£3million Burnley Council cuts on the way

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Burnley Council faces budget cuts Burnley Council faces budget cuts

A SERIOUSLY slimmed-down council for Burnley is on the horizon once cuts worth £3m come into play, town hall bosses have warned.

Council functions could be ‘out-sourced’ to the private sector and job losses have not been ruled out as the authority ‘makes difficult choices’ before 2016/17.

Nearly a fifth, or £3m, must be trimmed from the council’s budget over the next two to three years, on top of the £1.75m made this year.

Coun Mark Townsend, resources executive member, said: “The council is expecting austerity measures to continue for the foreseeable future, and difficult choices are inevitable.

“The executive doesn’t think these government reductions are fair, and we will continue to lobby for better funding deal for council services in Burnley and Lancashire.

“At the same time, we have to plan ahead responsibly and change things in good time, so that we carry on delivering services for people and businesses, and acting in line with our commitment and ambition for the borough.”

The borough council is set to recruit a ‘procurement partner’, but would not disclose how much the company would be paid. Staff are said to have been briefed on the plans - as part of a new ‘Change Programme’ – which could see services stopp-ed, or outside agencies take responsibility for municipal work.

Helen Seechurn, the council’s resources director, said staff would be regularly briefed and consulted, and residents would get the chance to have their say.

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10:31am Thu 10 Apr 14

DaveBurnley says...

Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?
Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs? DaveBurnley
  • Score: 11

10:42am Thu 10 Apr 14

midas says...

DaveBurnley wrote:
Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?
Economies of scale?
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There needs to be a debate on whats the role of the Council in the future years. Should it just provide the statutory services or should it look to go beyond the "basic" remit? Should they be funding for non essential services and who decides whats essential?
[quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?[/p][/quote]Economies of scale? . There needs to be a debate on whats the role of the Council in the future years. Should it just provide the statutory services or should it look to go beyond the "basic" remit? Should they be funding for non essential services and who decides whats essential? midas
  • Score: 5

10:55am Thu 10 Apr 14

TONY WALES says...

Looks like the gravy train has hit the buffers to me.
What about the people on a salary over £40K?
How do these people jusify the high salary
Do not moan about having to pay these salaries, or we will lose them.
Give them a salary cut or a P45

What about the expenses the councillor's get paid.
Next is the garden waste bin being charged for...as in Pendle

Some people need to look closely at their salary, and ask themselves are they worth what I get paid?
Looks like the gravy train has hit the buffers to me. What about the people on a salary over £40K? How do these people jusify the high salary Do not moan about having to pay these salaries, or we will lose them. Give them a salary cut or a P45 What about the expenses the councillor's get paid. Next is the garden waste bin being charged for...as in Pendle Some people need to look closely at their salary, and ask themselves are they worth what I get paid? TONY WALES
  • Score: 4

11:10am Thu 10 Apr 14

rudis_dad says...

DaveBurnley wrote:
Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?
Because it's generally cheaper to emply private sector employees than public sector?
[quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?[/p][/quote]Because it's generally cheaper to emply private sector employees than public sector? rudis_dad
  • Score: 2

11:21am Thu 10 Apr 14

midas says...

TONY WALES wrote:
Looks like the gravy train has hit the buffers to me. What about the people on a salary over £40K? How do these people jusify the high salary Do not moan about having to pay these salaries, or we will lose them. Give them a salary cut or a P45 What about the expenses the councillor's get paid. Next is the garden waste bin being charged for...as in Pendle Some people need to look closely at their salary, and ask themselves are they worth what I get paid?
The fact that you use the term "gravy train" should really exclude you from any further contribution to this debate! Whats a grqavy train and who is on it?
[quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Looks like the gravy train has hit the buffers to me. What about the people on a salary over £40K? How do these people jusify the high salary Do not moan about having to pay these salaries, or we will lose them. Give them a salary cut or a P45 What about the expenses the councillor's get paid. Next is the garden waste bin being charged for...as in Pendle Some people need to look closely at their salary, and ask themselves are they worth what I get paid?[/p][/quote]The fact that you use the term "gravy train" should really exclude you from any further contribution to this debate! Whats a grqavy train and who is on it? midas
  • Score: -5

12:07pm Thu 10 Apr 14

BogTrotter71 says...

rudis_dad wrote:
DaveBurnley wrote:
Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?
Because it's generally cheaper to emply private sector employees than public sector?
how?

