If there’s a DCC staff cull (particularly in county hall) I wonder if anyone in the wider community will even notice… when I worked there myself there had been an unprecedented growth in staff in policy and strategy roles, shifting paper, thinking great thoughts, writing newsletters to say how marvellous the council is (a number of these were inclined to ‘turn up’ fairly regularly and make a show of working but I recall one particular conversation with someone whose job had been created 3 months before he was needed and he mostly drank tea). Whilst job cuts will hit these individuals hard I only hope they don’t drop the axe on the front line workers who would be genuinely missed.