"The national financial situation means that councils across the
country are having their budgets significantly reduced. In
Worcestershire we're no different. We have to save £60-70 million
from our core revenue budget by 2015. This represents a big
challenge to us all, but through careful planning and a creative
and innovative approach, we are confident we can make these savings
in a way that protects the services which really matter to you. "
Trish Haines, Chief Executive
We were one of the first authorities
in the country to put in place a programme designed to transform
its organisation in response to the budgetary reductions. Launched
in 2009, BOLD (Better Outcomes, Lean Delivery) aims to identify
savings in all areas of the Council, including senior management.
But its not just about cuts, it's about changing the way we work to
maintain or improve the services we offer to our residents at lower
"The Council will change over the
next few years; the way some services are delivered will change and
in some cases, it might not be the council who continues to provide
Through the BOLD programme we have
been looking at a host of options which will save money, but also
protect our most important services. This will mean some services
delivered by alternative providers, more services delivered locally
and we will look at whether voluntary and community groups could
run some of our services and we will embrace new technologies which
will improve the efficiency of services and make them much more
convenient and user friendly for those who use them." Councillor
Adrian Hardman, Leader of Worcestershire County Council
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