I'd love to see proof, private sector salaries in most areas of work are usually a decent percentage higher than their counterparts in the public sector. That's before you involve the overheads like insurances, offices, training, etc.
[quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?[/p][/quote]Because it's generally cheaper to emply private sector employees than public sector?[/p][/quote]how? I'd love to see proof, private sector salaries in most areas of work are usually a decent percentage higher than their counterparts in the public sector. That's before you involve the overheads like insurances, offices, training, etc. BogTrotter71
  • Score: 6

12:24pm Thu 10 Apr 14

TONY WALES says...

midas wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
Looks like the gravy train has hit the buffers to me. What about the people on a salary over £40K? How do these people jusify the high salary Do not moan about having to pay these salaries, or we will lose them. Give them a salary cut or a P45 What about the expenses the councillor's get paid. Next is the garden waste bin being charged for...as in Pendle Some people need to look closely at their salary, and ask themselves are they worth what I get paid?
The fact that you use the term "gravy train" should really exclude you from any further contribution to this debate! Whats a grqavy train and who is on it?
Check on Google if you don't know the meaning of this expression
As regards being unable to contribute to this article again.....how long have you been employed by the LT as the official censor?
Has the freedom of free speak been removed?
Are you a member of some special organization which prevents free speak.
Are you a born again Hitler?
How many of your mates work for Burnley Council?
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Looks like the gravy train has hit the buffers to me. What about the people on a salary over £40K? How do these people jusify the high salary Do not moan about having to pay these salaries, or we will lose them. Give them a salary cut or a P45 What about the expenses the councillor's get paid. Next is the garden waste bin being charged for...as in Pendle Some people need to look closely at their salary, and ask themselves are they worth what I get paid?[/p][/quote]The fact that you use the term "gravy train" should really exclude you from any further contribution to this debate! Whats a grqavy train and who is on it?[/p][/quote]Check on Google if you don't know the meaning of this expression As regards being unable to contribute to this article again.....how long have you been employed by the LT as the official censor? Has the freedom of free speak been removed? Are you a member of some special organization which prevents free speak. Are you a born again Hitler? How many of your mates work for Burnley Council? TONY WALES
  • Score: -2

12:27pm Thu 10 Apr 14

TONY WALES says...

midas wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
Looks like the gravy train has hit the buffers to me. What about the people on a salary over £40K? How do these people jusify the high salary Do not moan about having to pay these salaries, or we will lose them. Give them a salary cut or a P45 What about the expenses the councillor's get paid. Next is the garden waste bin being charged for...as in Pendle Some people need to look closely at their salary, and ask themselves are they worth what I get paid?
The fact that you use the term "gravy train" should really exclude you from any further contribution to this debate! Whats a grqavy train and who is on it?
GRAVY TRAIN..........for the thick readers ........

1.(idiomatic) An occupation or any lucrative endeavor that generates considerable income whilst requiring little effort and carrying little risk.  

2.(idiomatic, politics) A gorging on luxuries, since someone else foots the bill.

Education up to the age of 18 is free in the U/K by the way
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Looks like the gravy train has hit the buffers to me. What about the people on a salary over £40K? How do these people jusify the high salary Do not moan about having to pay these salaries, or we will lose them. Give them a salary cut or a P45 What about the expenses the councillor's get paid. Next is the garden waste bin being charged for...as in Pendle Some people need to look closely at their salary, and ask themselves are they worth what I get paid?[/p][/quote]The fact that you use the term "gravy train" should really exclude you from any further contribution to this debate! Whats a grqavy train and who is on it?[/p][/quote]GRAVY TRAIN..........for the thick readers ........ 1.(idiomatic) An occupation or any lucrative endeavor that generates considerable income whilst requiring little effort and carrying little risk.  [quotations ▼] 2.(idiomatic, politics) A gorging on luxuries, since someone else foots the bill. Education up to the age of 18 is free in the U/K by the way TONY WALES
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12:43pm Thu 10 Apr 14

midas says...

