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SALFORD STAR JOHN MERRY INTERVIEW
 

Star date: 7th January 2010

SALFORD STAR GRILLS SALFORD CITY COUNCIL LEADER

Is there a two tier Salford happening? Prestige projects like MediaCityUK, The Lowry’s opera and the Salford Reds rugby stadium are hoovering up the city’s money, while budgets for social care, schools and sports are being slashed…

Just before Christmas the Salford Star spent two hours with Salford City Council Leader, John Merry, debating these questions and loads more. All will be revealed in a whole series of articles starting next week - only on Salfordstar.com! 

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C M Moore wrote
at 2:33:52 AM on Saturday, January 22, 2011
I have elderly parents who are frail and who rely on the support of Care on Call in the event of falling at home. I would like to ask Councillor Merry whether the Government cuts will affect this service. I know that if my parents could not rely on this provision, which gives them security of mind,they would consider residential care which would create further pressure on their own and Salford's limited resources.
 
G.Griffiths wrote
at 12:48:53 PM on Sunday, January 16, 2011
Despite mentioning this to councillor Merry over a week ago and him promising to send out some replies, there has still not been any letters delivered. When I did speak to him,he also actually denied that the council had offered evidence of "top street" prices being equal to prices across Leicester road.
 
Jim Devine wrote
at 10:52:45 AM on Friday, January 7, 2011
The fact he hasnt responded to you Guy will be uppermost in my mind when I read what he has to say. I tend to trust people by their actions not their words. "Well done is better than well said". ~Benjamin Franklin
 
G.Griffiths wrote
at 8:11:07 AM on Friday, January 7, 2011
As I am sure councillor Mery will be reading this. I openly ask him whether the council will now pay the people of the "top streets" area of Higher Broughton who were underpaid for their houses the difference between the amounts they received and what they should have received? In the Land tribunal case ACQ/409/2009, the council offered evidence that the "top streets" were equal in value to the streets across Leicester road (something they had previously argued against when negotiating settlements). This evidence was accepted. This means that near the housing market peak of 2006-2007 that settlements in "top streets" should have been around the £90,000 to £100,000 mark. Most settlements were actually around the £40,000 ---£42,000 mark. Despite the fact that some of these people were represented, they clearly received between £40,000 and £50,0000 less than they should have. Given that the council has previously stated that they "cannot (legally) buy or sell a property for more or less than market value" will they now compensate those people. I have asked councillor Merry this question several times in the past year, the last time being November 16th 2010. I have not yet had an answer. This information does not help me as my valuation date was 2009. Over to you John
 
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