More than £1 million in savings has been made by Boston Borough Council through its transformation programme, the authority has claimed.
Sharing services and office space, implementing the garden waste scheme and changes to the revenue and benefits system are among the schemes credited with helping the council shed a total of £1,065,240 in outgoings since it began the project in 2010.
And there is more still to be done, with further schemes underway to replace the borough’s cremators, changing council boundaries and implementing a scheme reducing the amount of council tax support provided for low-income households in the area.
Changes are also planned for CCTV services, though the details of this have not been disclosed to the public.
At the council’s Environment and Performance Committee meeting last night, Coun Peter Bedford said: “There will be a shortfall in funding of almost £1 million over the next five years. The transformation programme remains our plan to to bridge this gap.”
See next week’s paper for more.