TONY WALES wrote:
midas wrote:
TONY WALES wrote: Looks like the gravy train has hit the buffers to me. What about the people on a salary over £40K? How do these people jusify the high salary Do not moan about having to pay these salaries, or we will lose them. Give them a salary cut or a P45 What about the expenses the councillor's get paid. Next is the garden waste bin being charged for...as in Pendle Some people need to look closely at their salary, and ask themselves are they worth what I get paid?
The fact that you use the term "gravy train" should really exclude you from any further contribution to this debate! Whats a grqavy train and who is on it?
Check on Google if you don't know the meaning of this expression As regards being unable to contribute to this article again.....how long have you been employed by the LT as the official censor? Has the freedom of free speak been removed? Are you a member of some special organization which prevents free speak. Are you a born again Hitler? How many of your mates work for Burnley Council?
lighten up! It was an off the cuff remark obviously made to someone who is not onbly humourless but doesn't really know what a Public Authority is legislated to do. Normally, when contributing to a BTL thread, a smidgen of knowledge goes a long way.
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When you write " Looks like the gravy train has hit the buffers to me" it just reminds me that schools are on holiday. Why not contribute something useful.
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How does your definition of gravy train apply to Burnley Council? How does working for Burnley Council "generate considerable income while requiring little effort"? What luxuries do you get working for Burnley? Perhaps you should have looked at the definition before you sent your rather childish and uninformed post.
[quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Looks like the gravy train has hit the buffers to me. What about the people on a salary over £40K? How do these people jusify the high salary Do not moan about having to pay these salaries, or we will lose them. Give them a salary cut or a P45 What about the expenses the councillor's get paid. Next is the garden waste bin being charged for...as in Pendle Some people need to look closely at their salary, and ask themselves are they worth what I get paid?[/p][/quote]The fact that you use the term "gravy train" should really exclude you from any further contribution to this debate! Whats a grqavy train and who is on it?[/p][/quote]Check on Google if you don't know the meaning of this expression As regards being unable to contribute to this article again.....how long have you been employed by the LT as the official censor? Has the freedom of free speak been removed? Are you a member of some special organization which prevents free speak. Are you a born again Hitler? How many of your mates work for Burnley Council?[/p][/quote]lighten up! It was an off the cuff remark obviously made to someone who is not onbly humourless but doesn't really know what a Public Authority is legislated to do. Normally, when contributing to a BTL thread, a smidgen of knowledge goes a long way. . When you write " Looks like the gravy train has hit the buffers to me" it just reminds me that schools are on holiday. Why not contribute something useful. . How does your definition of gravy train apply to Burnley Council? How does working for Burnley Council "generate considerable income while requiring little effort"? What luxuries do you get working for Burnley? Perhaps you should have looked at the definition before you sent your rather childish and uninformed post. midas
  • Score: 5

1:51pm Thu 10 Apr 14

shytalk says...

rudis_dad wrote:
DaveBurnley wrote:
Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?
Because it's generally cheaper to emply private sector employees than public sector?
No it's not.
[quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?[/p][/quote]Because it's generally cheaper to emply private sector employees than public sector?[/p][/quote]No it's not. shytalk
  • Score: 5

2:01pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Manuel Hung says...

rudis_dad wrote:
DaveBurnley wrote:
Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?
Because it's generally cheaper to emply private sector employees than public sector?
Cheapest isn't always best though is it?

Look at the G4s **** up at the Olympics when cheap security staff were employ and subsequently failed to do the job and more Police and Armed Forces had to be brought in at the last minute to plug the gap.
Also they have just had to return millions of pounds to Government for the mess they made of tagging offenders.

Also previously privatised rail networks have been put back in public ownership because the private companies running them failed.

Those delivering front line and essential services do a good job and are generally at the lower end of the pay scale. What they need to do is get rid of all the people with 'non jobs' who sit in back offices and whose job description didn't even exist 15 years ago.
[quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?[/p][/quote]Because it's generally cheaper to emply private sector employees than public sector?[/p][/quote]Cheapest isn't always best though is it? Look at the G4s **** up at the Olympics when cheap security staff were employ and subsequently failed to do the job and more Police and Armed Forces had to be brought in at the last minute to plug the gap. Also they have just had to return millions of pounds to Government for the mess they made of tagging offenders. Also previously privatised rail networks have been put back in public ownership because the private companies running them failed. Those delivering front line and essential services do a good job and are generally at the lower end of the pay scale. What they need to do is get rid of all the people with 'non jobs' who sit in back offices and whose job description didn't even exist 15 years ago. Manuel Hung
  • Score: 6

2:15pm Thu 10 Apr 14

DaveBurnley says...

Manuel Hung wrote:
rudis_dad wrote:
DaveBurnley wrote:
Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?
Because it's generally cheaper to emply private sector employees than public sector?
Cheapest isn't always best though is it?

Look at the G4s **** up at the Olympics when cheap security staff were employ and subsequently failed to do the job and more Police and Armed Forces had to be brought in at the last minute to plug the gap.
Also they have just had to return millions of pounds to Government for the mess they made of tagging offenders.

