Sefton Council plans to save money over the Christmas period

Posted: 17/12/2012

Yes that right, Sefton Council are hoping to save a massive £800,000 over the Christmas period. How I hear you ask, well as part of the Council’s cost saving measures, its is requiring most staff to take unpaid leave on the 24th, 27th, 28th and the 31st of December.

Therefore the council will not only save on staff wages but money will also be saved on the day to day running costs of the council for example, lighting, heating, running of equipment and also vehicles.

The services that will continue to operate include; a limited amount of street cleaning, social care services for adults and children, a limited amount of specialist transport services and any urgent highways issues including gritting. There will be no refuse or recycling collections during the Christmas Period between 24th and the 28th December however, all residents have been informed of this via letter.

The leader of Sefton Council Chancellor Peter Dowd stated that services will be closed for longer this year in order to balance the council’s budget along with the reduction of staff wages which took place earlier on in the year.  Full council services will resume on Wednesday 3rd January 2013.

For more information visit Sefton Council’s website.

Amanda McGovern, Pali Ltd
www.paliltd.com

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