HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US   LINKS      
 

 
BBC JOBS FOR SALFORD
 

Star date: 8th November 2010 

NEW BBC `OUTREACH' MAG BLOWS SALFORD JOBS

A new BBC `Outreach' magazine is currently being delivered to houses in Salford with the screaming headline `BBC move brings jobs to Salford'

So why was one Salford resident who had the publication pushed through her door particularly angry?

Click here to find out…


The BBC is trying very, very hard to convince Salford people that it's serious about creating jobs here and involving the community in its work. The Beeb's `outreach' department has even produced a four page A5 glossy magazine telling of all the wonderful things it's doing here to make us feel part of its move to MediaCityUK

…BBC staff working with school kids, the Salford Family Orchestra playing with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (as part of the Phil's £20million sponsorship from Salford City Council) etc etc…

Having seen the headline about jobs, one cynical resident who had the mag delivered to her door went out to chat to the leafleting lads, happy in the knowledge that at least some people in Salford were getting jobs pushing the propaganda through people's letterboxes.

"I was staggered when they all answered in kind of Scouse accents" she told the Salford Star "They were all from St Helens! They won't even employ Salford people to deliver their magazines. It's shocking."

So, what chance any Salford people actually being employed to deliver  programmes?

Nachtschlepper wrote
at 9:53:25 AM on Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tird man, do you know why Salfordians go on about the 'good old days'? Because there were decent employment opportunities in the city. As for dockers being bone idle I very much doubt that some jumped up little pencil necked specimen as yourself has either done a decent days work or is indeed capable of such. Now go back to your PR job.
 
Brian F Kirkham wrote
at 2:02:19 AM on Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Hi there "Third Man", I'm not too sure you are fully aware of the facts at present. European Construction Workers are one thing, but when the firms getting quite a large amount of cash from those from the URC/developers are Not getting local people involved, it sort of begins to look like another "Quays Project", which those leading the project said public money had been spent, for private good and in part they got it wrong. Q1: How many Locals (I'll chuck the boundary out to Greater Manchester) are Currently engaged in the project? Where are they working and in what capacity? Will there be opportunities for others in the local vicinity in the future? Q2: How many Traineeships will be available to those youngsters graduating from Mediacity UK's Academy ? Q3: What Benefits will local people get out of this development (I'm talking businesses and jobs here)? Q4: Other than the Salford Star, has anybody actually tried selling this development to the locals, and pointed out the benefits to the communities they are going to be based in? If opportunities for the locals are going to be limited, for a second time, why bother with it? - OOps, I forgot - I must'nt use the phrase WHITE ELEPHANT!...Lets see something positive out of this, read my previous comment..take it in and provide something positive for the people of Salford ...and i dont mean a Dance School meeting a ballet star at the ratepayers expense!!
 
ant wrote
at 11:05:57 AM on Tuesday, November 09, 2010
In answer to nachtshlepper yes 90% of manchester council jobs are only open to residents. And yes the delivery lads were bussed in from st helens,they deliver all over the country. Evidently the bbc took the option to bring in consultants/sub contractors who employed the st helens firm. Are the unemployed or JCP so untouchable that no one was available from the BBC to go and recruit from their own community?
 
third man wrote
at 11:03:37 AM on Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Any wonder they do not want to employ all you salford people do is moan lament about the good old days and try and stand in the way of what a progressive council and government are trying to do for you. What a contemptuos breed you all are totally ungrateful the BBC should have moved to liverpool or leeds instead.Thats why Manchester Docks closed because all the salford dockers were bone idle and never stopped complaining. Thats the only idustry you have got over there moaning or should i say art form because you lot have got it down to one.
 
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 3:26:38 AM on Tuesday, November 09, 2010
A few years ago I spent some time working indirectly for Manchester Council & was told by people working at places such art galleries & libraries that one had to live in Manchester to work for the Council. I don't know if this is still the case, but perhaps Salford could try doing the same. Though with the current mob's antipathy toward the local population I won't hold my breath.
 
mary ferrer wrote
at 3:22:18 PM on Monday, November 08, 2010
You don't have to go as far as the BBC to find the scouse accent, just nip into the Civic or call on City west.In the last couple of years we have seen a lot of new faces up at the civic most on the top wages coming from that area. City west have got rid of a lot of local firms and employed from the wirrel area. So I don't expect anything diffrent from the BBC.
 
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 1:47:17 PM on Monday, November 08, 2010
I see nobody from the 'funhouse' bothers to post on the Salford Star website anymore. Does this mean that have given up on trying to defend the indefensible? To read Pravda, sorry Life in Salford, one would assume that we live in a utopian city where everybody is blissfully happy. Unfortunately when they are proved wrong, they put their fingers in their ears, stamp their feet & make silly noises. Perhaps some faceless get from the Beeb would like to explain why they could find nobody from Salford to deliver their propaganda. Maybe they thought we would use the paper to light fires to keep warm.
 
