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Money-saving improvements to be identified at Moray Council

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 12:01 BST

MORAY Council is to bring in external consultants to identify money-saving improvements.

The authority is seeking expertise from i-ese - a not-for-profit social enterprise - to help modernise and improve services, as well as delivering further savings to ensure the council is financially sustainable. It comes as the council yesterday reiterated that it’s facing a £12.4million deficit in its 2019/20 budget.

Opportunities for savings will be identified as part of the eight-week programme of work, as well as the potential scale of savings.

Convener of Moray Council, Cllr Shona Morrison, said: “i-ese have a considerable track record in helping councils to identify savings and it’s clear that we need to do more to balance the budget in February 2019.

“We were impressed by i-ese’s inclusive and enabling approach to build skills within the council for future changes. Their work will support transformation from a customer’s perspective, review our processes and remove parts which are of no value to our customers. All of this only seeks to improve the services which we offer to Moray residents, and offer best value for money to taxpayers.

“The work i-ese will be carrying out will simply be to identify opportunities for change; it will be up to the council to decide which ones should be taken forward, and how we manage this.”

Preparatory work will begin immediately so that the project can get under way as early as possible after the summer.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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Changes announced to School Crossing Patroller provision

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 12:00 BST

SCHOOL Crossing Patrollers will remain at 13 sites previously deemed as ‘non-viable’ in Moray.

A decision was made in February 2018 to remove school crossing patrollers from sites which were, using national RoSPA guidance, deemed as non-viable. Staffing of these sites was due to finish today.

Yesterday, councillors decided that the non-viable sites will keep a patroller, however cover at signalled crossings, and all sites at lunchtime, will be removed.

This means that £86,000 will be saved in the 2018/19 school year, £33,000 less than was originally agreed earlier this year.

Convener of Moray Council, Cllr Shona Morrison, said: “The majority of councillors voted yesterday to reverse the budget decision taken earlier this year, meaning we’ll continue to provide cover at a total of 30 crossing sites in Moray.

“Staff have been informed and we’ll do all we can to make sure as many sites as possible are staffed by the time pupils return from their summer holiday.”

Staffing at the following sites was due to end today, but will now retain a patroller, subject to availability, from August 2018:

Buckie: South Pringle Street/West Cathcart Street

Buckie: Well Road/Mill Crescent

Elgin: Brodie Drive/Seafield School

Elgin: Wittet Drive/Mayne Road

Elgin: Glenlossie Drive

Elgin: Main Street/School Brae

Findochty: Netherton Terrace/Mid Street

Fochabers: High Street

Forres: Orchard Road/Applegrove School

Forres: Pilmuir Road West

Mosstodloch: Garmouth Road/ Mosstodloch School

Aberlour: Queens Road/High Street

Dufftown: Balvenie Street/Albert Place/Macduff Place

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.  

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Elgin Academy pupils crack the code to bring space prison escape room to life

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2018 12:17 BST

Glen Moray Bike Ride attracts record numbers

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2018 12:58 BST

Sign language interpreter first for Moray

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Former award-winning journalist with a passion for all things social. If I’m not writing about it, I’m asking questions about it, taking pictures of it, or sharing it.

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  • Press, public communications, social media, events, FOI, campaigns, crisis comms.
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  • 07974 191318
Former journalist in local and national print media, now heading up a small but perfectly formed communications team in Moray Council. Always impressed when people understand local government.

About Moray Council

Moray Council is the local authority responsible for delivering services in this part of North East Scotland

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.

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  • Scotland