Cleaning Glasgow Roads have to be paid for council Far more than all other local authorities.
And the bill for collecting dustbins from city premises is also the highest. Scotland,
One city councilor has said the cost is “off the Richter scale”. ,
According to data from 2020 to 2021, the road cleaning bill per 1000 people working is the most expensive in the country at £25.94 per resident.
This is down from £32.45 per person last year.
It was heard in a council meeting that a large number of football matches and city events cost more.
A report said bosses are reviewing costs and comparing the city’s service with those of other local officials. It added that investments are ongoing, including the installation of bin sensors to provide information on fill rates and bin replacements, which has impacted costs.
Some staggering figures also show that sports facilities in Scotland have the highest cost per visit to Glasgow at £223.61 – compared to the Scottish average of £40.37.
The committee of the council was told that there has been a huge economic loss due to the lockdown. The cost per library visit was £22.65, while the Scottish national average was £2.88. The cost per visit to Glasgow in the city’s museums and galleries was £126.68, compared to the national average of £10.19.
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Raising concerns about the cost of culture and sport, Green Councilor Martha Wardrop said: “It is a worrying difference in costs in Glasgow compared to the rest of the country.”
A representative for Glasgow Life said the biggest impact is that people are unable to go places because of the lockdown.
All figures were presented as part of a report on the local government benchmarking framework, which presents how the various councils perform.
SNP counselor Chris Cunningham reported that Glasgow has one of the highest per premises waste collection costs in Scotland.
He said in Glasgow that “we go above and beyond” by going past courts to collect garbage.
He questioned the difference in cost across the country and asked whether anyone analyzes it to explain why some regions pay more than others.
Speaking at the Operational Performance and Delivery Scrutiny Committee yesterday, an official said he expected previous workshops, which operated before the pandemic, to resume to allow discussion on data.
Another official said the staff would be willing to discuss the reasons for the variation in the councils
She said: “We do not benchmark against other local authorities at this time, but we would welcome groups that are being established.”
Labor councilor Jim Kavanaugh said: “Our figures are way off the Richter scale on costs. I don’t understand it. We don’t all go to the backcourt. Housing associations are dragging goods on the road. ,
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The politician asked for a detailed report on how the figures were calculated.
He said: “Cleaning of roads is a major issue that needs to be addressed. This has always been a priority. It is sometimes put aside. ,
A council official said the council has been able to show how it calculates its costs, but it would be difficult for other local officials to get the details.
Councilors decided that the comments from the meeting were to be taken back to the correctional service.