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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.
Posted by: Simon Hayes
Date/Time: 09/02/24 15:53:00

The Stirling Road site was on the long list of council assets that could be sold off, ostensibly to make up the shortfall for central government funding. Iím not defending the Tories lack of interest in providing sufficient resources for local authorities, but it did give plenty of local politicians a green light to flog off land to developers at very favourable rates. Many of these sites still remain undeveloped, as evidenced in West Ealing.

Thereís no doubt that Ealing mismanaged its finances under Julian Bell. He froze coucil tax for years as a vote buying ploy, but of course the chickens came home to roost eventually and bills have subsequently skyrocketed. People would have accepted a small percentage increase each year (itís done with most things in life), but Bellís mantra that it was a regressive tax ignored the fact that it is a large contributor to funding local services. The biggest mistake Bell made was exposing Ealing taxpayers to the risk of the £400m loan he sanctioned to fund the councilís development business Broadway Living. Ealing is in the top 25 most at risk local authorities for bankruptcy.

Of course, the funding cuts didnít stop the Ealing Labour councillors voting themselves a whopping increase in allowances after the last local election in 2022. Peter Mason pocketed a massive 70 percent increase in his allowance, taking around £70,000 a year. Would it not have been better to put this money back into services?

This hasnít improved engagement with residents not aligned to its policies but Iím sure they must think they are worth it.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Greenford council 'tip'.07/02/24 17:20:00 Tony Heath
   Re:Greenford council 'tip'.07/02/24 17:30:00 N V Brooks
   Re:Greenford council 'tip'.07/02/24 18:54:00 Tony Heath
      Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.07/02/24 19:35:00 Simon Hayes
         Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.07/02/24 23:19:00 Philippa Bond
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.08/02/24 07:31:00 Simon Hayes
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.08/02/24 09:51:00 Philippa Bond
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.08/02/24 13:43:00 Anthony Hawran
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.08/02/24 13:49:00 Rosco White
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.08/02/24 13:57:00 Philippa Bond
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.08/02/24 15:45:00 Philippa Bond
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.08/02/24 15:55:00 Ben Owen
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.08/02/24 16:43:00 Simon Hayes
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.10/02/24 09:33:00 Paul James
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.08/02/24 16:11:00 Anthony Hawran
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.08/02/24 22:20:00 Philippa Bond
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.08/02/24 22:24:00 Philippa Bond
                                       Re:† Ealing Repair Cafe + More08/02/24 22:34:00 Philippa Bond
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.09/02/24 15:24:00 N V Brooks
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.09/02/24 15:53:00 Simon Hayes
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.10/02/24 10:56:00 Philippa Bond
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.10/02/24 11:16:00 N V Brooks
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.10/02/24 19:51:00 Philippa Bond
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.10/02/24 20:08:00 N V Brooks
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.21/02/24 18:33:00 Tony Colliver
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.04/04/24 18:46:00 Val Benjamin
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.12/02/24 18:38:00 Anthony Hawran
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.12/02/24 19:04:00 Anthony Hawran
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.18/02/24 11:46:00 Philippa Bond
                                          Re:Greenford council 'tip'.18/02/24 14:07:00 Philippa Bond
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.18/02/24 18:52:00 N V Brooks
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.18/02/24 23:50:00 Philippa Bond
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.21/02/24 18:38:00 Tony Colliver
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Greenford council 'tip'.21/02/24 19:08:00 N V Brooks
                                                   Re:† Reducing the size of the state25/02/24 12:41:00 Philippa Bond
                                                      Re:Re:† Reducing the size of the state25/02/24 12:44:00 N V Brooks
                                                         Stirling Road set to return04/04/24 08:44:00 Mark Evans
                                                            Re:Stirling Road set to return04/04/24 10:08:00 N V Brooks
                                                               Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return04/04/24 20:37:00 Rosco White
                                                                  Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return04/04/24 20:59:00 N V Brooks
                                                                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return06/04/24 14:14:00 Philippa Bond
                                                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return06/04/24 14:19:00 N V Brooks
                                                                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return06/04/24 16:16:00 Nicholas Beard
                                                                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return06/04/24 21:59:00 Philippa Bond
                                                                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return06/04/24 23:12:00 N V Brooks
                                                                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return06/04/24 23:53:00 Philippa Bond
                                                                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return07/04/24 00:10:00 N V Brooks
                                                                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return09/04/24 18:55:00 Tony Colliver
                                                                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return09/04/24 20:39:00 N V Brooks
                                                                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return09/04/24 19:01:00 Tony Colliver
                                                                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return10/04/24 12:03:00 Philippa Bond
                                                                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return10/04/24 15:57:00 Simon Hayes
                                                                                 Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return11/04/24 00:25:00 Philippa Bond
                                                                                    Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return11/04/24 00:47:00 Philippa Bond
                                                                                    Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return11/04/24 10:00:00 Simon Hayes
                                                                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return11/04/24 16:30:00 Rosco White
                                                                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return11/04/24 18:12:00 Simon Hayes
                                                                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Stirling Road set to return11/04/24 20:59:00 Rosco White

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