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SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS 2012
 

Star date: 19th December 2012

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS

Salford Mayor Ian Stewart, outgoing Salford Council Leader John Merry, Peel Holdings, Urban Splash, Salford City Reds…the nominations are now open for the Salford Star Mary Burns Awards 2012.

These prized annual awards, now in their sixth year, 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. With the online ceremony set for January get your nominations in now!

Full details here…


Nominations are now open for the coveted Salford Star Mary Burns Awards. Last year's winners included Peel Holdings (see here), Salford Council (see here) and Urban Vision (see here). Who will walk off with a Mary for dis-services to Salford in 2012?

Any organisation or individual can be nominated for their stupid statements, dodgy dealings and iffy activities over the past 12 months. Just let us know the category of Mary - you can make up your own but past Awards have included the Feed The Rich Award, the George Bush Watch My Lips Award, The Uncle Joe Stalin Award for Open and Democratic Government and the Let's Wipe Out Salfordians Award – you get the idea.

Just send us the category, who you think should win it and what they've done… and email us at info@salfordstar.com by January 1st. The sender of the best nomination will receive a stunning Salford Star mug!

Here's some past winners to get you thinking…

For 2009 Awards and links click here

For 2010 Awards click here and follow the links

john hamnett wrote
at 3:01:32 AM on Saturday, December 29, 2012
Lifetime underachievement category can we nominate a Salford council for the a Mary Burns lifetime of underachievement in recognition of a lifetime of splendid failure in every category you care to nominate . While we walk out of Salford central station and look right to the achievements of our successful sibling on the opposite bank of the Irwell we can walk left to Chapel street the once proud center to our once fine city an indictment that seems to represent the failings of its stagnant backward thinking self interest motivated councilors.The only change we can see is the rapid change to our society and communities from the 10s of 1000s of economic immigrants from all corners of the world to join us in our daily scramble for housing, infrastructure and ailing basic services imposed on us without any kind of consultation by the dispersal program or is it politically incorrect to even mention any concerns on the matter.
 
Star awards wrote
at 2:57:44 AM on Saturday, December 29, 2012
The "JABBA" for the most corpulent,repulsive member of the cabinet.
 
Steve Middleton wrote
at 3:16:15 AM on Friday, December 28, 2012
There can be only one recipient of the "It's illegal to take my photograph" award....
 
Wrapping paper wrote
at 2:48:05 AM on Wednesday, December 26, 2012
An award for "that we cannot mention". Apologies to J.K.Rowling. Approximately 5 inches long, 2 1/2 inches wide and of varying thickness. Because of hte time of year it comes in a multi coloured, multi designed pakage, which is NOT BROWN.
 
Phil wrote
at 7:08:12 AM on Tuesday, December 25, 2012
why not an award on " I am too sexy for my constituents ! " as they are a really shy species when things get tough .
 
Dick Turpin wrote
at 7:55:34 AM on Sunday, December 23, 2012
So is anybody made accountable for squandering OUR money ? Of course not . The incompetence rolls on unchecked up at the Madhouse . No wonder clowncil tax is so extortionate in this ruined city .
 
Joe Oneill wrote
at 4:21:58 PM on Saturday, December 22, 2012
The WITH Hindsight award must go to the Assitant Mayor for Housing Gina Merrett all £240K Thrown away on one more scheme that Salford Labour got wrong. She said and i quote in my best Queen mothers voice " With Hindsight they had underestimated the cost" how many bloody times have we heard that?
 
Joe Oneill wrote
at 4:20:41 PM on Saturday, December 22, 2012
The WITH Hindsight award must go to the Assitant Mayor for Housing Gina Merrett all £240K Thrown away on one more scheme that Salford Labour got wrong. She said and i quote in my best Queen mothers voice " With Hindsight they had underestimated the cost" how many bloody times have we heard that?
 
Nero the hero wrote
at 11:30:16 AM on Friday, December 21, 2012
The NERO award ---for fiddling as the city is being destoyed. The POODLE award ---for who is actually running the city and who does as they are told. (Think Bush and Blair) The FLUFFY TOWEL ---for the most imaginative claims for expenses. The Golden Dyker ----for public figure in a marriage of convenience who is hiding their sexuality. The ELMER FUDD --- Comic figure who cannot pronounce their R's
 
Winston Smith wrote
at 5:11:20 AM on Friday, December 21, 2012
The 'Blue Peter Badge' for organising Christmas card contests while the city you're supposed to be running goes down the bog
 
Winston Smith wrote
at 5:11:12 AM on Friday, December 21, 2012
The 'Fred Dibnah Special Hat' for demolishing local heritage at every opportunity
 
Winston Smith wrote
at 4:58:27 AM on Friday, December 21, 2012
The 'Mr Potato Head' award for even thinking about handing over so much public money to experimental inner city vegetable farms
 
Snowpeak wrote
at 4:38:33 AM on Thursday, December 20, 2012
An "unwanted present" award, which is pretty much the same as a "Thanks Liverpool for all the crap you have sent over to us" award. The "Most useless present award", SEE ABOVE^ The "We are playing pass the parcel----it,s only newspaper until you get to the centre of it" award. The "dont mention the word B-ng or we will sue you arse" award The "open and transparent" award
 
Flapjack Charlie wrote
at 3:55:03 AM on Thursday, December 20, 2012
HOW ABOUT A WE LOVE PISSING AWAY COUNCIL TAXPAYERS HARD-EARNED MONEY AWARD FOR SALFORD CLOWNCIL
 
Dave the digger driver wrote
at 12:41:37 PM on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
How about a "Promise little and do nothing" award for our wonderful mayor.
 
A. Ward . wrote
at 10:54:44 AM on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Can we have a Stuff the Taxpayers Award for Salford Clowncil . Surely the most ignorant , arrogant , inept and wasteful clowncil in Britain .
 
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