Brian F Kirkham wrote
at 1:46:59 PM on Monday, November 08, 2010
Interesting... Funny really - if this was meant for the locals i certainally haven't seen a copy. (For those not on the Quays, I live just across the dual carriageway in that place the council would rather not refer to) Im happy to see the BBC creating films in the area, but this development is just producing more negatives than positives. Question..Were the St Helens Crew bused in? If they knew Salford had their own volunteer crew they could have saved some cash on the travel costs! If Auntie Beeb are going hell for leather to get an increase in the licence fee..can i make a valid suggestion INVOLVE your community (wether it be Salford at Mediacity or Birmingham at Pebble Mill) (I know...I've said it before! I suggest those on the quays get their ears sorted...) This does not mean grandstanding on events. It means providing opportunities to contribute. I'm sure if Auntie Beeb had been to the local JCP (now nearer to Manchester than Salford) I'm sure the locals would have leapt at the chance to aid the cause. Shipping in outsiders to deliver PR mags just delivers the wrong kind of message. What is the point of sponsoring a new Academy for local youngsters when you send out this kind of message? Answers on an e-mail please, And if Auntie doesn't like to respond on boards - you can send me an answer direct!
 
Em3 wrote
at 11:05:54 AM on Monday, November 08, 2010
UNBELIEVABLE! I had this experience talking to the construction workers on the Media City site.They were from across the sea! Remind us again how much our council have invested in this circus?
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star contact details
Deli Lama
Salford Star photo stories
Cornerstone advert
Mary Burns Publishing
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SWINTON HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY TEACHERS ON STRIKE IN SALFORD
My partner is a teacher and if anyone else will say who know any teachers, that the paperwork is far too much, getting up at 5.30a... [more]
article: SWINTON HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY TEACHERS ON STRIKE IN SALFORD
As an ex-pupil of the swinton high school I am in full support of what the teachers are doing. Everyone needs the right balance be... [more]
article: INSANE SALFORD COUNCIL DEMOLITION DISGRACE
John Crowes comments brought things back to me. I have already commented on the houses in Norbury st Salford. I lived in Hacking S... [more]
article: SALFORD COUNCIL PROPOSING 3% INCREASE IN COUNCIL TAX FOR POOREST IN CITY
...and Rome(Salford)burns while also ran Cllr Merry goes off to the LGA to discuss devolution to the regions. Until Labour ward co... [more]
article: ARE SALIX HOMES AND SALFORD COUNCIL INTERFERING IN HOUSING STOCK TRANSFER BALLOT?
I am a Salix Homes tenant of over years and I will be voting NO. Someone I know in Contour Housing got an eviction notice serv... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALFORD MOTORCYCLISTS TO PROTEST AGAINST MASSIVE ROUNDABOUT WORKS AT IRLAMS O’ TH’ HEIGHT

Star date: 22nd October 2014

DOZENS OF BIKES TO CONVERGE ON SALFORD THIS WEEKEND

Dozens of motorcycles are expected to converge on Salford this Saturday to protest against the narrowing of lanes at the huge roundabout at Irlams O'Th' Height which feeds the A580, Manchester Road and Bolton Road.

Salford Motorcycle Action Group, which is leading the first major motorcycle protest in the city for thirty years, states that the introduction of cycle lanes, including armadillos and bollards, will potentially endanger all users of the roundabout.

Full details here...

SWINTON HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY TEACHERS ON STRIKE IN SALFORD

Star date: 21st October 2014

`ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!'...TEACHERS STRIKE OVER 60 HOUR WEEKS AND HUGE WORKLOAD

"We're spending more time form filling than teaching these kids and doing good things for these kids..."

Swinton High School Academy was closed today for all but year 7 and 11 pupils as teachers from NASUWT trade union went on strike over excessive workloads, over monitoring and bureaucracy which has seen many working sixty hours a week and weekends.

The strike continues tomorrow and for three days after half term.

Full details here...

SALFORD HUGE ADULT NEGLECT AND ABUSE PROBLEM

Star date: 20th October 2014

ALMOST NINE HUNDRED ADULT ABUSE ALERTS IN SALFORD LAST YEAR

Salford has a huge number of alerts, referrals and safeguarding issues with adults, which range from neglect to physical abuse, to financial and emotional abuse, according to a new report by the Salford Adult Safeguarding Board.

There were almost nine hundred abuse alerts, of which half became formal referrals. Vulnerable adults were most likely to get abused in residential and nursing care homes, and the abuse was most likely to be spotted by social care and health staff rather than families.

Full details here...

SALFORD COUNCIL PROPOSING 3% INCREASE IN COUNCIL TAX FOR POOREST IN CITY

Star date: 20th October 2014

THREE PER CENT COUNCIL TAX RISE ON THE CARDS FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES

Salford Council is proposing to impose a three cent rise in Council Tax for some of the poorest people in Salford, aiming to increase payments for those on the Council Tax Reduction Scheme from 12% to 15% in April 2015.

The Council is consulting on the proposal until 8th December.

Full details here...

SALFORD JOINS BOLTON AGAINST NHS SELL OFF

Star date: 19th October 2014

PEOPLE TAKE TO THE STREETS OVER NHS SELL OFF

Salford Against The Cuts joined campaigners in Bolton last week to both take part in a national weekend of action against TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) and the sell-off of Bolton's Psychological Therapies Service.

Campaigners say that TTIP will make the privatisation of the NHS irreversible, while Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group is flogging off a prized service.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx