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: SALFORD COUNCIL FOLLOWS TORY HOUSING POLICY ON STOCK TRANSFER
Oh but it does matter what you said Dr Sharples. You have managed to turn the "yes" tenants into the "No" tenants. You have humili... [more]
article: SALFORD COUNCIL FOLLOWS TORY HOUSING POLICY ON STOCK TRANSFER
Just so that we know; is Dr. Steve Sharples the Director of PS Consultants, the social housing and urban regeneration company he... [more]
article: SALFORD STAR MOVES INTO NEW OFFICE AT ANTZ JUNCTION
See Gary's comment below...Just getting some more made. Should be ready in a few weeks, plus some new Salford Star mugs! Cheers!... [more]
article: SALFORD TALENT SHINES FOR ALAN HENNING
See Margaret's comment below...Don't you worry - we shall!... [more]
article: SALFORD STAR MOVES INTO NEW OFFICE AT ANTZ JUNCTION
Just read Alice Searle's message, are there any more tee shirts available? I have one already and wear it at folk clubs around the... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALFORD TALENT SHINES FOR ALAN HENNING

Star date: 31st October 2014

BROUGHTON STAGES TALENT SHOWCASE

Last night, at St James Church in Higher Broughton, a talent showcase was staged featuring everyone from May Aston, who's been singing for fifty years, to young local rapper Stephen Miller.

Altogether over a dozen acts took part and all the money raised from donations on the night is set to go to the family of Alan Henning. Great evening, great cause...

Full details here...

SALFORD COUNCIL FOLLOWS TORY HOUSING POLICY ON STOCK TRANSFER

Star date: 30th October 2014

PUBLIC MONEY PRIVATE GAIN – THE IDEOLOGICAL ATTACK ON SALFORD'S SOCIAL HOUSING

The ballot on whether to transfer the remainder of Salford Council's housing stock ends on Monday November 3rd. If tenants vote `Yes' they will see the culmination of a massive ConDem Government attack on social housing in the city that will in future see more expensive rents, less secure and fixed term tenancies, and a social housing company acting like a private developer.

The vote isn't necessarily about the present rights of tenants, it's about the rights of future generations of Salfordians...

Full details here...

SALFORD COUNCIL HOUSING TRANSFER VOTE NEARS WITH RENT HIKES ON THE AGENDA

Star date: 29th October 2014

`SOCIAL RENT' OR `AFFORDABLE RENT' IF SALIX WINS TRANSFER VOTE?

As tenants are urged to vote `Yes' or `No' to the privatisation of 8,500 Council homes in Salford by next Monday, November 3rd, there's still question marks over the future ethos of Salix Homes, the company that intends to take over the properties.

A clue is given in the Business Plan which will see 120 properties that are currently `social rent' tenancies on the Beechfarm Estate in Swinton replaced by 106 `affordable rent' properties. `Affordable rent' is way more expensive than `social rent'.

Full details here...

THE SALFORD WALL MUST BE REBUILT

Star date: 27th October 2014

RECLAIMING CHAPEL STREET REGENERATION

As the blitz of old buildings in Chapel Street continues and bits of old Salford disappear to be replaced by unaffordable apartments and chain store shops, one project is kicking back.

The Salford Wall, a five year event almost, numbered and saved bricks when the Old Bank Theatre was demolished, and now aims to use those bricks to build a community monument near the original site. The project needs Salford people's ideas for what should be built and volunteers to help sort the bricks.

Full details here...

SALFORD OLD CLOTHES COLLECTION TO SEND KIDS TO BLACKPOOL

Star date: 26th October 2014

OLD CLOTHES AND STUFF WANTED FROM KERSAL, LOWER KERSAL, WHIT LANE AND BROUGHTON

WKD KOLLECT
Tuesday 4th November

A new community initiative will see a van touring around East Salford on Tuesday 4th November picking up clothes, shoes, belts, towels and curtains, recycling them and using the money to send local kids on trips to Blackpool.

WKD Kollect, with its slogan `Charity starts at home', will collect bagged up stuff or it can be left at set drop off points.

Full details here...

 



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