Talk of being “cut to the bone” is nonsense. Here are some challenges councillors should be making about unnecessary spending.
Posts Tagged: Libraries
Despite our budget being cut, we have achieved bold reforms with libraries, children’s services, broadband roll out and business rates retention. We are open for business.
Far from being a loss to the community they are more often derelict buildings and surplus land which can be used for housing.
As Labour councils around us abolish libraries, we’re building new ones. We are working flat out to win the local elections. Our message is: “Keep moving forward.”
Vulnerable customers need to be safeguarded. Regular sessions using price comparison sites in local libraries would help.
We are prudently managing the finances while filling potholes and re-opening libraries.
They push dishonest figures on homelessness and council funding – but the belief of Labour councillors in their own civic virtue remains constant.
A unitary council has meant huge savings – but we also work in partnership with the rest of the public sector.
They are using them as a tool for their campaign about public finances.
The next challenge is relocation.
In library systems around the world, physical books are disappearing in their millions to be replaced by e-books.
Spending on libraries has fallen by £2 million but the number of visits is up.
It’s as if those who rule us can’t bear to hear their own thoughts
The public sector isn’t doomed to technological failure, but cultural hang-ups must be overcome
Budgets remain hugely bloated