South Gloucestershire Council have and continue to make cuts to its Staff, Services (Inc Front Line Services), Community Grants and assets to name a few; to save around £45 Million over a three year period.
To date, there has been no mention of a reduction to elected councillors as a cost saving measure.
Reducing the number of elected councillors by 25% would save the authority around £200,000.00 every year and almost £1 Million, every four year term.
There can be no argument that any reduction would impact on representation for the public as a large number of councillors currently fail to work for, or effectively represent their communities at present, proving that the number of councillors is too high.
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