Monday, 1 February 2010

More jobs culled at Town Hall

In their drive to reduce costs the Council has announced that a further 75 people working for the authority will lose their jobs in the coming weeks. This is on top of a variety of other cuts in the last few years that has added up to more than 1,000 former employees. One move which continues to cause controversy was the mass sacking of local people who worked for a call centre taking enquiries from the public. This is now done by a company based in Rotherham, Yorkshire. Understandably they don't have a good knowledge of the local area and this often leads to complaints.

It is thought that the next round of cuts will come from the environment department headed up politically by possibly one of the most effective Cllrs in the administration, Nick Botterill. Personally I have a high regards for how he tends to get things done, like here and here. I doubt he'll be as effective after the axe has fallen though.

Oddly, none of this has ever featured in Pravda, despite the inevitable impact on services to residents. Instead this is the line they prefer to share with us. But cancelling Pravda, especially now that we have a fully functioning local paper with us again, would actually save hundresd of thousands of our tax pounds. Why not save Nick Botterill's department and their services and simply cut the propaganda out instead?

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