Rubbish collection under fire again
RUBBISH collection across the region is under attack again.
Only a year or so after wheelie bin lids were closed and a council bags only lifting policy was enforced, DGFirst is looking at cutting back on collection routes and reducing the number of rounds.
Jobs and a string of services are under threat following talks with councillors and the public about how to wield the financial axe.
Next week the DGFirst management sub committee will be told work is already under way reviewing the areas suggested with more detailed reports due to be unveiled over the next three months.
As far as neighbourhood services are concerned town centre floral displays and garden maintenance will join refuse collections under scrutiny.
And community wardens will find themselves under the microscope as will environmental enforcement officers.
Even the number of public toilets is to be looked at.
Home care provision is a candidate for cuts with a suggestion the focus should be on higher dependency users and those living in rural areas.
Staff are also set to lose their jobs.
Offices will be cleaned less while changes are suggested for free school meals and free fruit.
School meal preparation in general is set for a shake up “to achieve efficiencies of scale within production kitchens”.
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On the roads side of the business the controversial winter policy, which came in for a lot of criticism during the cold snap in December and January, is to be reviewed.
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