CASH-STRAPPED council bosses in York have been saddled with a bill of almost £7,000 to replace lost or stolen mobile phones and computers.
City of York Council employees misplaced 76 phones – all of which were uninsured – in the space of two-and-a-half years, according to figures obtained by The Press under the Freedom of Information Act.
Between June 2008 and the end of last year, 29 phones and five computers bought by the authority and used by staff fell into the hands of thieves, and senior managers are now being urged to adopt a get-tough approach to keeping property safe.
Coun Ian Gillies, leader of the council’s Conservative group, said: “Managers should also be carrying out proper inventories, looking for trends in where things are going missing and taking appropriate action.”
My comment: Should? Does Councillor Gillies mean they haven't been doing it.
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