Prop­erty part­ner­ship agreed

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Opinion -

ASH­FORD and Swale coun­cils are to join forces to pro­vide a prop­erty part­ner­ship to share and de­velop ex­per­tise and re­duce the cost of de­liv­er­ing the ser­vice without im­pact­ing on the qual­ity of ser­vice. Plans en­dorsed at the ex­ec­u­tive could bring a first year sav­ing for Ash­ford in the re­gion of £26,000 and a fur­ther £10,000 each year. The coun­cil has al­ready signed up to the prin­ci­ple of shared ser­vices with other district coun­cils. Leader Cllr Paul Clokie (Con) said: “The pro­posed part­ner­ship with Swale presents an ex­cel­lent op­por­tu­nity to take for­ward our com­mit­ment to shared ser­vice de­liv­ery which will al­low the coun­cil to make sav­ings and still pro­vide an ex­cel­lent ser­vice.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.