In tough times

York Press: In tough times In tough times

COUNCIL leader James Alexander bemoans (Letters, March 17) having to find savings of £74 million during the five years of this Parliament, and that as a result a quarter of the council’s workforce will have lost their jobs.

To lead by example in these hard times, how many councillors will have to be made redundant? How many cabinet posts will be lost? Thought not.

There was an old theme tune that had the title “self -preservation society”. It could have been made for these times.

Geoff Robb, Hunters Close, Dunnington, York.

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9:44pm Wed 19 Mar 14

jay, york says...

And just think how much more CYC could have saved without all the additonal costs of the Lendal Bridge disaster and the imposition of the 20mph zones throughout York. Every little saving really does help.

All CYC should sit back and reflect on this - and try living like the rest the world. OK, we may not have enough money to do everything we want - but what money we do have we learn to spend wisely in the best, most beneficial and effective way possible. Not fritter it on daft things or pet projects!

For goodness sake CYC prioritise! Which is most important - rerouting traffic to cause even moe congestion (as in Lendal Brige), or care for our elderly and infirmed? We could all be in need of care one day - even you Mr Alexander - you dont have to be elderly. How happy woud you be about the farming out the care provision in York.

And if this gets any negative scores, we KNOW it is CYC doing the night shift!
And just think how much more CYC could have saved without all the additonal costs of the Lendal Bridge disaster and the imposition of the 20mph zones throughout York. Every little saving really does help. All CYC should sit back and reflect on this - and try living like the rest the world. OK, we may not have enough money to do everything we want - but what money we do have we learn to spend wisely in the best, most beneficial and effective way possible. Not fritter it on daft things or pet projects! For goodness sake CYC prioritise! Which is most important - rerouting traffic to cause even moe congestion (as in Lendal Brige), or care for our elderly and infirmed? We could all be in need of care one day - even you Mr Alexander - you dont have to be elderly. How happy woud you be about the farming out the care provision in York. And if this gets any negative scores, we KNOW it is CYC doing the night shift! jay, york
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10:07pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Lunatic says...

jay, york wrote:
And just think how much more CYC could have saved without all the additonal costs of the Lendal Bridge disaster and the imposition of the 20mph zones throughout York. Every little saving really does help.

All CYC should sit back and reflect on this - and try living like the rest the world. OK, we may not have enough money to do everything we want - but what money we do have we learn to spend wisely in the best, most beneficial and effective way possible. Not fritter it on daft things or pet projects!

For goodness sake CYC prioritise! Which is most important - rerouting traffic to cause even moe congestion (as in Lendal Brige), or care for our elderly and infirmed? We could all be in need of care one day - even you Mr Alexander - you dont have to be elderly. How happy woud you be about the farming out the care provision in York.

And if this gets any negative scores, we KNOW it is CYC doing the night shift!
Didn't the funding for the changes to Lendal Bridge come from the same central fund as the money for the rest of the bus-related improvements?

My understanding was that all of these "improvements" were a required part to secure the central government funding support for the new Park N Ride facilities.
[quote][p][bold]jay, york[/bold] wrote: And just think how much more CYC could have saved without all the additonal costs of the Lendal Bridge disaster and the imposition of the 20mph zones throughout York. Every little saving really does help. All CYC should sit back and reflect on this - and try living like the rest the world. OK, we may not have enough money to do everything we want - but what money we do have we learn to spend wisely in the best, most beneficial and effective way possible. Not fritter it on daft things or pet projects! For goodness sake CYC prioritise! Which is most important - rerouting traffic to cause even moe congestion (as in Lendal Brige), or care for our elderly and infirmed? We could all be in need of care one day - even you Mr Alexander - you dont have to be elderly. How happy woud you be about the farming out the care provision in York. And if this gets any negative scores, we KNOW it is CYC doing the night shift![/p][/quote]Didn't the funding for the changes to Lendal Bridge come from the same central fund as the money for the rest of the bus-related improvements? My understanding was that all of these "improvements" were a required part to secure the central government funding support for the new Park N Ride facilities. Lunatic
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