Wrong choices

REFER to headlines in Torfaen Talks magazine. Bob Wellington, our leader, says he has been open and frank about the budget cuts for 2014/15 but I have seen little detail of actual cuts. I think we would accept cuts at facilities such as Greenmeadow Community Farm, and Llanyrafon Manor, which drain us up to £800,000 per year. They should surely have a business plan to make them self-supporting by now. I would prefer some protection for school crossing patrols. I don’t think our leaders of Torfaen council are making the right choices if these examples are anything to go by.

Mr David Brown Coed Eva Cwmbran

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2:44pm Fri 13 Dec 13

_Bryan_ says...

The primary consideration when deciding what should be cut is its visibility. The cuts suggested in this letter aren't particularly visible so they are unlikely to be chosen, wheras crossing guards are about as visible as it gets.

The council can therefore make this cut and loudly proclaim it to be a result of "those nasty tories in Westminster". God forbid they should look at wastefful practtices in their back office or elsewhere in order to make the required savings
The primary consideration when deciding what should be cut is its visibility. The cuts suggested in this letter aren't particularly visible so they are unlikely to be chosen, wheras crossing guards are about as visible as it gets. The council can therefore make this cut and loudly proclaim it to be a result of "those nasty tories in Westminster". God forbid they should look at wastefful practtices in their back office or elsewhere in order to make the required savings _Bryan_

3:37pm Fri 13 Dec 13

county mad says...

Darn it Bryan you have given the game away lol. The sheeple wont see it tho*fume*
Darn it Bryan you have given the game away lol. The sheeple wont see it tho*fume* county mad

9:42am Sat 14 Dec 13

scraptheWAG says...

they will cut front line services "care to elderly to be cut" will scream the headline whilst the vast feather bedding down the council offices will continue doing away with the backward welsh language would save a fortune as well as reams of management and yes they will say "due to nasty tory cuts"
they will cut front line services "care to elderly to be cut" will scream the headline whilst the vast feather bedding down the council offices will continue doing away with the backward welsh language would save a fortune as well as reams of management and yes they will say "due to nasty tory cuts" scraptheWAG

1:05pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Bobevans says...

The first options to be looked at is reducing the cost of running Newport Council by improving efficiency which mean sharing services but that one seems to be swept off the table

We could for example have a South East Wales refuse collection service. It would be cheaper and more efficient. Who cares where it is managed from ?

Think of all the management jobs that and admin jobs that could go and all the green advisor jobs that could go

WE would still get our bins emptied and they would still operate from a local depot
The first options to be looked at is reducing the cost of running Newport Council by improving efficiency which mean sharing services but that one seems to be swept off the table We could for example have a South East Wales refuse collection service. It would be cheaper and more efficient. Who cares where it is managed from ? Think of all the management jobs that and admin jobs that could go and all the green advisor jobs that could go WE would still get our bins emptied and they would still operate from a local depot Bobevans

8:36pm Sat 14 Dec 13

scraptheWAG says...

Bobevans wrote:
The first options to be looked at is reducing the cost of running Newport Council by improving efficiency which mean sharing services but that one seems to be swept off the table

We could for example have a South East Wales refuse collection service. It would be cheaper and more efficient. Who cares where it is managed from ?

Think of all the management jobs that and admin jobs that could go and all the green advisor jobs that could go

WE would still get our bins emptied and they would still operate from a local depot
quite true bob but just wait for the headline in the paper "cuts for care for disabled people and elderly people due to nasty tory cuts" and a picture of a senior citizen in distress never ever a mention of the vast waste and huge explosion of stupid management position equality officers on 50 k per annum etc, millions tipped away on a backward valleys language . It always makes me laugh that newport council has a planning department ( a toddler could do a better job"
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: The first options to be looked at is reducing the cost of running Newport Council by improving efficiency which mean sharing services but that one seems to be swept off the table We could for example have a South East Wales refuse collection service. It would be cheaper and more efficient. Who cares where it is managed from ? Think of all the management jobs that and admin jobs that could go and all the green advisor jobs that could go WE would still get our bins emptied and they would still operate from a local depot[/p][/quote]quite true bob but just wait for the headline in the paper "cuts for care for disabled people and elderly people due to nasty tory cuts" and a picture of a senior citizen in distress never ever a mention of the vast waste and huge explosion of stupid management position equality officers on 50 k per annum etc, millions tipped away on a backward valleys language . It always makes me laugh that newport council has a planning department ( a toddler could do a better job" scraptheWAG

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