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PEEL HOLDINGS WINS SALFORD STAR FEED THE RICH AWARD
 

Star date: 19th January 2012

PEEL HOLDINGS WINS SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARD

The Salford Star Mary Burns 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.

The Feed The Rich Award, handed out in recognition those using public funds to help subsidise the well moneyed, is usually the most hotly contested Mary - with past winners including the Homes and Communities Agency, Urban Splash and Peel Holdings. Peel couldn't have won it again, could they?

Ladies and Gentlemen, wave your wallets in the air and rattle your jewellery for the winner of the FEED THE RICH AWARD…

Click here to see who's scooped the cash…


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SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS – FEED THE RICH

Winner: PEEL HOLDINGS

Yes, despite hot competition from the usual suspects – Urban Splash, LPC Living, Miller Homes, Countryside Properties et al - Peel Holdings have triumphed yet again in this category, having been previous winners in 2007.

During just nine months of 2011, Peel picked up over £2million in direct payments from Salford Council

Salford Council paid Peel Media £2,179,060 for `capital expenditure' on MediaCityUK from its Chief Executive department. The Council also coughed up £3,040 to rent office space from Peel on Media City, which should really please those Council workers who have had their workplaces shut down to save money.

The two most scary payments were £1,400 to Peel Holdings from the skint Children's Department for `marketing/publicity', and £1,680 to Peel Advertising, also from the hard up Children's Services budget, for the `Training of Others'. What on earth were they training them to do? Get rich quick from the public purse?

While the direct payments from Salford City Council to Peel during nine months of 2011 total £2,186,113, the figure is dwarfed by the near £490million public money Peel Holdings will trouser to cover all their building costs at Media City, as revealed by the Salford Star yesterday (see here).

Add to all this the £15million of public money that Salford Council is helping Peel to raise towards its Port Salford venture (click here) and the £22million loan from Salford Council that's gone into its joint venture with Peel to build the Salford City Stadium (see here) and this year's Feed The Rich Award was really no contest.

Oh, and in return, Peel Holdings – profits £55million last year – gave a pathetic £17,000 to charity…

Ladies and Gentlemen, throw your coppers in the hat for the winners of the Feed The Rich Award…

PEEL HOLDINGS!!!

Applause…

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

See also this year's other Salford Star Mary Burns Award winners…

For Services To Regeneration – Salford City Council – click here
The `In For A Penny, In For £26,500' Award – Urban Vision – click here


 

Anon wrote
at 8:26:54 AM on Thursday, January 26, 2012
Yes I remember when I had a delivery job, calling around at John Whittaker's tax-haven mansion house in the South of the Isle of Man. After the long walk up the 1/2 mile long drive, acres and acres of manicured gardens there was no answer at the door. As I proceeded to walk along the tree-lined private road out of the property in my Hi-Viz jacket and company uniform I was jeered at and hooted by a gaggle of people in an expensive open top sports car, speeding past who said something friendly like "get out of the way you bloody fool". Maybe it was Whittaker maybe it wasn't but it seems like he keeps nice company anyway. Makes you proud don't it that he's graced the Manchester region with his wonderful presence. I hope he wins the prize he deserves it.
 
Resident of this Dead city wrote
at 2:14:55 PM on Saturday, January 21, 2012
As John rightly points out , the only time the Clown Hall Cretins notice the people of Salford is when they are threatening them for Clowncil Tax arrears . The sooner we boot out these vicious , greedy , venal , useless , spineless , inept , avaricious , wasteful, squandering, parasitic leeches , the better for us all .
 
john wrote
at 12:37:31 PM on Saturday, January 21, 2012
i know this is off topic but here is an example of salford councils gross incompitance . saturdays 21/01/2012 in the morning post i receive a court order for none payment of council tax . they say i owe them £369 this includes costs of £77 i have 14 days to pay or could be fined £500 so i get all my bank statements out and low and behold i have not missed a single payment . makes you proud to be a salfordian ?
 
Anderson Sowerberry wrote
at 12:36:53 PM on Saturday, January 21, 2012
Hope Mr Blunder and his chums are busy packing their bags . Perhaps their grubby big business chums can find them employment for all OUR money they have squandered . Cleaners , car park attendants , security -thugs , clamper -thugs? Leave a note at Clowncil HQ , saying ' sorry for the mess ', but the self-serving cretins are far too arrogant .
 
john wrote
at 1:02:19 PM on Friday, January 20, 2012
it always amazes me that people are surprised at what this council get upto they are in bed with all big business that wants cheap land in salford . peel holdings . tesco . both of these run rings round this council and have done for many a year . but please dont forget if you want to get rid of the bigest problem that salford as got then go out and vote for a mayor next thursday 26 01 2012 . if we get a mayor we get shut of the leader
 
Jim Devine wrote
at 1:00:22 PM on Friday, January 20, 2012
Think they call it "Double Speak" Mary.
 
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 6:04:36 AM on Friday, January 20, 2012
Mary, if the crazy gang knew what they were doing would the City be in the mess it's in? I guess the answer to any questions ordinary Salfordians have would depend on who is using the communal brain cell down at the fun house.
 
mary ferrer wrote
at 11:30:15 PM on Thursday, January 19, 2012
I am a little confused,in todays local rag we have Cllr Antrobus going on about a fight with Peel over the proposed port Salford and how the council will fight to protect the green belt. Then the council are helping Peel raise £15 million of public money to move forward with Port Salford.What the hell is going on in this city. What is this council doing do they know what they are doing????????????????
 
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