Council to save by going green

Coun Alan Caine has been championing a new 'paperless' system for West Lindsey District Council
Coun Alan Caine has been championing a new 'paperless' system for West Lindsey District Council
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WEST Lindsey District Council have revealed plans to be greener and save over £70,000.

Councillors Alan Caine, Malcolm Leaning and David Cotton have been championing a new ‘paperless’ plan for six months already.

Coun Caine said: “Apart from the obvious financial savings there are endless benefits for us going paperless. It demonstrates our green commitment to the environment by using less paper, print cartridges and postage. It will also free up officers’ time preparing the documents for posting.”

The decision to invest in ICT follows extensive consultation with members in an effort to work smarter and make savings.

Leader of WLDC Coun Burt Keimach said: “It is a way we can save serious amounts of money for ratepayers in the district and use the money more constructively.”

“I am delighted to see this decision has cross-party support.”

Chairman of the policy and resources committee Coun Tom Regis added: “At first it might seem expensive to invest £18,000 on ICT for councillors over four years, however, if we consider the potential savings every year of more than £70,000, this is good use of the council’s funds.”