PBROTRIB SKETCH: You really could not make this up department (self nominated too!)
On the news that Peterborough City Council spent over a £1million renting Travel Lodge Motel rooms..... Spare a thought for poor Joanna Lumley as she presents another self congratulatory non-award to Peterborough City Council 'jolly boys' on the latest of an number of swish all expenses paid nights out, liberally funded by the strapped for cash PCC.
The PCC paid for, entered, and clearly unable to find an independent organisation to nominate it, then astonishingly self nominated (unlike all other entrants) and stumped up public funding for a 'jolly boys' night out at a swish hotel complete with gala dinner, lashings of booze, and a top cabaret, the award presented by Actress Joanna Lumley.
Quite astonishing when you read what the Judges were looking for.
Most of us would feel that we are living in a parallel universe, Just how deluded are these people?
The judges will look at:
- the impact their work has had within the local community?
- what their customers and local community have to say about the council ??????
- what level of expertise the council has within its own teams ??
- what priority the council gives tackling fuel poverty within its current plans ??
WinnerThe winner of this award was:
In 2nd place was Enfield Council
In 3rd place was Bracknell Forest Council
TRIBNOTE: A fraction of the public cost frittered away entering this (and other) non-events could have replaced the dead trees in Bourges Boulevard. Put more policemen on the beat, provided extra meals on wheels, re-introduce evening bus services. Spot the trophy (the PCC effectively paid for) soon in the Town Hall lobby..
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