Northampton

Less paperwork could be printed and sent out by Northampton's Borough Council

The amount of paperwork sent out by a Northamptonshire council could be cut back to save money.

Every month Northampton Borough Council sends out thousands of pages of official reports by post.

But if its plans go ahead, anyone wanting council reports and agendas will have to read them online or order and collect them from the Guildhall.

The council hopes the move will save up to £15,000 a year.

Councillor Alan Botwood, portfolio holder for Finance at the council, has welcomed the plan.

"We estimate it will save £2,000 a year, with the printing we are aiming to save £5,000 per annum."

Tax online

The council is also looking at how it can issue its council tax bills online.

However, those who are not able to access the internet or unable to reach the Guildhall will be able to order the documents to be posted out, Mr Botwood added.

The plans are being discussed as part of the council's plan to save £1.8m on its forthcoming budget, which have recently been published.

They also include plans to cut funding from both Police Community Support Officers and the town's CCTV network.

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