Cash payments to be stopped at Colne town hall

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CASH collection services in Colne are set to be axed at the end of March.

The town’s Council Shop, in the Town Hall, is the first of four across Pendle that will stop accepting cash payments on bills in a bid to save money.

The move in Colne will see the council save £41,000, and it is expected that cash collections will also cease in Nelson, Barnoldswick and Earby, saving a total of £160,000.

Councillors, particularly those in West Craven, have previously expressed concern that the decision will affect isolated, elderly residents in the area, who don’t feel comfortable paying bills such as council tax online or over the phone.

Pendle Leisure Trust staff working at Colne Town Hall could take over reception duties as a result of the decision to end cash collection, and they will receive extra training so that they are able to deal with customers’ enquiries or sign-post them to the appropriate council service.

Dean Langton, Pendle Council’s chief finance officer, said in a report to councillors: “The expectation is that residents will switch to another payment channel.

“In some cases, existing infrastructure is sufficient to cope with additional transactions without there being any additional costs.

“On the other hand, in the case of Allpay, for example, additional transactions will result in additional costs per transaction.

“However, it is not possible to predict with any accuracy what these additional costs will be at this stage.”

The decision to end cash collection service at the Colne Council Shop is expected to be confirmed by councillors next Thursday.

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10:19pm Sat 4 Jan 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.
I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo. 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -28

11:23pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.
Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.[/p][/quote]Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 23

11:24pm Sat 4 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.
So who's been paying yours then 2 for 5 p rideshismumagain?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.[/p][/quote]So who's been paying yours then 2 for 5 p rideshismumagain? You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: 3

11:26pm Sat 4 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.
Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.
Thing is Michael he's like a turd that won't flush, he just keeps bobbing back up again!
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.[/p][/quote]Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.[/p][/quote]Thing is Michael he's like a turd that won't flush, he just keeps bobbing back up again! You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: 6

11:30pm Sat 4 Jan 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Michael@ClitheroeSin

ce58
wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.
Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.
Thing is Michael he's like a turd that won't flush, he just keeps bobbing back up again!
Wrong just report him and give his new user names I can offer IP banning tips if the LET need help I could manage Audio Galaxy I can do this easy ;)
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.[/p][/quote]Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.[/p][/quote]Thing is Michael he's like a turd that won't flush, he just keeps bobbing back up again![/p][/quote]Wrong just report him and give his new user names I can offer IP banning tips if the LET need help I could manage Audio Galaxy I can do this easy ;) Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 9

12:05am Sun 5 Jan 14

shirtbox2003 says...

so does this mean more job losses?
so does this mean more job losses? shirtbox2003
  • Score: 4

12:21am Sun 5 Jan 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.
Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.
Have you ever heard of freedom of speech before.
What's wrong don't you have any come backs, so it's just easier for you to get me banned. Shows what a looser you are
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.[/p][/quote]Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.[/p][/quote]Have you ever heard of freedom of speech before. What's wrong don't you have any come backs, so it's just easier for you to get me banned. Shows what a looser you are 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: -14

1:49am Sun 5 Jan 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Michael@ClitheroeSin

ce58
wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.
Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.
Have you ever heard of freedom of speech before.
What's wrong don't you have any come backs, so it's just easier for you to get me banned. Shows what a looser you are
Strangely banning you probably is not good for a democratic society but I wish you would think before you type some of your comments, Really if what you say is really happening at food banks post some proof online back your claims up, because at this moment in time most people have you down as either a very nasty person or some one working for the extreme right wing.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.[/p][/quote]Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.[/p][/quote]Have you ever heard of freedom of speech before. What's wrong don't you have any come backs, so it's just easier for you to get me banned. Shows what a looser you are[/p][/quote]Strangely banning you probably is not good for a democratic society but I wish you would think before you type some of your comments, Really if what you say is really happening at food banks post some proof online back your claims up, because at this moment in time most people have you down as either a very nasty person or some one working for the extreme right wing. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 11

8:30am Sun 5 Jan 14

NorthernVoice says...

Looser?

Idiot.
Looser? Idiot. NorthernVoice
  • Score: 6

9:46am Sun 5 Jan 14

Chris P Bacon says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Michael@ClitheroeSin

ce58
wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.
Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.
Have you ever heard of freedom of speech before.
What's wrong don't you have any come backs, so it's just easier for you to get me banned. Shows what a looser you are
I've heard of lying before and you seem to want to be a champion of this, your chosen 'sport'. Also, while you may have taken some notice of my advice to improve your grammar, though it may not be as teeth-grindingly appalling as before, it is still woeful. And 'writing' stuff after midnight speaks volumes about your domestic arrangements.

