Community safety officers to be axed by Hampshire County Council

Council storm troopers to be axed in £93m cuts

Council storm troopers to be axed in £93m cuts

First published in News

ARMED with police powers and equipped with special vehicles and uniforms, they were one county boss’s storm troopers in the war against yobs.

But after ten years of battling underage drinkers, litter louts and graffiti artists, former leader Ken Thornber’s community safety service are set to stand down.

The 36 strong team of police accredited community safety officers (ACSOs), who can issue on the spot fines, face being cut as part of plans to slash £93 million from the county council budget.

Last night unions and community leaders condemned the plan while the police and crime commissioner said the move may make the force’s job harder.

But Cllr Roy Perry said the work of the county’s ACSO service overlapped with the police community support officers (PCSOs), which were introduced later.

He said: “I would be the first to concede they are a good body who have done a good job.

There will be no decision until January 24 and then by Full Council on February 20 and I am scheduling a meeting with the police and crime commissioner well before then.

“However, we do face cuts in grant. I do not think it would be in the interests of your readers to raise council tax and we have services like libraries that are a statutory obligation and which we wish to protect as far as possible.”

But police and crime commissioner Simon Hayes said hard pressed Hampshire Police would miss the support of the ACSOs.

Government cutbacks mean the constabulary will this year receive £41m less than four years ago.

 Mr Hayes said: “ACSOs have been a valuable asset to the police and it’s so disappointing they’re being removed.

“This decision makes our task more difficult and the fact is, if we are to maintain levels of public safety, Hampshire Constabulary will have no option than to absorb this loss imposed upon us by the county council withdrawing the service of ACSOs.”

Tim Cutter, branch secretary for Hampshire Unison, said the ACSOs feel let down.

He said: “I think it is shortsighted and reckless.”

Cllr Tony Hooke, deputy leader of the UKIP county council group, said: “It is a desperate shame for the people losing their jobs and we will be putting another burden on the police.”

Liberal Democrat opposition leader Keith House said: “This is going to be devastating for a lot of our communities.”

Alan Dowden, a Baddesley county councillor, said the ASCOs had performed invaluable work in reducing yobbish behaviour on the Valley Estate in Chandler’s Ford, where he lives.

He said: “At one time it was plagued with anti-social behaviour and it was the ASCOs that really helped to eradicate it.

They made a hell of a difference and I am really appreciative of them.

“Losing them will have repercussions on the public as well as putting pressure on the police.”

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8:52am Sun 19 Jan 14

cgt says...

Petition to have this decision reversed:
https://you.38degree
s.org.uk/petitions/k
eep-the-acsos-from-b
eing-axed-in-hampshi
re
Petition to have this decision reversed: https://you.38degree s.org.uk/petitions/k eep-the-acsos-from-b eing-axed-in-hampshi re cgt
  • Score: 7

8:57am Sun 19 Jan 14

loosehead says...

maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities?
As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in?
I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people?
No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents
maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities? As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in? I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people? No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents loosehead
  • Score: -6

9:31am Sun 19 Jan 14

chimneysweep 1234 says...

Gender seen them so can't be much good at there job
Gender seen them so can't be much good at there job chimneysweep 1234
  • Score: -8

9:41am Sun 19 Jan 14

cgt says...

loosehead wrote:
maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities?
As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in?
I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people?
No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents
The ACSOs in our area (Hythe and Waterside) do a lot to keep people informed about low-level crime (graffiti, vandalism etc) and other more serious crimes (burglary, email scams, car theft, for example) . They are proactive in preventing crime by being a presence in the area. They engage with local people, in particular young people whom they educate to respect the law and other people in the community. Please share the petition with any friends or relatives that you may have in the Hampshire County Council district. Thanks.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities? As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in? I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people? No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents[/p][/quote]The ACSOs in our area (Hythe and Waterside) do a lot to keep people informed about low-level crime (graffiti, vandalism etc) and other more serious crimes (burglary, email scams, car theft, for example) . They are proactive in preventing crime by being a presence in the area. They engage with local people, in particular young people whom they educate to respect the law and other people in the community. Please share the petition with any friends or relatives that you may have in the Hampshire County Council district. Thanks. cgt
  • Score: 9

9:57am Sun 19 Jan 14

Maine Lobster says...

