A British union is calling for local officials to apologize for proposing a new stadium be heated with waste energy from a nearby crematorium.
Roger McKenzie, UNISON West Midlands Regional Secretary, said he wants the Redditch Borough Council to apologize for suggesting the new Abbey Stadium be heated with waste energy from the crematorium next door, saving more than $23,000 a year, The Redditch & Alcester Standard reported Monday.
"Unfortunately, local authorities are increasingly pursuing desperate polices in a reaction to the unprecedented spending cuts imposed from Whitehall. This just shows that the Government's slashing of funding is impacting on the ability of local authorities to provide our services," McKenzie said in a statement. "In this particular case I call on Redditch Borough Council to apologize to local residents for the insulting and insensitive proposals and to work with UNISON to fight for a fairer budget settlement from the Conservative-led Government."