What is it costing?

What is it costing?

What is it costing?

First published in Letters

I live in Hangleton and we have just received the 20mph pack from the council. Now I thought the council always had problems balancing its books, either needing to make cuts or needing to increase our tax.

So what I would like to know is how much is it all costing – ie painting the 20mph on the roads, putting up the signs at both ends of a street, the printing and postage of all these consultation forms and not to mention the administration fees incurred. Is there anyone who can give me a breakdown of these costs, and can the council tell us why it feels it is essential to fork out money on something which most people don’t want and at a time when there is so much financial hardship?

Dee Saccone, Hangleton Valley Drive, Hove

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11:20am Tue 26 Aug 14

calro75 says...

I too have received a pack about the 20mph limits. I live in North Portslade in an area which is narrow roads and cul-de-sacs, which to be honest, you'd be extremely hard pressed to do more than 20mph in. So what's the point of it all? Maybe the council instead of wasting time and money sending out all these forms, just come and view areas and use a bit of common sense before wasting yet more money putting up unnecessary signs. Just another example of this councils propensity to spend money for nothing and then moaning about budget cuts. I 'd also say not to bother filling in your forms because whether you disagree or not they're going to do it anyway.
I too have received a pack about the 20mph limits. I live in North Portslade in an area which is narrow roads and cul-de-sacs, which to be honest, you'd be extremely hard pressed to do more than 20mph in. So what's the point of it all? Maybe the council instead of wasting time and money sending out all these forms, just come and view areas and use a bit of common sense before wasting yet more money putting up unnecessary signs. Just another example of this councils propensity to spend money for nothing and then moaning about budget cuts. I 'd also say not to bother filling in your forms because whether you disagree or not they're going to do it anyway. calro75
  • Score: 19

12:23pm Tue 26 Aug 14

rayellerton says...

Go for a FOI request to the council...there is a form on their website..
Go for a FOI request to the council...there is a form on their website.. rayellerton
  • Score: 13

4:52pm Tue 26 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

rayellerton wrote:
Go for a FOI request to the council...there is a form on their website..
It shouldn't require that.

The council is engaging in a consultation over these limits. It should be making public ALL costs relating to that without having to ask.
[quote][p][bold]rayellerton[/bold] wrote: Go for a FOI request to the council...there is a form on their website..[/p][/quote]It shouldn't require that. The council is engaging in a consultation over these limits. It should be making public ALL costs relating to that without having to ask. ok,jared
  • Score: 11

1:06pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Falhawk66 says...

More ugly street furniture, more pollution, more paperwork. No change in accidents.
More ugly street furniture, more pollution, more paperwork. No change in accidents. Falhawk66
  • Score: 6
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