Council expenses decision
Published 28 Dec 2012 13:30 2 Comments
IN common with other councils, Clackmannanshire is facing difficult decisions about where to invest reducing resources.
Following the Scottish Government's settlement announcement last week, the Council forecasts that it needs to reduce its expenditure by £17.861 million over the next three years and by £7.086 million in 2013/14.
Services across the Council are working to identify a range of options to assist the Council in identifying how that £7M of reductions in cost might be achieved.
Council Leader Gary Womersley said: "It is clear that this year this process is proving to be extremely demanding given the levels of reductions already made across the Council. Whilst officer options have been produced, the key challenge will be for councillors to agree a budget which best balances the needs of Clackmannanshire as a whole.
"There will also be a need for a shift in the approach in future years if the Council is going to have a sustainable cost base. We intend to develop a corporate business transformation programme which will be critical in allowing the Council to develop its budget proposals for future years.
"The Council recently agreed its corporate priorities so that will provide clear direction in what are challenging financial times for all sectors."
This article appeared in Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser 26 Dec 12
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Jan 5, 00:46
In order to save the Council must shrink the amount of office staff that as this has grown 3 fold over the last 15 years, Im quite sure we would then see a return to front line services being priority, like cleaning this town up started with litter and pot holes..its shocking that a director of housing job goes as its no longer required, this post was made redundant with an employee leaving with a lump sum and low and behold a year later the post is filled again with a salary of 80k a year..quite shocking really.
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Jan 5, 11:13
Should the council not be considering closing under-used buildings such as primary schools? Also, as we're now in the 21st century, is there really a need to have denominational schools? Why for example are catholics allowed a choice of whether or not their offspring can attend a religiously biased educational establishment when other religions are restricted. Hardly a unifying policy is it?
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