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The Event in Bermondsey also under threat

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Monday 3 March 2008 6.07pm
Ok following on from the Livesey Museum thread have now read via the Southwark News that the event plus Bermondsey Carnival is now under threat due to funding issues with our wonderful Southwark Council!

Just wanted to bring this to everyone's attention. it is usually held in July is a great day and evening out and is mainly free.

The same article mentions that the council is spending circ 900,000 on employing consultants to look into a move for their offices from Peckham to Tooley Street.
Monday 3 March 2008 7.26pm
xtinecop wrote:
The same article mentions that the council is spending circ 900,000 on employing consultants to look into a move for their offices from Peckham to Tooley Street.

Not quite true; the report on this is actually worse than you say!

Quote:
"Southwark Council is planning to sell its 'Corporate Learning and Training Centre' in Peckham - just over a year after spending 950K on doing it up.

The centre - on Cator Street - is used as a training base and meeting space for council staff. It also includes a specialist educational training centre used to train the borough's teachers. As with many council buildings it was recently considered to be in a poor state of repair and was due for refurbishment. This was carried out between July and September 2006, at a cost to the council of 950,000.

Just a year later the council's Executive committee agreed the borough's new office strategy - relocating a large percentage of staff to a new building on Tooley Street and selling off a number of the council offices that are currently dotted around the borough - including Cator Street"

An horrific waste of our council tax.

Can someone remind me of the purpose of local authorities? I know they give jobs, fat pensions, and low hours for their employees in return for providing sub-standard services and wasting millions of taxpayers money, but do they do anything else?

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