And finally, your opening comments are all totally wrong. There isn't one sentiment there that has any credibility whatsoever.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.[/p][/quote]Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.[/p][/quote]Have you ever heard of freedom of speech before. What's wrong don't you have any come backs, so it's just easier for you to get me banned. Shows what a looser you are[/p][/quote]I've heard of lying before and you seem to want to be a champion of this, your chosen 'sport'. Also, while you may have taken some notice of my advice to improve your grammar, though it may not be as teeth-grindingly appalling as before, it is still woeful. And 'writing' stuff after midnight speaks volumes about your domestic arrangements. And finally, your opening comments are all totally wrong. There isn't one sentiment there that has any credibility whatsoever. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 9

11:30am Sun 5 Jan 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

If people don't like a comment on here then why respond, the person making the posts will either get bored or learn to say something intelligent in the end if this is the case.

As for the story, if elderly people feel safer carrying huge sums of cash down a high street rather than setting up an online payment then perhaps the council should pay a few people with the money saved to help educate these people on the benefits of online payments or help them to set up direct debits!

I am paid on the 1st, all bills come out on the 1st instantly, 10% of my wage is even filtered off to a savings account without me touching it too. The only bit of my money I have to actually 'spend' is on food, and I wouldn't have it any other way!
If people don't like a comment on here then why respond, the person making the posts will either get bored or learn to say something intelligent in the end if this is the case. As for the story, if elderly people feel safer carrying huge sums of cash down a high street rather than setting up an online payment then perhaps the council should pay a few people with the money saved to help educate these people on the benefits of online payments or help them to set up direct debits! I am paid on the 1st, all bills come out on the 1st instantly, 10% of my wage is even filtered off to a savings account without me touching it too. The only bit of my money I have to actually 'spend' is on food, and I wouldn't have it any other way! HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: 2

2:44pm Sun 5 Jan 14

hasslem hasslem says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Michael@ClitheroeSin

ce58
wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.
Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.
Thing is Michael he's like a turd that won't flush, he just keeps bobbing back up again!
just like your pal wluv
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.[/p][/quote]Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.[/p][/quote]Thing is Michael he's like a turd that won't flush, he just keeps bobbing back up again![/p][/quote]just like your pal wluv hasslem hasslem
  • Score: -6

9:18pm Sun 5 Jan 14

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
Michael@ClitheroeSin


ce58
wrote:
2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.
Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.
Thing is Michael he's like a turd that won't flush, he just keeps bobbing back up again!
just like your pal wluv
We are only comrades in claret & blue.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: I heard that if you live in Colne and are not getting your council tax payed for by the state ( in other words your on the dole) you are as rare as a Dodo.[/p][/quote]Just report all this tossers posts and ask for him to be banned, He is just a troll and does not represent the average Lancashire Telegraph users point of view lets get rid of him once and for all.[/p][/quote]Thing is Michael he's like a turd that won't flush, he just keeps bobbing back up again![/p][/quote]just like your pal wluv[/p][/quote]We are only comrades in claret & blue. You're not mugging me off that easily
  • Score: 0

7:16am Mon 6 Jan 14

AnthonyUK says...

There are some people who prefer to pay by cash and it's easiest for them;not everybody has the internet at home or feels easy paying by direct debit or credit/card.
There are some people who prefer to pay by cash and it's easiest for them;not everybody has the internet at home or feels easy paying by direct debit or credit/card. AnthonyUK
  • Score: 0

8:09am Mon 6 Jan 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

That's what I mean, why not use the money saved to educate these people. It's 2014, carrying cash down the street just shouldn't happen and if people think that's the better option then they need educating.

Cue the negative votes for having a go at old people :)
That's what I mean, why not use the money saved to educate these people. It's 2014, carrying cash down the street just shouldn't happen and if people think that's the better option then they need educating. Cue the negative votes for having a go at old people :) HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: -2

12:35am Tue 7 Jan 14

leyton says...

Do they mean the brown envelopes the councillors get ??are they going to get them in the car park now
Do they mean the brown envelopes the councillors get ??are they going to get them in the car park now leyton
  • Score: 0

5:33pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Porkpie_1 says...

So next year they'll be writing off a couple of million as bad debt instead of just £500,000 ?
So next year they'll be writing off a couple of million as bad debt instead of just £500,000 ? Porkpie_1
  • Score: 0

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