Also previously privatised rail networks have been put back in public ownership because the private companies running them failed.

Those delivering front line and essential services do a good job and are generally at the lower end of the pay scale. What they need to do is get rid of all the people with 'non jobs' who sit in back offices and whose job description didn't even exist 15 years ago.
The usual trick of these private sector firms is to:


1) Get rid of the oldest staff. They cost too much.


2) Employ young people on minimum wage.


3) Put up charges.


4) Get rid of full time staff and use zero hours contracts.


5) Run the company into the ground so you can buy it cheaply and asset strip it.


6) Give yourself a nice bonus. Walk away laughing.
[quote][p][bold]Manuel Hung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?[/p][/quote]Because it's generally cheaper to emply private sector employees than public sector?[/p][/quote]Cheapest isn't always best though is it? Look at the G4s **** up at the Olympics when cheap security staff were employ and subsequently failed to do the job and more Police and Armed Forces had to be brought in at the last minute to plug the gap. Also they have just had to return millions of pounds to Government for the mess they made of tagging offenders. Also previously privatised rail networks have been put back in public ownership because the private companies running them failed. Those delivering front line and essential services do a good job and are generally at the lower end of the pay scale. What they need to do is get rid of all the people with 'non jobs' who sit in back offices and whose job description didn't even exist 15 years ago.[/p][/quote]The usual trick of these private sector firms is to: 1) Get rid of the oldest staff. They cost too much. 2) Employ young people on minimum wage. 3) Put up charges. 4) Get rid of full time staff and use zero hours contracts. 5) Run the company into the ground so you can buy it cheaply and asset strip it. 6) Give yourself a nice bonus. Walk away laughing. DaveBurnley
  • Score: 8

3:04pm Thu 10 Apr 14

hasslem hasslem says...

midas wrote:
TONY WALES wrote:
Looks like the gravy train has hit the buffers to me. What about the people on a salary over £40K? How do these people jusify the high salary Do not moan about having to pay these salaries, or we will lose them. Give them a salary cut or a P45 What about the expenses the councillor's get paid. Next is the garden waste bin being charged for...as in Pendle Some people need to look closely at their salary, and ask themselves are they worth what I get paid?
The fact that you use the term "gravy train" should really exclude you from any further contribution to this debate! Whats a grqavy train and who is on it?
its like a gravy boat - but its on the straight and narrow - but might go off the rails - then it could get messy. needs beefing up, you must be really thick (or runny) - be careful don't want you to fall in the brown stuff....you could have had your chips (and gravy)
[quote][p][bold]midas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TONY WALES[/bold] wrote: Looks like the gravy train has hit the buffers to me. What about the people on a salary over £40K? How do these people jusify the high salary Do not moan about having to pay these salaries, or we will lose them. Give them a salary cut or a P45 What about the expenses the councillor's get paid. Next is the garden waste bin being charged for...as in Pendle Some people need to look closely at their salary, and ask themselves are they worth what I get paid?[/p][/quote]The fact that you use the term "gravy train" should really exclude you from any further contribution to this debate! Whats a grqavy train and who is on it?[/p][/quote]its like a gravy boat - but its on the straight and narrow - but might go off the rails - then it could get messy. needs beefing up, you must be really thick (or runny) - be careful don't want you to fall in the brown stuff....you could have had your chips (and gravy) hasslem hasslem
  • Score: -1

5:17pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Truth will out says...

"Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?"

Many in Public Sector have always felt they are owed a living. I worked till 515pm - they "owe" me 15 mins etc
Private sector doesn't even contemplate strike action.
Private sector works for the needs of the consumer first, not the needs of the employee first.

These cuts should be music to everyone's ears. We keep paying Council Tax but no-one ever counters any increase with "Oh we're really getting value for money" - that tells it's own story.
"Why do they assume that 'outside agencies' will cut costs?" Many in Public Sector have always felt they are owed a living. I worked till 515pm - they "owe" me 15 mins etc Private sector doesn't even contemplate strike action. Private sector works for the needs of the consumer first, not the needs of the employee first. These cuts should be music to everyone's ears. We keep paying Council Tax but no-one ever counters any increase with "Oh we're really getting value for money" - that tells it's own story. Truth will out
  • Score: -3

5:26pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Timefor says...

It matters little that Coun Mark Townsend wrings his hands and pleads that, "difficult choices are inevitable" when it is clear that all the parties, Labour, LibDem and Tory,on the council support an austerity budget that's cut hundreds of jobs and allowed millions of pounds to be lost to our town, without any sort of real protest.

