Author Topic: Wasting taxpayers money  (Read 1776 times)

Number 6

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 194
  • Not a Number but not a .....
    • View Profile
Wasting taxpayers money
« on: March 27, 2017, 11:44:01 am »
How can such a large amount of money be given to a service that is rated as inadequate for such a poorly defined project ? For several years Ofsted has judged the West Berks children's services as not up to scratch but no significant changes have been made and now this ! Stand back and watch a spending jamboree take place until the money run's out and they all claim it was not their fault (no one ever gets the sack for underperformance at West Berks).

http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/21005/west-berkshire-council-celebrates-2-1m-share-of-11-6m-government-grant.html
Be seeing you ;-)

Number 6

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 194
  • Not a Number but not a .....
    • View Profile
Re: Wasting taxpayers money
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 03:16:26 pm »
Be seeing you ;-)

Number 6

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 194
  • Not a Number but not a .....
    • View Profile
Re: Wasting taxpayers money
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 08:43:18 pm »
And now an absolute muddling of reality. A lack of revenue is not the causative factor for a budgetary overspend. I suggest that they consider the pay rises awarded staff and the associated pension costs may be one factor together with an ever expanding general and out of control overhead. It can not be the provision of actual services as these continue to be in decline. What a complete and utter incompetent shambles of a council this is.

https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/25695/council-overspend-as-adult-social-care-demands-rise.html
Be seeing you ;-)

Old Goat

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 164
    • View Profile
Re: Wasting taxpayers money
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2018, 08:42:12 am »
No one is ever held to account.  Yet we continue to pay vast salaries to people who take no responsibility, bear no risk, and are demonstrably failing to manage even the small amount of work they are left with after austerity cuts and process transfers. Self generated rules protect from removal and why would anyone even consider resignation?  As the saying goes, 'you couldn't make it up'.  Mind,

Fennirry

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Re: Wasting taxpayers money
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2018, 02:42:16 am »
I'm interested in reading this and I should be interested.

Old Goat

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 164
    • View Profile
Re: Wasting taxpayers money
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2018, 11:44:33 am »
Yes, do,you should be, it's your money they are draining away; not even on stuff that has even a minor use, but now apparently just keeping legal pockets bulging.  This last spurt of independent initiative, 'partner planning developments' is supposed to make the town better and more attractive. Turning pigs ears into silk purses; trouble is WBC tend to use the whole sow. 

Number 6

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 194
  • Not a Number but not a .....
    • View Profile
Re: Wasting taxpayers money
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2018, 10:14:10 am »
No mention of contingent liabilities or risk in this report ? One wonders if they really know what they are into with this scheme ?
https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/26206/council-happy-with-2m-return-from-property-portfolio.html
Be seeing you ;-)

Old Goat

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 164
    • View Profile
Re: Wasting taxpayers money
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2018, 09:00:02 pm »
Why shouldn't I think a very small mainly rural Council have significant property development skills?