Opposition press for public inquiry over Pow Beck collapse
Last updated at 11:39, Thursday, 14 June 2012
TORY councillors are renewing their call for a fullscale inquiry into what went wrong with the original Whitehaven community sports centre scheme at Pow Beck.
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300K? And the rest Chuck! Copeland Council thinks nothing of paying out a fortune to consultants year after year who produce nothing worthwhile to show for it otherwise they would be splashing the good deeds these experts do all over the whitehaven news. They think nothing of paying off their own hard working staff though. This is where the an enquiry should be concentrated.
Maybe it's time to bring in the local government ombudsman to oversee an inquiry into the mishandling of what has to be viewed as a very small minority interest groups gross inepptitude. Small minority interest group? Why, the council of course.
Never has this level of being out of touch been so demonstrated as a very small minority group of people pushing forward with what the greater majority of people do not want. What is that? The building of a stadium to accomodate a rugby team that has very, very little following within the local community. A rugby team that has gone to the board through lack of generated finances already. A rugby team that has little support locally except, seemiingly, by the local council. What is the matter with these people? Do they think that because this area will vote in a Labour council, no matter how they mess up, they can career 'forward' with whatever hairbrain scheme they wish to? Where is the accountability, where is the sense of responsibility of this small group of irresponsible people?
There again, it will be voted in time and time again so please feel free council, to do whatever you think, no matter how illogical it is.
Has not council leader Woodburn already stated in the local press that one of the assets of the area is WRLFC? Yes, as reported.
Just think people: Â£1.2m spent with nothing to show for it. What could this astronomical figure have bought locally? How could services have been improved with this huge figure? How many council taxes has this used up?
This council has a lot to answer for. There is only one way. Will that ever happen or is the comfort blanket so thick that the helter skelter of irresponsible expenditure (reflect over the last eighteen months) seem endless and bottomless to the group of people who live outwith the current financially stringent times? Next time the movers and shakers in the council announce a cut-back, remember the Â£1.2m.
Ferrets, black puddings and pies, or, what the people of Copeland want, and deserve? Your choice.
Typical burying it under the carpet,remember they spent a couple of million on advisers and feesability studies are the council happy to brush these costs under the carpet,it shows they are frightened of the real cause,infighting,inside interest and self interested persons,i relish the time this council is investigated for wasting public funds.