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VISIT SALFORD WINS UNFORTUNATE WEBSITE OF THE YEAR AWARD
 

Star date: 2nd January 2013

SALFORD COUNCIL WEBSITE WINS FIRST SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARD

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the annual Salford Star Mary Burns Awards ceremony. These prize gongs 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 first Mary is presented for the Most Unfortunate Website of the Year. And there could only be one winner. Ladies and gentlemen of Salford – give it up for the fab Visit Salford website…

Click here to see full citation…


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THE SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS

Category: Most Unfortunate Website of the Year
Winner:    Visit Salford

The judges just could not believe the unfortunateness of Salford Council's happy clappy tourist website, dribbling that "2012 will be buzzing with exciting things to do in the city, be part of the action with Salford City Reds new 12,000 capacity Salford City Stadium opening in January…"

Maybe no-one's told them that we're now in 2013? But that's not why this prized Mary Burns Award has been won… No, no, no. Look carefully on the ever changing banners at the top of each page and there it is… the word `Dictatorship' above the Visit Salford logo, with the word `Democracy' fading into the background - click here and see!

Now, given the complete secrecy in which most of Salford Council's business is done, and the total lack of transparency and accountability in what is becoming more and more a one party city, and the judges thought the word `Dictatorship' was really quite fitting…a brilliant way to advertise the place.

Ladies and gentlemen please stroke your toothbrush moustaches and hail the winner of the Salford Star Mary Burns Award for Unfortunate Website of the Year…

The Visit Salford website!!!

Applause…

If anyone from the Visit Salford website would like to make a thank you speech please fill in the Comments box below...

See other Salford Star Mary Burns Awards winners

Salford Folly of the Year: The £13million Greengate Square fountain - click here

Fiddling While Rome Burns: Salford Council - click here

The George Bush `Read My Lips’ Award – click here

Chicken of the Year Award: Ian Stewart – click here

Readers Award for Disdain for Salford Working People: Creative Tourist – click here

Brian F Kirkham wrote
at 12:56:19 PM on Thursday, January 3, 2013
Funny you should mention the banner, star, as I recognise where they've photographed...I realise it's a very fine line the border between Old Trafford and Salford and from time to time our Neighbour Markets the Quays as Solely Trafford, but in this instance Salford's Marketing is at Fault, as their banner comes from the Nearby Imperial War Museum, on the other side of the Canal (unless someone has moved the boundary for gain (again))
 
Salford Star wrote
at 5:33:11 AM on Thursday, January 3, 2013
See comment below... Well spotted, it just adds to the spirit of this Unfortunate Website of the Year Award - yep baby and toddler groups for 2017! Fantastic! See here for full list of 2017 events! http://tinyurl.com/bho6csh
 
wrote
at 5:27:06 AM on Thursday, January 3, 2013
How can the site not get the Mary Burns Award for the Futuristic Site, seeing a vast number of events are programmed to run in 2017. Maybe the plan is to turn around Salford fortune in 4 years by we public chucking our spare coins into the new £13m fountain. Whats on in 2017, check out their website events page:- Little Hulton Library Wednesday 9 January to Sunday 1 January 2017 Stories, rhymes, crafts and play... Storytime at Lower Kersal Library Wednesday 9 January to Sunday 1 January 2017 Stories, rhymes, crafts and play... Storytime at Broughton Library Thursday 10 January to Sunday 1 January 2017 Stories, rhymes, crafts and play... Storytime at Eccles Library Thursday 10 January to Sunday 1 January 2017 Stories, rhymes, crafts and play... Storytime at Swinton Library Thursday 10 January to Sunday 1 January 2017 Stories, rhymes, crafts and play... Storytime at Worsley Village Library Thursday 10 January to Sunday 1 January 2017 Stories, rhymes, crafts and play... Storytime at Irlam Library Friday 11 January to Sunday 1 January 2017 Stories, rhymes, crafts and play... Stay and Play session at Ordsall Library Friday 11 January to Sunday 1 January 2017 Bring your baby or toddler to the library, look at the books and play with the toys...
 
Winston Smith wrote
at 5:26:56 AM on Thursday, January 3, 2013
If I was in charge of the Visit Salford website, I'd have nothing but images of The Mayor awarding prizes for Christmas card contests and speech bubbles with words he's invented. That would tell visitors everything they need to know
 
Coco the Councillor wrote
at 4:32:05 AM on Thursday, January 3, 2013
A fitting award . A large canvas tent should be installed over Clowncil H.Q. in Swinetown , as everything the inept goons do is a pure circus act .
 
. wrote
at 4:14:27 AM on Thursday, January 3, 2013
No runners up or did the journalist research only stretch to one website?
 
Royston wrote
at 4:10:18 PM on Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Well spotted. I suspect that most people would be rather more concerned that many of the events were some time ago and not being repeated ( Proms in the Park for example)and very little ,if any mention of the wonderful Working Class Movement Library one of Salford's more enduring and internationally acclaimed attractions. Doubtless now we are all back to work after the hols it will be updated pronto with lots of 2013 goodies- maybe even some Rugby League!
 
Webmaster Malc wrote
at 4:09:51 PM on Wednesday, January 2, 2013
At the bottom left of each image is the date each event shown took place, they are all from 2009. I will be keeping my eye on "visit salford" if the job of updating that website comes up for grabs i want it, that's got to be the best job at the circus getting paid to update fuck all.
 
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