These type of posts, like PCSO's were really introduced to be a cheap alternative to police officers on the beat. A street presence as a deterrent and an interface with the public. Now, if you are a victim of vandalism, car crime or some other perceived lower level crime, you might as well forget any police interest in pursuing your case. They are only interested in sending you away with a crime reference number for your insurance company so they can tick you off on the chart saying they have dealt with your crime. The public deserve better.
These type of posts, like PCSO's were really introduced to be a cheap alternative to police officers on the beat. A street presence as a deterrent and an interface with the public. Now, if you are a victim of vandalism, car crime or some other perceived lower level crime, you might as well forget any police interest in pursuing your case. They are only interested in sending you away with a crime reference number for your insurance company so they can tick you off on the chart saying they have dealt with your crime. The public deserve better. Maine Lobster
  • Score: 10

10:06am Sun 19 Jan 14

Quentin Heslop says...

loosehead wrote:
maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities?
As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in?
I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people?
No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents
I already pay monthly. It's called council tax.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities? As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in? I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people? No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents[/p][/quote]I already pay monthly. It's called council tax. Quentin Heslop
  • Score: 10

10:32am Sun 19 Jan 14

Maine Lobster says...

loosehead wrote:
maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities?
As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in?
I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people?
No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents
Maybe the Government shouldn't be cutting Council funding forcing services to be slashed.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities? As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in? I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people? No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents[/p][/quote]Maybe the Government shouldn't be cutting Council funding forcing services to be slashed. Maine Lobster
  • Score: 10

10:55am Sun 19 Jan 14

eurogordi says...

When Hampshire County Council under Ken Thornber introduced ACSOs almost 10 years ago, it was hailed as a flagship programme and I can honestly say that anti-social behaviour has considerably reduced in the part of Hampshire where I live. I have also found ACSOs to be more effective than both the Police and the PCSOs. In addition, young people seem to have far more respect for the ACSOs than they do the "plastic police" to quote what some call the PCSOs.

What concerns me most though it that the cuts are being made by Roy Perry who, despite representing the Conservative party, is a known political enemy to Ken Thornber. When Hampshire County Council has £millions in reserve which could be used on keeping our neighbourhoods save, this is nothing but Perry trying to eliminate everything that Thornber did.

I don't actually like either of them very much, but at least Ken Thornber implemented at least one scheme that worked. As for Perry, I hope that this move is political suicide and that we will not have to see his arrogant and smarmy face for much longer!
When Hampshire County Council under Ken Thornber introduced ACSOs almost 10 years ago, it was hailed as a flagship programme and I can honestly say that anti-social behaviour has considerably reduced in the part of Hampshire where I live. I have also found ACSOs to be more effective than both the Police and the PCSOs. In addition, young people seem to have far more respect for the ACSOs than they do the "plastic police" to quote what some call the PCSOs. What concerns me most though it that the cuts are being made by Roy Perry who, despite representing the Conservative party, is a known political enemy to Ken Thornber. When Hampshire County Council has £millions in reserve which could be used on keeping our neighbourhoods save, this is nothing but Perry trying to eliminate everything that Thornber did. I don't actually like either of them very much, but at least Ken Thornber implemented at least one scheme that worked. As for Perry, I hope that this move is political suicide and that we will not have to see his arrogant and smarmy face for much longer! eurogordi
  • Score: 13

11:24am Sun 19 Jan 14

eurogordi says...

In addition to my comments above, I have have been informed by a reliable source that, according to a leaked report, Perry is also planning to scrap School Crossing Patrols across Hampshire. Yes, even the friendly Lollipop Man/Lady cannot escape Roy "The Hatchet" Perry!
In addition to my comments above, I have have been informed by a reliable source that, according to a leaked report, Perry is also planning to scrap School Crossing Patrols across Hampshire. Yes, even the friendly Lollipop Man/Lady cannot escape Roy "The Hatchet" Perry! eurogordi
  • Score: 9

11:38am Sun 19 Jan 14

cgt says...

It is important for people who feel that this would be a loss to the community to make their feelings known in writing. There is also this petition:
https://you.38degree
s.org.uk/petitions/k
eep-the-acsos-from-b
eing-axed-in-hampshi
re
It is important for people who feel that this would be a loss to the community to make their feelings known in writing. There is also this petition: https://you.38degree s.org.uk/petitions/k eep-the-acsos-from-b eing-axed-in-hampshi re cgt
  • Score: 3

12:25pm Sun 19 Jan 14

nigelface says...

