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The Northampton council has done something visible in cost cutting...to save money they've switched off a load of street lights.

I quite like it, make driving easier at night and there is a lot less light pollution suddenly.

The lights have stayed on a junctions ( sensible ).

I've not been sent a rebate on my council tax though.

Anyway, I digress....although this cost saving is welcome I was amazed to find that each light that has been switched off, the council has paid someone to put a poster on it saying something along the is lines of "this light is no longer in use". You couldn't make it up !!!!

The person is charge of saving money needs to be sacked, that would save more money.

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You'd be surprised at how efficient the great British public is at spotting, reporting and chasing up failed street lights.

I suspect the notice was there to avoid helpful residents getting hot under the collar as they try all avenues to get the light "fixed".

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A programme to reduce the cost of street lighting by 50 per cent in order to save £2 million

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Whoop-de-******ing do!

Two million? That used to be a lot of money .... in 1963!

Their annual budget is 1 billion quid (link).

(I'm assuming that's a British billion.)

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I have a funny feeling they are currently trying to save money so they can afford to keeping paying themselves whacking great salaries and gold plated pensions, not to reduce the council tax burden of residents.

That won't happen till them with the pitch forks show up at the council building.

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I have a funny feeling they are currently trying to save money so they can afford to keeping paying themselves whacking great salaries and gold plated pensions, not to reduce the council tax burden of residents.

That won't happen till them with the pitch forks show up at the council building.

Have you asked your council about their wages?

270 at Cheshire on more than £50k

http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=158127&st=0

The future is pay more council tax for less services.

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Have you asked your council about their wages?

270 at Cheshire on more than £50k

http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=158127&st=0

The future is pay more council tax for less services.

Yes, they havent quite got their head round the fact that they need to spend less, pay themselves less, get rid of their pensions, stop paying chief exec 100k+ and CUT COUNCIL TAX so we have more money in our pockets.

The REAL cuts will only come when the IMF arrive.

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