The BBC are today reporting a range of Local Authority cuts in Carmarthenshire. Hitting the headline are cuts to school crossing patrols that will go ahead despite fears children’s safety will be put at risk.
Lollipop patrols on low risk routes will be slashed as the council tries to save £38,000 a year.
It comes as the authority approved a 4.45% council tax increase for 2018-19.
Buried within the BBC report, it is stated that “the council will also stop collecting hygiene waste separately to save £218,000 over three years, meaning incontinence pads and other sanitary waste. This is despite public concerns mixing needles with household waste would put children and animals in danger.”
Well, hygiene waste does not include needles, so perhaps the problem is one of information management and clarity in communication.
At least, let’s hope that’s all it is.