Green measures cut county waste

NEW moves to cut waste have been introduced at the county's Endeavour House headquarters today.

NEW moves to cut waste have been introduced at the county's Endeavour House headquarters today.

Suffolk County Council will no longer send out paper copies of agendas for meetings in a move that should save nearly £4,000 a year in printing and postage costs - and thousands of trees.

Agendas will no longer be sent to members of the public or the press. Instead, anyone asking for them will be sent an e-mail link to an online agenda.

Those wanting a hard copy will have to print it out themselves.


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But councillors will continue to be sent paper copies of agendas of committees of which they are members.

A spokeswoman for the council said: “Councillors who are on committees will need to bring their papers into the relevant meeting, and if they are doing that it is cheaper to photocopy the documents than get them all to print them out individually.

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“But councillors will only get agendas of other committees online and they will be expected to read them online or print them out at home.”

The council currently spends about £2,000 on printing agendas and a further £1,800 on posting them out to members of the public and the press.

The spokeswoman said: “We shall have notices on computers that are available to the public to tell people how they can find our agendas online and hopefully this will save money and be good for the environment.”

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