Enlighten us please, Phil
I WAS initially encouraged by two of the letters in the Journal on Friday, March 12.It is indeed reassuring to know that, according to the Audit Commission, Waveney is 'performing well' at managing its resources.
I WAS initially encouraged by two of the letters in the Journal on Friday, March 12.
It is indeed reassuring to know that, according to the Audit Commission, Waveney is 'performing well' at managing its resources.
On the same page there is an explanation of the failure of a large proportion of the new seafront light fittings.
A few weeks ago I noted that 25 of the 102 lanterns were non-functional, and thought this was a manifestation of a policy to reduce the running costs through natural wastage, which seems to be the favoured way of reducing staffing costs.
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We now know, thanks to Phil Harris, that this is not the case.
So, will this particular resource now be well managed by completing the incorporation of a dimming facility proposed at the design stage and apparently partly installed?
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In a similar vein, now that the projected energy savings envisaged in the move to the efficient, green design Campus will not happen, will there be a serious look at improving the energy performance of the old, inefficient buildings currently occupied? Presumably the movement of staff to the Marina Centre has helped, but has anyone noticed the number of open windows there during winter on all but the very coldest days?
To me this indicates a lack of sensible heating control.
Anyway, with a probable total annual energy spend of around a mere �1m, including Waterlane Leisure Centre, Bungay pool and sheltered home schemes, how much would the move to the Campus have actually saved?
Does anyone really know, or did they disappear during the latest voluntary redundancies?
Perhaps Phil Harris will let us know in due course.
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