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Old 07-12-2013, 18:19   #1
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"Christmas Decorations"

I did a search and couldn't find anything on this subject, must have been something in the Observer.

We drove along Blackburn Rd this afternoon to see the decorations that had been installed at a cost of 10,000, which have been praised by senior councillors.
We saw some very heavy posts, 5 or 6, with a meagre string of coloured bulbs strung between them. As these were said the be "Christmas Decorations" I have a number of questions.
a. Why are they placed in an area which is predominantly an area of ethnic minority that does not celebrate Christmas?
b. If it was decided that more decorations were needed - at a cost of 10,000, would it not have been better to spend that money on the central area (Town/Market Hall, Broadway, Peel St, for the benefit of all?
c. Can the people responsible for this fiasco, both employees and elected members be trusted to administer the borough's finances in general in a responsible way if this is an example?
d. Can the electorate expect a formal published apology for this obvious waste of tax payer's money?
e. Will there be any punitive action against the employees, or even councillors, who sourced and were therefore ultimately responsible for overseeing this installation was completed according to the contract including cost and adherence to the relevant safety requirements.

To cap it all, the display looks absolutely pathetic.
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Old 07-12-2013, 18:40   #2
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Re: "Christmas Decorations"

I assumed they had put em yon, cos of all the drunks n beggers in the town centre, yeh know those that one of our members (female) who is on the council, says are NOT a significant problem.The one who seems to ignore what customers are saying to traders. Typical Political Answer.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:25   #3
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I must admit that when in town on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week - on enforced visits, I was not approached by one beggar nor did I see any obvious drunks - just the normal load of foul mouthed yobs - M & F. Perhaps the weather was too bad and I was too early for the sideshows.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:32   #4
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I must admit that when in town on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week - on enforced visits, I was not approached by one beggar nor did I see any obvious drunks - just the normal load of foul mouthed yobs - M & F. Perhaps the weather was too bad and I was too early for the sideshows.
I aint encountered one fer a few weeks Barrie, But that aint the point ONCE is enough to put many elderly people off!! But itsnot a significant problem.
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