The best of public services

The best of public services

The best of public services

First published in Opinion

THE financial cost of the bad weather is becoming clear. Dorset County Council alone has spent more than £700,000 on weather-related highways problems since Christmas.

The longer term cost of repairs is estimated at around £7m – a huge commitment when local authorities are under pressure as never before.

The work going on to clear up and repair the battered county, especially in the past few days, has shown the very best of our communities, public services in general and local councils in particular; the outbursts of Christchurch council leader, Ray Nottage, the worst.

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2:17pm Tue 18 Feb 14

rayc says...

I wonder how much has not been spent on gritting and deicing due to the weather being mild this year?
I wonder how much has not been spent on gritting and deicing due to the weather being mild this year? rayc
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8:04am Sun 23 Feb 14

xchresident says...

As usual it's frontline public service workers and volunteers who deserve the credit. The same people who when they try to speak out for the needs of the local people get so little support from their Councillors and senior managers.
As usual it's frontline public service workers and volunteers who deserve the credit. The same people who when they try to speak out for the needs of the local people get so little support from their Councillors and senior managers. xchresident
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