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SALFORD STAR MARY BURNS AWARDS 2009
 

MARY BURNS AWARDS
DAY 3

THE `WHERE ARE YOU SPENDING OVER £122M OF PUBLIC MONEY? NEVER HEARD OF IT!' AWARD

This is an Award that the whole of Salford can join in with…

Yes, until the year 2014, £122.6million of public money will be spent on Salford's `Corporate Centre'.  But where is Salford's `Corporate Centre'?
No-one seems to know. 

A few months ago the Salford Star sent out an e-mail to a cross party selection of councillors asking where they thought the city's `Corporate Centre' was. Not one single councillor who replied got it right… `Is it at Salford Quays?' they asked …`Probably the Civic Centre?'…Nope they all got it wrong…

So the `WHERE ARE YOU SPENDING OVER £122M OF PUBLIC MONEY? NEVER HEARD OF IT!' AWARD…goes to…

Please do a drum roll and click here…

 


 

THE CENTRAL SALFORD URBAN REGENERATION COMPANY

In its Annual Report, the URC - as it's fondly known - managed to show how £122,600,000 of public money from all over the place (Europe, Council, Government, NWDA etc) is being sunk into Salford's `Corporate Centre'.

So where is it? Apparently it's Salford Central train station and Middlewood, around the deserted canal, amongst other places!

The URC told us that the "Corporate Centre includes the areas of Greengate, Chapel Street, Chapel Street East, Salford Central Station, Middlewood and Adelphi."

Perhaps they ought to tell the city's councillors…

But in the meantime the `WHERE ARE YOU SPENDING OVER £122M OF PUBLIC MONEY? NEVER HEARD OF IT!' AWARD…goes to…

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