Monday, February 21, 2011
Will councils ever learn or even manage public money correctly?
A council which may be forced to axe hundreds of jobs spent Â£30,000 on staff â€˜lifestyleâ€™ schemes â€“ including almost Â£5,000 to teach workers how to walk safely. Tameside council, which last year warned 800 jobs could be lost over the next four years to save Â£100m, hired a company to identify six â€˜urban walksâ€™ near its offices â€“ and conduct risk assessments to check they were safe. The firm printed 5,500 leaflets to show staff maps of the routes. Two officers received training on how to lead group walks. Shame they don't identify and fix all the potholes