Four top Burnley Council jobs go to save £240,000

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FOUR senior town hall posts are to be axed in a bid to generate £240,000 of savings.

At the latest meeting of Burnley Borough Council, councillors rubber-stamped the plans which will form part of next year’s budget.

Jobs set to go are the director of environment, a position currently held by Mr David Brown, and head of planning and environmental services Mrs Sue Graham.

Two other posts, head of property consultancy, and head of information services, which are both currently vacant, will also go.

Coun. Margaret Lishman, deputy council leader and Executive member for resources, said: “All three political parties wanted significant management savings and we agreed a specific target as part of last year’s budget – we have over-achieved against the target set and this extra money will go a long way to balancing our budget for next year.”