It matters little whether he or any of the other parties speak of making LibDem cuts 'with a heavy heart' - cuts made with enthusiasm or an aching heart hurt just the same and put the very existence of our local council services at risk.

It is clear that we, as ordinary people, are facing an offensive against our public services, incomes, and our living standards with more of our money being transferred to private businesses. An ideology which fails to demonstrate any benefit other than to a select few.

As for, Helen Seechurn, the council’s resources director, well, I for one, hope as a consequence of your staff briefings and consultations, that they, as a group, decide to take your Authority on via their Trades Unions and at the ballot boxes this May - and in subsequent years too. Similarly, we, the residents will indeed "get the chance to have their say" (how condescending is that as a quote!) also at the ballot box.

Any who oppose cuts to council services and reject the claim that "some cuts" are necessary to our services or that the national debt is a reason for austerity will, for sure, get my vote and, I suspect, that of many others too.
It matters little that Coun Mark Townsend wrings his hands and pleads that, "difficult choices are inevitable" when it is clear that all the parties, Labour, LibDem and Tory,on the council support an austerity budget that's cut hundreds of jobs and allowed millions of pounds to be lost to our town, without any sort of real protest. It matters little whether he or any of the other parties speak of making LibDem cuts 'with a heavy heart' - cuts made with enthusiasm or an aching heart hurt just the same and put the very existence of our local council services at risk. It is clear that we, as ordinary people, are facing an offensive against our public services, incomes, and our living standards with more of our money being transferred to private businesses. An ideology which fails to demonstrate any benefit other than to a select few. As for, Helen Seechurn, the council’s resources director, well, I for one, hope as a consequence of your staff briefings and consultations, that they, as a group, decide to take your Authority on via their Trades Unions and at the ballot boxes this May - and in subsequent years too. Similarly, we, the residents will indeed "get the chance to have their say" (how condescending is that as a quote!) also at the ballot box. Any who oppose cuts to council services and reject the claim that "some cuts" are necessary to our services or that the national debt is a reason for austerity will, for sure, get my vote and, I suspect, that of many others too. Timefor
  • Score: 5

9:14pm Thu 10 Apr 14

leyton says...

How does your definition of gravy train apply to Burnley Council? How does working for Burnley Council "generate considerable income while requiring little effort"?
jeez if this moron midas doesn't know that yet he must be 2 years old .
How does your definition of gravy train apply to Burnley Council? How does working for Burnley Council "generate considerable income while requiring little effort"? jeez if this moron midas doesn't know that yet he must be 2 years old . leyton
  • Score: -3

8:22am Fri 11 Apr 14

midas says...

leyton wrote:
How does your definition of gravy train apply to Burnley Council? How does working for Burnley Council "generate considerable income while requiring little effort"? jeez if this moron midas doesn't know that yet he must be 2 years old .
Give me an example? Are the cleaners on the gravy train, the parkies, the ones that sweep up in the shopping centre or the ones that answer the phone? - who is on this gravy train that you know so much about? Burnley and gravy train aren't two words that most people put together - but you obviously know different.
[quote][p][bold]leyton[/bold] wrote: How does your definition of gravy train apply to Burnley Council? How does working for Burnley Council "generate considerable income while requiring little effort"? jeez if this moron midas doesn't know that yet he must be 2 years old .[/p][/quote]Give me an example? Are the cleaners on the gravy train, the parkies, the ones that sweep up in the shopping centre or the ones that answer the phone? - who is on this gravy train that you know so much about? Burnley and gravy train aren't two words that most people put together - but you obviously know different. midas
  • Score: 6

8:39am Fri 11 Apr 14

jenkinsroy says...

