Lancashire

Lancashire council's storeroom clear out sale to raise funds

A Lancashire council is to sell off surplus equipment to raise funds after it had to slash £33m from its budget.

Blackburn with Darwen Council is selling snow chains, large skips, woodwork machinery and large planters.

Council officers have been clearing out storerooms and bids can be made on the items until 16 August.

A spokesman for the council said it did not know how much money would be raised but all profits would be reinvested into the environmental services budget.

Other items for sale include cast columns, a CCTV camera tower and 40ft long steel shipping containers.

"In these tough economic times, we need to do what we can to raise money," Councillor Faryad Hussain, executive member for environmental services and sustainability, said.

"These items are no longer needed and are all in a good or excellent condition.

"We have to work smarter and better with the limited budgets we have and this is a great way to raise money which can be then reinvested into services."

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