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Taxpayers in Lichfield and Burntwood will only get value for money if local councils continue to share services, the leader of Lichfield District Council has said.
The local authority already has agreements over combined services in areas such as refuse collections.
But Cllr Mike Wilcox believes more crossovers are needed if the council is to cope with continued cuts to funding from Government.
“We have to continue our dialogue with all authorities, particularly Tamworth, to see what else we can do to share resources,” he said.
“We’ve got to do the same with Burntwood – and for Burntwood we need to look at neighbouring authorities like Cannock to see what can we do collectively to make savings.
“There are still £1.3million of savings for us to find – and the Government will no doubt announce further reductions for us.
“We’ve only got so many areas we can get income from so we need to look at pooling our resources and look to make savings through economies of scale.”
The Conservatives now control Lichfield District Council, Lichfield City Council and Burntwood Town Council.
Cllr Wilcox believes a unified front will allow for more joined-up thinking between the different authorities.
“We’re keen to engage with both Burntwood Town Council and Lichfield City Council,” he said. “We’ll do that early doors to find out what’s on their agenda and work out how we can help them achieve their goals long term.
“It’s about making sure that we do what we can to make both Burntwood and Lichfield better places for people to live and work.”