This is why I got on a plane and left the UK only goin to get worse, your have the yobs knocking your door soon for there money to not vandalise your place cause there be no police left!! Fly away on a jet plane don't think I'll be back again.
This is why I got on a plane and left the UK only goin to get worse, your have the yobs knocking your door soon for there money to not vandalise your place cause there be no police left!! Fly away on a jet plane don't think I'll be back again. nigelface
  • Score: 10

12:28pm Sun 19 Jan 14

nigelface says...

That's why I got on a plane and left the UK, things are only goin to get worse won't be long and your be paying the yobs there tax money not to smash your place up!! Best thing I ever did.... Fly away on a jet play don't think I'll be back again.
That's why I got on a plane and left the UK, things are only goin to get worse won't be long and your be paying the yobs there tax money not to smash your place up!! Best thing I ever did.... Fly away on a jet play don't think I'll be back again. nigelface
  • Score: 3

12:57pm Sun 19 Jan 14

loosehead says...

Maine Lobster wrote:
loosehead wrote:
maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities?
As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in?
I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people?
No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents
Maybe the Government shouldn't be cutting Council funding forcing services to be slashed.
Maybe Mouth piece Milliband shouldn't be forcing up power bills by threats which he knows he could implement.
Or stopping the sell of the banks we bailed out by threatening to break them up so sending shares in banks crashing stopping Osbourne from selling them & paying of part of the huge debt labour left us.
I wish socialists & especially Labour supporters would get it into their heads Labour would have & will make cuts the problem with their ideas is they'll borrow even more then make cuts but will do nothing about the spiralling welfare bill so what in another 50 years we'll still have the debt?
[quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities? As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in? I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people? No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents[/p][/quote]Maybe the Government shouldn't be cutting Council funding forcing services to be slashed.[/p][/quote]Maybe Mouth piece Milliband shouldn't be forcing up power bills by threats which he knows he could implement. Or stopping the sell of the banks we bailed out by threatening to break them up so sending shares in banks crashing stopping Osbourne from selling them & paying of part of the huge debt labour left us. I wish socialists & especially Labour supporters would get it into their heads Labour would have & will make cuts the problem with their ideas is they'll borrow even more then make cuts but will do nothing about the spiralling welfare bill so what in another 50 years we'll still have the debt? loosehead
  • Score: -1

1:01pm Sun 19 Jan 14

loosehead says...

As I'm not under Hampshire County Council I didn't want to get to involved in this debate but if the Police protection your going to be offered isn't enough for you & you have at this moment a Security system/force that in your eyes is doing good then you have two choices pay extra to keep this force ( all get together & privately fund them) or rely solely on the police as after all your council tax pays for the police not an extra force so get together as residents fund them or lose them it's your choice
As I'm not under Hampshire County Council I didn't want to get to involved in this debate but if the Police protection your going to be offered isn't enough for you & you have at this moment a Security system/force that in your eyes is doing good then you have two choices pay extra to keep this force ( all get together & privately fund them) or rely solely on the police as after all your council tax pays for the police not an extra force so get together as residents fund them or lose them it's your choice loosehead
  • Score: -2

2:19pm Sun 19 Jan 14

skeptik says...

When will the socialists learn? Or when will the other parties learn? The political system is the problem. we support the party of our choice because we convince ourselves they will sort it - yet oddly enough we go from one to t'other as in turn each screws it up worse than the last lot. The system is at fault as are we for not thinking of a better way to appoint those we trust with our money - for fifty years as an adult voter each and every election has produced nothing more than failure if any party had 'sorted it' they would still be in power. Politics appears to attract failures who do well for it.
When will the socialists learn? Or when will the other parties learn? The political system is the problem. we support the party of our choice because we convince ourselves they will sort it - yet oddly enough we go from one to t'other as in turn each screws it up worse than the last lot. The system is at fault as are we for not thinking of a better way to appoint those we trust with our money - for fifty years as an adult voter each and every election has produced nothing more than failure if any party had 'sorted it' they would still be in power. Politics appears to attract failures who do well for it. skeptik
  • Score: 3

4:57pm Sun 19 Jan 14

cgt says...

