Council refreshments bill tops �45,000
MORE than �45,000 was spent on providing refreshments for staff, councillors and guests by North Somerset Council last year.
A Freedom of Information request has uncovered the unitary authority spent �45,933 on the tea, coffee, sandwiches and biscuits during the financial year 2010/11.
The amount works out at �124 a day or �833 a week and comes in a year when the council has pledged to save �47.3million by 2015.
The department spending the most was corporate services, which paid �23,913 on laying on the refreshments.
Adult social services and housing department spent �7,541 and children and young people’s services paid out �6,464.
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The spending, however, marks a drop from last year when a total of �82,690 was spent.
On answering the request for information, the council said it no longer handed out refreshments for officer meetings.
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