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Thursday, 4 June 2015

OUR MONEY IN TRANSIT TO ROSS/O'NEILL...THANKS TO OUR COUNCIL

Despite pleas of poverty and demands for more money from C. Government, the Council splurges tens of thousands of pounds on bizarre 'street art' projects organised-or, to remove the money grubbing bit-'curated' by these young poseurs, O'Neill/Ross looking desperately 'cool'.

The Dame had to ask her hipster nephew, Ludo, to decipher their UTTER RUBBISH
It is wrong-morally and financially, for the Council to sponsor this pretentious silliness when front line services are being decimated.


Cool Dudes wasting taxpayer's money
Click to read their nonsense

21 comments:

  1. This particular O'Neil is doubtless unrelated to disgraced, former Labour councillor O'Neil. He's fondly remembered for his unerring ability to extract vast sums of residents' funds from RKBC; for creating public art works. Claiming that due to it's exceptional familiarity with the neighbourhood, RBKC once agreed to hand £250,000 to O'Neil's so-called charity Urban Eye. The money was apparently to decorate an old railway bridge in north Kensington, while avoiding the tedium of a competitive tendering process. The project collapsed only when local residents pointed out that the railway bridge was shortly to be demolished for Crossrail.

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    1. This is incorrect North Ken, if you mean the Ladbroke Grove railway bridge. The bridge has been tarted up at a cost of £250k, most of which was stuffed into O'Neil's pocket. It looks horrible.

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    2. £250k to decorate a railway bridge?? On my taxes?????

      The bridge belongs to TFL.

      What on earth does the Council think that it is doing?

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    3. The Council is spending YOUR money on tat. Again.

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  2. This is trash. How can Cllr Paget-Brown permit this nonsense to continue? He diminishes himself and his leadership.

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    1. Oh, dear... it could not be diminished any more...Or, could it? tell me....

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  3. Unbelievable to think that hard earned Council Tax is being spent on fringe culture - in a City which is a world leader in culture.

    Talk about hubris.........

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  4. George Osborne is drilling down in Whitehall to find savings and build a mean and lean Government machine. Only yesterday he found another £3 billion of waste.

    In the meantime the Tory controlled Borough of Kensington and Chelsea continues with its profligate ways.. Bizarre "street art" projects. The only Civic Opera in the country with £0.5 million declared annual subsidy from Council Tax plus another £0.5 million of undeclared subsidy. Two Mayors, a Bentley and a Jaguar plus three drivers and assorted pomp - all costing another £1 million a year of hard earned Council Tax. The Mayor of oil rich Aberdeen drives around in a Skoda.

    This is stupidity, vanity, hubris and corruption on an industrial scale. Is Paget-Brown blind, ignorant or just mental?

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    1. Waste of the Century. Time for the Tax Payers Alliance to take an interest.

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    2. Campden Hill Resident5 June 2015 at 08:15

      All of this waste is horrendous

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    3. ...stupidity, vanity.... all of the above. sadly.....

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    4. Paget-Brown is Patron-in-Chief of the arts in K&C. Has been for years. On his watch, and with his full backing, In Transit and Opera Holland Park have flourished.

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    5. Opera Holland Park season now in full swing. Peacocks mating to the orchestra sounds. Very noisy sex. PB must be in ecstasy. Silly fellow. If he wants world class Opera he can pop across to Covent Garden for less money. And listen indoors. To world class musicians and singers. World class productions. And sophisticated audience.

      Even the Leader of K&C needs the occasional nudge.

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  5. Angry Resident5 June 2015 at 08:13

    "Design, curate, produce"

    Not on my taxes, please

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    1. I particularly admire the ironic wearing of the Hawaiian shirt. This guy has satire nailed.

      Snake-oil salesman. And Nick PB bought it.

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  6. More evidence of "too many Councillors, too much money to spend, and not enough to do".

    Made worse by overtaxing and £300 million of Council Tax in the bank burning a hole in the pockets of ego driven Cabinet members.

    And Officers defending their headcount created to dream up such nonsense as "unidentified UFOs in Ladbroke Grove".

    If only we had a Labour opposition that could make democracy work

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  7. For a short time we had an excellent Labour opposition; led by one Cllr Emma Dent Coad. She knew the score and was fearless in attacking the Tories over just this sort of attitude. It seems she was a little abrasive with her colleagues. So she had to go. The losers in this are all the residents of the rotten borough.

    On the other hand, with £300 million of residents' funds in the bank, Cllr Paget Brown and his colleagues are always keen to economise on the decent care of the unfortunate. One has not forgotten that RBKC refused to provide an overnight attendant for a former ballet dancer. The old lady was forced to wear nappies. The Tories claim such cruelty is necessary to provide funds for Holland Park Opera and the Bentley etc!

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    1. yes, indeed.... the court case now features in a text book 'Law for social workers'. I somehow think the Cllrs now very much regret not to fund the elderly ballerina... I guess not suitable for the Holland Park Opera.
      as for the Bentley: I understand that it comes with couple liveried flunkies, employed as door openers,etc.. I assume dear Nick is now availing himself of what pooter Cockell put in...

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    2. So what did Dent Code achieve? Holland Park Opera? Basements? Knocking down council houses? Lots of photos in the papers but nothing changed. Blakeman foisted her onto the Labour Group after she stood down and the new Labour councillors got rid of her after a year.

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  8. Even a casual reading of the Council website over a short period of time suggests that K&C Council has become an entertainment organisation with a strong dose of art philanthropy thrown in.

    Absolute bonkers

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