Let's bring the postings back to the question of the loss of the ACSOs, please. Light a candle rather than just complaining about the dark:
https://you.38degree
s.org.uk/petitions/k
eep-the-acsos-from-b
eing-axed-in-hampshi
re
Let's bring the postings back to the question of the loss of the ACSOs, please. Light a candle rather than just complaining about the dark: https://you.38degree s.org.uk/petitions/k eep-the-acsos-from-b eing-axed-in-hampshi re cgt
  • Score: 0

7:25pm Sun 19 Jan 14

localnews says...

loosehead wrote:
Maine Lobster wrote:
loosehead wrote:
maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities?
As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in?
I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people?
No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents
Maybe the Government shouldn't be cutting Council funding forcing services to be slashed.
Maybe Mouth piece Milliband shouldn't be forcing up power bills by threats which he knows he could implement.
Or stopping the sell of the banks we bailed out by threatening to break them up so sending shares in banks crashing stopping Osbourne from selling them & paying of part of the huge debt labour left us.
I wish socialists & especially Labour supporters would get it into their heads Labour would have & will make cuts the problem with their ideas is they'll borrow even more then make cuts but will do nothing about the spiralling welfare bill so what in another 50 years we'll still have the debt?
And the Tories have sold ALL our assets to foreign companies in effect leaving the cupboard bare,they're all as bad as each other,anything that was nationalised belonged to the people but was sold off by the rich,we use to be rich and head of an empire,now we don't even have a garden, so to speak
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities? As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in? I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people? No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents[/p][/quote]Maybe the Government shouldn't be cutting Council funding forcing services to be slashed.[/p][/quote]Maybe Mouth piece Milliband shouldn't be forcing up power bills by threats which he knows he could implement. Or stopping the sell of the banks we bailed out by threatening to break them up so sending shares in banks crashing stopping Osbourne from selling them & paying of part of the huge debt labour left us. I wish socialists & especially Labour supporters would get it into their heads Labour would have & will make cuts the problem with their ideas is they'll borrow even more then make cuts but will do nothing about the spiralling welfare bill so what in another 50 years we'll still have the debt?[/p][/quote]And the Tories have sold ALL our assets to foreign companies in effect leaving the cupboard bare,they're all as bad as each other,anything that was nationalised belonged to the people but was sold off by the rich,we use to be rich and head of an empire,now we don't even have a garden, so to speak localnews
  • Score: 3

8:53pm Sun 19 Jan 14

loosehead says...

localnews wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Maine Lobster wrote:
loosehead wrote:
maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities?
As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in?
I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people?
No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents
Maybe the Government shouldn't be cutting Council funding forcing services to be slashed.
Maybe Mouth piece Milliband shouldn't be forcing up power bills by threats which he knows he could implement.
Or stopping the sell of the banks we bailed out by threatening to break them up so sending shares in banks crashing stopping Osbourne from selling them & paying of part of the huge debt labour left us.
I wish socialists & especially Labour supporters would get it into their heads Labour would have & will make cuts the problem with their ideas is they'll borrow even more then make cuts but will do nothing about the spiralling welfare bill so what in another 50 years we'll still have the debt?
And the Tories have sold ALL our assets to foreign companies in effect leaving the cupboard bare,they're all as bad as each other,anything that was nationalised belonged to the people but was sold off by the rich,we use to be rich and head of an empire,now we don't even have a garden, so to speak
sorry wasn't it Gordan Brown who exchanged our Gold reserves for Euro's to save the Euro?
[quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities? As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in? I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people? No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents[/p][/quote]Maybe the Government shouldn't be cutting Council funding forcing services to be slashed.[/p][/quote]Maybe Mouth piece Milliband shouldn't be forcing up power bills by threats which he knows he could implement. Or stopping the sell of the banks we bailed out by threatening to break them up so sending shares in banks crashing stopping Osbourne from selling them & paying of part of the huge debt labour left us. I wish socialists & especially Labour supporters would get it into their heads Labour would have & will make cuts the problem with their ideas is they'll borrow even more then make cuts but will do nothing about the spiralling welfare bill so what in another 50 years we'll still have the debt?[/p][/quote]And the Tories have sold ALL our assets to foreign companies in effect leaving the cupboard bare,they're all as bad as each other,anything that was nationalised belonged to the people but was sold off by the rich,we use to be rich and head of an empire,now we don't even have a garden, so to speak[/p][/quote]sorry wasn't it Gordan Brown who exchanged our Gold reserves for Euro's to save the Euro? loosehead
  • Score: -1

2:54am Mon 20 Jan 14

localnews says...

