Thursday 25 November 2010 9.20am
Gavin Smith wrote:
Urbanite, I take your point but the profligate spending continues; I mean (and do correct me if you think I'm wrong) but the council is in fact leasing its current 'headquarters' and is having to pay some form of rent...
And who exactly did "build" this HQ and entered into the leasing agreement? the prior Libdem administration... It's pretty rich of Simon Hughes
to criticise this building.
It makes sense for the Council to sell assets to raise cash given how hard the spending cuts will hit Southwark. I only hope that the money obtained from the sale of long-term assets will be used to fund long-term projects, as opposed to be used to pay for the daily runing costs of the borough.
As a general comment, I am amazed as to how vocal our Libdem Councillors & Simon Hughes
are since the Libdem lost control of the Borough. We neither heard so much about them nor did they pay so much token attention to local voters when good old Nick Stanton
was in charge.