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Pendle council to investigate sources of revenue
4:55pm Tuesday 13th August 2013 in News
INVESTIGATION have been ongoing to see where council bosses in Pendle can find extra sources of income.
Councillors sitting on the authority’s scrutiny panel have been considering a number of options which will help to meet their annual savings targets.
No fewer than nine different areas were considered by the panel, ranging from the cost of CCTV systems to grass verge cutting, renewable energy to replacement wheelie bins.
Councillors were told that the bill for removing bulky household waste during 2012-13 was £92,800 - and it was expected a £70,000 saving could be found if a £10 charge was introduced.
Currently the authority provides replacement wheelie bins, which cost £72,000 over the past 12 months. If the full costs of providing a replacement were imposed, it would mean a £28 charge being imposed. Even a £10 levy would only cover the administration and delivery of a bin.
The panel has also been considering the implications of charging town and parish councils for the cost of staging elections.
The various proposals will be examined further to determine whether any will be presented to the executive as valid savings proposals.
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