It is an easy way to save scarce money that can be used for more valuable services.
The requirement for local authorities to advertise public notices – planning, car parking etc., – should be abolished.
With the number of local publications falling, as is their circulations, the effectiveness of conveying the information contained is getting less and less.
It is totally out of date since the information can be conveyed more efficiently on the council websites.
It is a double waste in Wales where they are published in Welsh as well as English.