Sedgemoor District Council helps out at Carnival

SEDGEMOOR District Council workers are expected to spend a total of 15 hours cleaning Bridgwater and North Petherton following this weekend’s carnivals.

The council employs 20 staff to sweep and collect rubbish overnight following each event, at a cost of nearly £10,000.

A council spokesman said it would take workers nearly eight hours to cover the two and a half mile route in Bridgwater – and longer if it is windy.

SEDGEMOOR District Council will work with police to tackle potential crime and disorder during the carnival season.

The council’s CCTV section will be monitored by an officer before and during events. And the council will use an event radio to be aware of any incidents and to talk directly to the police control centre.

AND mobile caterers and coffee stalls will be inspected prior to the carnival to check their hygiene levels.

Environmental health officers will inspect over 40 stalls to make sure the food and drink on sale meets their standards.

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4:07pm Mon 8 Nov 10

MrTPuriton says...

15 hours, 20 people, £10,000.. thats £33.30 an hour, not bad pay if you ask me!
15 hours, 20 people, £10,000.. thats £33.30 an hour, not bad pay if you ask me! MrTPuriton
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1:52pm Tue 9 Nov 10

Gordon S says...

Even if they are paid TRIPLE time, £10.10 is a good wage for Mon-Fri working.
Even if they are paid TRIPLE time, £10.10 is a good wage for Mon-Fri working. Gordon S
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10:21am Wed 10 Nov 10

joner7788 says...

MrTPuriton wrote:
15 hours, 20 people, £10,000.. thats £33.30 an hour, not bad pay if you ask me!
There would be trucks,road sweeping machines,then it`s got to be disposed of.
Running lorrys are probably most of the costs.
[quote][p][bold]MrTPuriton[/bold] wrote: 15 hours, 20 people, £10,000.. thats £33.30 an hour, not bad pay if you ask me![/p][/quote]There would be trucks,road sweeping machines,then it`s got to be disposed of. Running lorrys are probably most of the costs. joner7788
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7:34pm Thu 11 Nov 10

Zumerset Lad says...

A cost of NEARLY £10,000 for 20 people for 15 hours work. That means they must have an exact figure. Come on you Councillors, you make the claim so prove it and give us a breakdown of these figures. It’s totally unbelievable that it costs that much.
A cost of NEARLY £10,000 for 20 people for 15 hours work. That means they must have an exact figure. Come on you Councillors, you make the claim so prove it and give us a breakdown of these figures. It’s totally unbelievable that it costs that much. Zumerset Lad
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11:09pm Thu 11 Nov 10

cuthbertbullrush says...

Based on £10 ph @ double time would work out to:-

20 staff & £10 hr x 8hrs @ double time = 3200

Even with employers NI and Pension that would I think still come to less than £4000...so what is the other £6000 for ?
Based on £10 ph @ double time would work out to:- 20 staff & £10 hr x 8hrs @ double time = 3200 Even with employers NI and Pension that would I think still come to less than £4000...so what is the other £6000 for ? cuthbertbullrush
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