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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow
Posted by: Colm Costello
Date/Time: 22/04/11 00:28:00

Ben

Good to hear from you. Hope you are not too depressed about the goings on at the emirates. I have tickets to see the man u game, but fear it will be a wasted trip.

As far as the cuts are concerned Ben, we would have started at the top of the organisation, not the bottom as labour have although we would have taken a some of the cuts that Labour have taken, but not needed to sell the assets too. for example, take the albert dane centre. We would most likely have taken that saving, but we would have allowed the voluntary sector take the place over and deliver the services in a way that we probably couldn't.

Labour not only took the revenue saving, the had to close the place for the capital receipt so they can build nice new council offices in acton, greenford and southall.

The impact theatre group who used to operate out of the Hnawell community centre and provide support to some very vulnerable adutls were on the verge of receiving funding from the lottery I think, to do up one of our buildings. All they needed was a new lease from the council. Labour refused because they needed to sell the place for the capital receipt for their new offices.

My colleague Cllr Phil Taylor has done a lot of work on how you can make savings in the library service without closing the smallest ones. See here http://philtaylor.org.uk/?p=4753

Ben, it's not just about where you make the cuts, it is about where you decide to spend money if you decide to spend it at all. Labour are going on a spending spree.

They are spending 3.5m on IT upgrades, on top of the 3m spent last year.

They are spending 8.7m on three new council offices in southall, greenford and acton

1m on shortening the desks in perceval house so they can fit more staff into the place, then I assume move them out again to the new council offices in acton, greenford and southall

They have also spent 1.7m buying a site behind the cinema in Ealing broadway to help the developer there get the cinema started i believe.

They can find the money when they want to Ben if it is for their priorities, but when it is for something the residents want to keep, like the libraries, then it is just not possible.

They are also spending 5m on a car park in Southall. Again Cllr Phil taylor has done a lot of work on his blog on this.

They haven't even got a business plan or traffic study to back this decision up.

Cllr Bell keeps saying the council has to reduce in size and stay smaller. I have my doubts that he means this. I have done a small piece on this on my own blog

http://wwwcolmcostello.blogspot.com/2011/04/smaller-council.html

I hope that goes some way to answering your question. Yes it is difficult for Labour but they are making wrong decisions here and spending on their priorities and not residents


Entire Thread
TopicDate PostedPosted By
Libraries under threat23/03/11 19:26:00 Susan Kelly
   Re:Libraries under threat24/03/11 08:21:00 J Smith
   Re:Libraries under threat24/03/11 08:32:00 Nigel Brooks
      Re:Re:Libraries under threat24/03/11 09:19:00 Phil Taylor
         Re:Re:Re:Libraries under threat24/03/11 12:26:00 Peter Chadburn
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Libraries under threat24/03/11 19:22:00 Nick Jenkins
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Libraries under threat24/03/11 22:41:00 Peter Chadburn
      Re:Re:Libraries under threat25/03/11 15:02:00 John Holt
         Re:Re:Re:Libraries under threat25/03/11 15:52:00 Peter Chadburn
         Re:Re:Re:Libraries under threat25/03/11 17:33:00 Nigel Brooks
            To John.25/03/11 19:20:00 Susan Kelly
               Re:To John.25/03/11 21:01:00 John Holt
                  Re:Re:To John.25/03/11 22:27:00 Nigel Brooks
                     To John.26/03/11 09:49:00 George Knox
                     Re:Re:Re:To John.19/04/11 17:05:00 John Holt
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Libraries under threat08/05/11 10:45:00 Jools Lewis
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Libraries under threat08/05/11 12:37:00 Marc Races
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Libraries under threat08/05/11 12:47:00 Marc Races
   Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions26/03/11 16:23:00 Maggie Tomlinson
      Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions26/03/11 16:32:00 Peter Chadburn
         Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions26/03/11 17:39:00 Maggie Tomlinson
            Re:Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions26/03/11 23:59:00 Peter Chadburn
         Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions27/03/11 22:09:00 Lizzie Saunders, Volunteer Centre Manager
            Re:Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions28/03/11 19:06:00 Luther Brown
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions28/03/11 20:53:00 Peter Chadburn
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions29/03/11 20:37:00 Luther Brown
            Re:Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions29/03/11 09:14:00 Ed Yelland
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions29/03/11 09:27:00 Lizzie Saunders, Volunteer Centre Manager
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions29/03/11 10:04:00 Phil Taylor
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions29/03/11 10:12:00 Ed Yelland
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions29/03/11 10:20:00 Peter Chadburn
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions29/03/11 20:52:00 Luther Brown
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions29/03/11 10:32:00 Peter Chadburn
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions29/03/11 20:53:00 Luther Brown
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Vounteers Cannot Be Used in Labraries Because of Unions29/03/11 20:50:00 Luther Brown
   Northfields Library 11am Saturday 2nd April30/03/11 12:47:00 Phil Taylor
      Re:Northfields Library 11am Saturday 2nd April02/04/11 22:24:00 Phil Taylor
         Re:Re:Northfields Library 11am Saturday 2nd April03/04/11 00:53:00 Peter Chadburn
   Perivale library consultation tonight06/04/11 08:55:00 Phil Taylor
   Hanwell library consultation meeting tonight12/04/11 09:31:00 Phil Taylor
   Northfield library consultation meeting tonight13/04/11 11:56:00 Phil Taylor
      Re:Northfield library consultation meeting tonight13/04/11 13:03:00 Peter Chadburn
         Re:Re:Northfield library consultation meeting tonight16/04/11 14:20:00 Walter Wyeth
            Re:Re:Re:Northfield library consultation meeting tonight16/04/11 14:27:00 Peter Chadburn
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Northfield library consultation meeting tonight16/04/11 14:49:00 Marc Races
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Northfield library consultation meeting tonight19/04/11 11:28:00 Arthur Breens
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Northfield library consultation meeting tonight19/04/11 20:21:00 Marc Races
   Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow20/04/11 22:44:00 Phil Taylor
      Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow20/04/11 22:58:00 Marc Races
         Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow21/04/11 23:17:00 Colm Costello
            Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow21/04/11 23:47:00 Ben Owen
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow22/04/11 00:28:00 Colm Costello
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow22/04/11 09:52:00 Eric Alan Leach
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow22/04/11 11:40:00 Lizzie Saunders, Volunteer Centre Manager
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow22/04/11 12:01:00 Eric Alan Leach
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow22/04/11 12:10:00 Peter Chadburn
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow23/04/11 22:30:00 Lizzie Saunders, Volunteer Centre Manager
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow24/04/11 09:58:00 Ben Owen
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow25/04/11 15:02:00 Marc Races
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow08/05/11 20:27:00 Lizzie Saunders, Volunteer Centre Manager
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow08/05/11 20:32:00 Peter Chadburn
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow08/05/11 20:39:00 Marc Races
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow08/05/11 20:51:00 Peter Chadburn
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Northolt Leisure Centre Library consultation meeting tomorrow08/05/11 22:58:00 Marc Races
   Today is the last day of the libraries consultation03/05/11 13:00:00 Phil Taylor
      Re:Today is the last day of the libraries consultation08/05/11 22:49:00 Lizzie Saunders, Volunteer Centre Manager
         Re:Re:Today is the last day of the libraries consultation08/05/11 23:01:00 Marc Races
            Re:Re:Re:Today is the last day of the libraries consultation09/05/11 10:46:00 Sara Nathan
   3,000 responses!12/05/11 15:43:00 Marc Races
      Re:3,000 responses!13/05/11 08:29:00 Marc Races

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