New ‘More 4 Less’ Litter scheme saves Shoalstone!
Our Mayor has just consistently blamed cuts on the Government. ‘If I had my way I wouldn’t be making these cuts. We simply have no choice’.
And yet time and again, as we get sight of the books and know different ways of doing things, massive wastage has been done – as though have money to burn.
Here is one example;
In Bournemouth they have introduced a litter management scheme called Big Belly Bins that has reduced costs by over 80% in their tourism centres.
Just imagine the savings we, in Torbay, maybe able to gain, but more – in the summer the overflow of litter into our harbours and beauty spots would end as well and the system has a wifi ability to link to Business.
What could we have used some of the savings to have protected that has now gone? What could we use some of these savings to protect other services that will go? The heading of this article says – Shoalstone who need £16,000 to cover repairs but also some on-going to keep open. This just gives the principle of ‘More 4 less’ through proper financial management.
MANAGING the budget involves a 3 pronged attack. One prong attacking wastage and looking at how to do things better for less.
You have heard of the Ghost Busters. I would introduce the Waste Busters. A team that goes through the finances and interacts with the world to find savings.