste to be removed – separate to litter.

“But I was not aware that they had collectively discharged their responsibility by entering into an agreement with Fenland District Council several years ago where they paid extra rent, and FDC acted as their contractor and removed their trade waste on market days only – Thursday and Saturday.”

He said that he was “confident that the proposed new committee of this council, if its formation is approved tonight (Tue), will arrive at a speedy resolution that is not too costly to this council.

“They will need to decide which days are pertinent, and it would be helpful if Wisbech Town Council were told exactly with whom FDC and this agreement and for which days.”

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He expressed several options for councillors to consider but added that the “agreement that traders had with FDC is several years old and ought to be up-dated to include new traders who were not party to the original agreement (recognising that the bulk of trade waste disposal is required by a minority of traders)”.

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