£10m cuts bid: Yarmouth council workers briefed on staff restructure

17:37 24 October 2012

File pic of Yarmouth Town Hall from the river

File pic of Yarmouth Town Hall from the river

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Council workers have been briefed on a new staffing structure, designed to help the authority make £10m of cuts in the next three years.


Trevor Wainwright, council leader, said: “This structure has been designed over a period of time by a project board of councillors and senior staff.

“Managers right across the council have been working with their staff to provide feedback to the board on the council’s work pressures and how it may improve the services provided to residents.”

Trade unions have been included in the process to make a “significant contribution” towards cutting the council’s costs by the required £3.2 million per year.

“The staffing changes will not meet all the savings needed,” added Mr Wainwright. “And the council is also looking at ways in which it can raise extra revenue, whilst trying to identify further efficiencies, including better value for money from some of its contracts.”

Voluntary redundancies are sought, and the new structure would allow for this.

Internal consultation is underway, with a view to full implementation from April 2013.

Mr Wainwright stressed he wants to ensure that resources reflect customer demand and that the council maintains “a skilled workforce who have a strong focus on providing the best possible services” to local people.



  • Every time I go to Yarmouth Market the Car Park attendants are always standing at the tea stalls talking I wonder how much time they spend working maybe they can cut some of them or their hours.

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    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Why not use the Town Hall for weddings instead of the abyssmal library building. You could raise some cash from that- the town hall has had a lot of refurbishment over the last couple of years so its time to recoup the benefits of that

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    Mrs Meldrew

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Save money by sacking all of the senior councillors and council managers.

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    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • A bit morbid but why don`t the council build a tea room in the grounds of the crematorium for wakes and waiting mourners. Would make a fortune as there seem to services virtually every half hour. They would make a healthy profit from the venture.

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    Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Well said Dave. I have noticed that as well. About 5 or 6 of the useless timewasting rubbish. The council has obviously lost control of it's workforce. Sack them and employ people who want to work.

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    Sunday, October 28, 2012

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