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SALFORD COUNCIL WINS REGENERATION AWARD
 

Star date: 11th January 2012

SALFORD COUNCIL WINS SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARD…
FOR SERVICES TO REGENERATION

Salford City Council has won the first of this year's Salford Star Mary Burns Awards. The annual awards are given out to honour the most deserving individuals and organisations in the city for their stupid statements, dodgy dealings and iffy activities over the past 12 months.

Ladies and Gentlemen, break out your banana skins and rotten tomatoes for the winner of the Salford Star Mary Burns Award for Services to Regeneration … SALFORD COUNCIL

Click here to see why Salford Council walked this Award…


SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARD –
FOR SERVICES TO REGENERATION…

Winner: Salford City Council

Despite tough competition in the Regeneration category from developers Countryside Properties, Miller Homes, Urban Splash, LPC, Peel Holdings et al, Salford Council seriously impressed the judges with one compelling piece of evidence…

The Mary Burns Awards judges analysed all Salford City Council decisions in 2011 relating to `Regeneration and Economic Development'. And found that when Salford Council says `Regeneration and Economic Development' it means two things - for `regeneration' read `demolition of working class areas' and for `Economic Development' read `handouts to big business'

Of the nine `Regeneration and Economic Development' decisions in 2011, three were about handing £millions to MediaCityUK and co - £8.4million to the Media Enterprise Centre; £520,000 on `welcoming the BBC' and the Manchester International Festival; and a shed load of Council cash on something called the MediaCityUK Capital Programme, which is very secret with all discussions conducted behind closed doors.

A fourth decision related to handing Peel Holdings £15million of public money towards its Port Salford project, and a fifth was about spending £264,000 on a bridge in Spinningfield.

Meanwhile, with regards to the `regeneration' of working class residential areas, two of the decisions were about demolitions – bulldozing the Top Streets of Higher Broughton and the Langworthy Hotel – while a third related to expenditure up to £300,000 on "site preparation works" for Charlestown Riverside Phase 1. This latter decision was taken exactly a year ago and still residents haven't got a clue what's going on in `Charlestown Riverside'…

The only other decision taken under the title `Regeneration and Economic Development' was about establishing a `Combined Authority for Greater Manchester' which takes power out of Salford.

So there you have it. Millions of pounds of local tax payers' cash going to prestige projects, like MediaCityUK, Spinningfields and Port Salford. And demolitions for proper Salford.

Regeneration and Economic Development – isn't it great?

Ladies and Gentlemen, the first of this year's Salford Star Mary Burns Awards goes to…

Salford City Council!

Applause…

If anyone from the Council would like to make a speech please fill in the Comments box below

 

 

 

 

Council worker wrote
at 15:06:10 on 14 January 2012
A speech from a council worker" It is indeed an honour to accept his prestigous award on behalf of the council. Due to the continuing handing out of cash to our friends in the BBC philharmonic, Salford Reds, Peel holdings and a few more top ups to robbing consultants,we are skin and cant pay any wages. So apart from an overpaid Chief Executive and her friends and money grabbing councillors there is only me left to come and collect the award . As i will be busy attending your prestigous event please have your kids dodge the traffic for the day as I wil not be on my crossing patrol. As salford is now controlled by Manchester perhaps Sir Howard could join me on the podium !
 
Daily Commuter wrote
at 09:37:13 on 13 January 2012
This well-deserved award should be presented to the clouncil morons on site at the Crescent Abortion Regeneration Scheme they are responsible for creating, during the daily struggle to negotiate this disgraceful clouncil-created hell . We commuters will really show our appreciation of their gross ineptitude . There cannot be a more clueless gang of cretins than Salford Clouncil . .
 
Anti-politician wrote
at 04:43:50 on 12 January 2012
Well deserved award . Hope the pathetic , inept , self-serving wasters , cretins and bunglers are happy with it , having zealously followed a thatcherite agenda and run this dead city into the gutter . The sooner we kick these vicious traitors back into the gutter they crawled from , the better. Saw Mr Bungle on TV argueing against an elected mayor . Reminded me of a rabbit caught in headlights . Just pathetic . Let us all condemn Mr Bungle and his Crazy Gang to the dole , as soon as possible .
 
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