Was it just last week that reader Dona Qixota told us:
So what’s wrong with the Council’s communications department then?
And how much is it costing taxpayers for Brandon Hill Communications to tell us what a brilliant job Safer Bristol are doing on drugs and crime?
Great. The council are now using the Merchant Venturers’ PR firm.
And then yesterday we had this from new blogger on the block, Jones the News, from Original FM :
A community activist from Stokes Croft has attacked current police and council policy on street drinking as a “merry go round”.
And who did Jones contact for a comment?
Original contacted Safer Bristol Partnership, the umbrella organisation for the police and council, but they declined to comment.
Excellent. I wonder how much we’re paying for this incisive, cutting edge, state of the art private sector PR and communications talent?