Well well? I see you lib dem is doing what they are doing
To COLNE cut cuts why you may ask will am asking them now
But not getting any replay yet?
I asked them if they were putting up the council tax which they have done
And I asked why they are still cutting service to us in colne
As I said in this comment had no replay yet
I also asked them if the price increase to the council tax was to found there
MAY and 2015 ELECTION’S because the government are not helping them any more with founds? No replay
They have put our up form £5.22 TO £23.56 for every house hold that a lot of money for their party I asked about this same and still cuts no replay.
So if I was you lot in BURNLEY I WOULD BE ASKING MY M.P.
What is going on and why the cut's all of a sudden I have told you my opinion in this comment.
Also think about this the government now says you cannot use the council tax to support any party.
And as for the cuts in job did not your local M.P. SAY thank you to the government for the drop in unemployment on TV. IN THE HOUSE
Yes he did he did not menschen any job losses or any cuts I think the government told him that day you cannot have any more money from them so now you will be hit with big cut like us in COLNE.
Then why ask him if this is true he must answer you if he has nothing to hid yes
Well well? I see you lib dem is doing what they are doing To COLNE cut cuts why you may ask will am asking them now But not getting any replay yet? I asked them if they were putting up the council tax which they have done And I asked why they are still cutting service to us in colne As I said in this comment had no replay yet I also asked them if the price increase to the council tax was to found there MAY and 2015 ELECTION’S because the government are not helping them any more with founds? No replay They have put our up form £5.22 TO £23.56 for every house hold that a lot of money for their party I asked about this same and still cuts no replay. So if I was you lot in BURNLEY I WOULD BE ASKING MY M.P. What is going on and why the cut's all of a sudden I have told you my opinion in this comment. Also think about this the government now says you cannot use the council tax to support any party. And as for the cuts in job did not your local M.P. SAY thank you to the government for the drop in unemployment on TV. IN THE HOUSE Yes he did he did not menschen any job losses or any cuts I think the government told him that day you cannot have any more money from them so now you will be hit with big cut like us in COLNE. Then why ask him if this is true he must answer you if he has nothing to hid yes jenkinsroy
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11:52pm Fri 11 Apr 14

leyton says...

because it was once my job too hand out the brown envelopes in the building trade .
because it was once my job too hand out the brown envelopes in the building trade . leyton
  • Score: 0

5:49pm Sun 13 Apr 14

claretandbluetoo says...

Steve Rumbelow £140,000
Mick Cartledge £79,000
Mike Cook £86,000

I suppose they will keep their jobs and the people earning £13,000 up to £20,000 will be the ones to go.
Steve Rumbelow £140,000 Mick Cartledge £79,000 Mike Cook £86,000 I suppose they will keep their jobs and the people earning £13,000 up to £20,000 will be the ones to go. claretandbluetoo
  • Score: 5

3:33pm Mon 14 Apr 14

peternorth says...

"A SERIOUSLY slimmed-down council for Burnley is on the horizon once cuts worth £3m come into play, town hall bosses have warned." - "£3m, must be trimmed from the council’s budget over the next two to three years".

This is a council with an annual spend of £56m a year. Does that sound like a "SERIOUSLY slimmed-down council" to you? I think perhaps Burnley Council has a dictionary malfunction.
"A SERIOUSLY slimmed-down council for Burnley is on the horizon once cuts worth £3m come into play, town hall bosses have warned." - "£3m, must be trimmed from the council’s budget over the next two to three years". This is a council with an annual spend of £56m a year. Does that sound like a "SERIOUSLY slimmed-down council" to you? I think perhaps Burnley Council has a dictionary malfunction. peternorth
  • Score: 2

9:48pm Mon 14 Apr 14

mayor07 says...

peternorth wrote:
"A SERIOUSLY slimmed-down council for Burnley is on the horizon once cuts worth £3m come into play, town hall bosses have warned." - "£3m, must be trimmed from the council’s budget over the next two to three years".

This is a council with an annual spend of £56m a year. Does that sound like a "SERIOUSLY slimmed-down council" to you? I think perhaps Burnley Council has a dictionary malfunction.
Peternorth, you are completely wrong. Nowhere near a £56m annual spend. Get your facts right.
[quote][p][bold]peternorth[/bold] wrote: "A SERIOUSLY slimmed-down council for Burnley is on the horizon once cuts worth £3m come into play, town hall bosses have warned." - "£3m, must be trimmed from the council’s budget over the next two to three years". This is a council with an annual spend of £56m a year. Does that sound like a "SERIOUSLY slimmed-down council" to you? I think perhaps Burnley Council has a dictionary malfunction.[/p][/quote]Peternorth, you are completely wrong. Nowhere near a £56m annual spend. Get your facts right. mayor07
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9:51pm Mon 14 Apr 14

peternorth says...

Mayor07, make of this what you will...

http://openlylocal.c
om/councils/150-Burn
ley-Borough-Council/
spending
Mayor07, make of this what you will... http://openlylocal.c om/councils/150-Burn ley-Borough-Council/ spending peternorth
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9:40am Tue 15 Apr 14

claretandbluetoo says...

but when Burnley council subsumes Pendle or Rossendale the whole budgets will go all over the place anyway?
but when Burnley council subsumes Pendle or Rossendale the whole budgets will go all over the place anyway? claretandbluetoo
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