Friday, July 12, 2019

New Investments financed from Efficiency Review

West Lancashire Borough Council has been looking at a number of ways they can innovate, save money and generate income as part of a programme to be self-financing from 2020/21.

The proposals agreed by Council on the 10th July will include how property and cash investments can be maximised and the collection of business rates made more efficient.

These efficiency and income generating measures come at a time when the Council are looking to invest around £800,000 in the borough with proposals for the refurbishment and enhancement of the Leisure facilities at Burscough and regeneration initiatives such as Wheatsheaf Walks and Skelmersdale's gateway improvements, as well as securing the longer term provision of CCTV cameras.

Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of the Council, said "As a Local Authority it is sensible for the Council to maximise our assets and reap efficiencies without impacting on the front line services we deliver. There has been a significant amount of work done here and it is great news that we can make these investments at the same time as balancing our budget."

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