Councillor Carpenter speaks about shared council resources

A Putney Society event which has one our ward Councillors speaking about shared council resources. Shame this was not mentioned at the most recent Roehampton Forum meeting. Can anyone recall our Councillors promoting this in the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward?

“Merger of Richmond and Wandsworth Councils – Members Meeting 23rd January

Event Date: Jan 23, 2017

 Members Meeting: Merger of Richmond & Wandsworth Councils, Monday 23rd January in the Community Church, Werter Road, SW15 2LL

 What are the implications of the merger?  How will it affect us on a daily basis?

The merger is called a “Staff Sharing Arrangement”.   Under extreme financial pressues it was decdied that it would be economical to share some services between the two councils.  Skewed towards the senior staff in both organisations, the expected savings are around 20%.  Currently procurement, property and systens are shared services.  How will this work?  Will the difference in Council Tax affect the merger?   Wandsworth has one of the lowest  in the country (Band D £674.22 vs Richmond’s £1582.39). 

 We hope all our concerns will be allayed and your questions answered on 23rd January.

 Free to members and a £3 donation from non-members is appreciated.”



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