Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cutbacks at the Glenurquhart Road lunch club too?

The Courier reports on possible changes to councillors' free dinners:

'FREE lunches enjoyed by councillors could be scaled down from two courses to one in an attempt to shave £9000 off the local authority's headquarters catering budget.

The proposal comes just a week after Highland Council agreed cuts of £12.1 million and 66 job losses in its three largest departments - education, social work and transport.

It follows an Inverness Courier Freedom of Information request last October which found refreshments such as tea, coffee and biscuits, plus cold buffets and hot lunches for members, cost the local authority across the region £88,591.96 in 2008/9 - an increase of £6840 on the previous financial year.

More here ' Highland Council 'free' lunches could be slimmed down' If the elderly will lose the lunch club subsidy completely then shouldn't the Councillors lose theirs too - and take in sandwiches instead?


Anonymous said...

There's no such thing as a free lunch - unless you're a Councillor?

Time this stopped, they get paid enough to cough up for their own grub! Just as most other people have to do.

let them eat said...

Unless there is a free meal option built into councillors contracts I suggest that all free food and beverages is withdrawn, and if there is such a clause, that they are offered a supermarket pack of sandwiches

Anonymous said...

"Sod any contract clause"

They should be leading by example..!

They stopped the lunch clubs - that should mean them too.

They can run up to the chippie past HQ and get a fish supper if they want something.

sausages said...

Sandy's a dab hand at the BBQ, maybe he could set up in the car park each lunchtime?

He has certainly managed to serve all comers at the likes of St Colm's Fairs in the past

Ronald said...

I'd second sausages observation with regard Sandy's undoubted culinary skills

If he ever needs a reference for a burger flipping job I'm sure theres a lot of people who would be very happy to testify as to his dexterity with a spatula and a quarter pounder