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West Berkshire Council claims it will save around £44,000 each year by not printing and distributing agendas

WEST Berkshire Council has done its bit for the planet by ditching paper agendas.

By no longer printing and distributing agendas for council meetings, the authority said it will save around £44,000 each year.

A spokesman for West Berkshire Council, Phil Spray, said: “We produce more than 80 agendas every year and had a distribution list of 110 people. This means 8,800 agendas being printed and distributed at an average cost of around £44,000.

“A printed copy is available in Market Street reception and there will continue to be copies available at the meeting. If someone comes to reception and asks for a copy, we would usually direct them to the copy that is held there, or to access them online free of charge at Newbury Library. They could also if they wish pay £5 to cover the cost of printing.”

Full agendas for all council meetings can be found on the West Berkshire Council website, by clicking on the link below.

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