Council to fork out �13k for new envelope machine

COUNCILLORS are tonight (Tuesday) set to approve the release of �13,000 – to buy a new envelope-stuffing machine. If agreed Welwyn Hatfield Council will also have to pay �1,130 a year from 2010 onwards to maintain the device. In a report to the cabinet, c

COUNCILLORS are tonight (Tuesday) set to approve the release of �13,000 - to buy a new envelope-stuffing machine.

If agreed Welwyn Hatfield Council will also have to pay �1,130 a year from 2010 onwards to maintain the device.

In a report to the cabinet, council tax and business rates manager Farhad Cantel states: "The [existing] envelope machine is now 10 years old.

"It has exceeded its life expectancy and is breaking down more frequently.


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"The machine needs replacing.

"The purchase of a new envelope machine will help reduce man hours spent folding and enveloping letters and maintain accountability to the community by delivering a value for money service."

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The envelope machine processes 1,200 letters each week.

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