loosehead wrote:
localnews wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Maine Lobster wrote:
loosehead wrote:
maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities?
As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in?
I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people?
No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents
Maybe the Government shouldn't be cutting Council funding forcing services to be slashed.
Maybe Mouth piece Milliband shouldn't be forcing up power bills by threats which he knows he could implement.
Or stopping the sell of the banks we bailed out by threatening to break them up so sending shares in banks crashing stopping Osbourne from selling them & paying of part of the huge debt labour left us.
I wish socialists & especially Labour supporters would get it into their heads Labour would have & will make cuts the problem with their ideas is they'll borrow even more then make cuts but will do nothing about the spiralling welfare bill so what in another 50 years we'll still have the debt?
And the Tories have sold ALL our assets to foreign companies in effect leaving the cupboard bare,they're all as bad as each other,anything that was nationalised belonged to the people but was sold off by the rich,we use to be rich and head of an empire,now we don't even have a garden, so to speak
sorry wasn't it Gordan Brown who exchanged our Gold reserves for Euro's to save the Euro?
Like I said Blue Sheep,they're all as bad as each other
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]localnews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: maybe the residents can get together & pay so much a month to keep them going if they're a valuable asset to the communities? As a resident of Southampton I don't have any contact with these people so what are they like? are they making areas safer to live in? I know that in some cities residents have got together set up finances to pay for private security on their estates could Hampshire residents do this? do they want to keep these people? No more comments from me it's up to Hampshire Councils residents[/p][/quote]Maybe the Government shouldn't be cutting Council funding forcing services to be slashed.[/p][/quote]Maybe Mouth piece Milliband shouldn't be forcing up power bills by threats which he knows he could implement. Or stopping the sell of the banks we bailed out by threatening to break them up so sending shares in banks crashing stopping Osbourne from selling them & paying of part of the huge debt labour left us. I wish socialists & especially Labour supporters would get it into their heads Labour would have & will make cuts the problem with their ideas is they'll borrow even more then make cuts but will do nothing about the spiralling welfare bill so what in another 50 years we'll still have the debt?[/p][/quote]And the Tories have sold ALL our assets to foreign companies in effect leaving the cupboard bare,they're all as bad as each other,anything that was nationalised belonged to the people but was sold off by the rich,we use to be rich and head of an empire,now we don't even have a garden, so to speak[/p][/quote]sorry wasn't it Gordan Brown who exchanged our Gold reserves for Euro's to save the Euro?[/p][/quote]Like I said Blue Sheep,they're all as bad as each other localnews
  • Score: 0

8:17am Mon 20 Jan 14

4-front says...

CASH FOR ACSOs SOLUTION >
Cut 15 COUNCILS in Hampshire down to 4 and save 11 CEO posts + 11 sets of Directors + 11 sets of Administrators servicing Council and Committee meetings + 11 sets of offices & maintenance = £-millions! THEN
KEEP ACSOs, Caring services, Essential services, Etc
PROBLEM - Politicians won't support moves to axe hot air, remuneration, expenses, etc
CASH FOR ACSOs SOLUTION > Cut 15 COUNCILS in Hampshire down to 4 and save 11 CEO posts + 11 sets of Directors + 11 sets of Administrators servicing Council and Committee meetings + 11 sets of offices & maintenance = £-millions! THEN KEEP ACSOs, Caring services, Essential services, Etc PROBLEM - Politicians won't support moves to axe hot air, remuneration, expenses, etc 4-front
  • Score: 0

11:47am Mon 20 Jan 14

loosehead says...

4-front wrote:
CASH FOR ACSOs SOLUTION >
Cut 15 COUNCILS in Hampshire down to 4 and save 11 CEO posts + 11 sets of Directors + 11 sets of Administrators servicing Council and Committee meetings + 11 sets of offices & maintenance = £-millions! THEN
KEEP ACSOs, Caring services, Essential services, Etc
PROBLEM - Politicians won't support moves to axe hot air, remuneration, expenses, etc
Southampton & the Isle of Wight council were going to merge some top managerial posts so saving this city & the Island millions but Labour won & pulled out of the deal
[quote][p][bold]4-front[/bold] wrote: CASH FOR ACSOs SOLUTION > Cut 15 COUNCILS in Hampshire down to 4 and save 11 CEO posts + 11 sets of Directors + 11 sets of Administrators servicing Council and Committee meetings + 11 sets of offices & maintenance = £-millions! THEN KEEP ACSOs, Caring services, Essential services, Etc PROBLEM - Politicians won't support moves to axe hot air, remuneration, expenses, etc[/p][/quote]Southampton & the Isle of Wight council were going to merge some top managerial posts so saving this city & the Island millions but Labour won & pulled out of the deal loosehead
  • Score: 0

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