Tag Archives: Jan Ormondroyd

Ashton Vale, Ashton Gate, new stadium, World Cup, Sainsburys: the battlelines for 2010

With the city’s World Cup bid accepted earlier this week, now might be a useful time to look at what will be happening at the grassroots as we enter 2010. First thing, the phoney war over Sainsburys at the Gate … Continue reading

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LEAKED DOCUMENT: city council leadership – we've done over the vulnerable, now for the wage slaves

You have to laugh … Or you’d probably cry. The city council’s ridiculous “strategic leadership team“, having spent the last 18 months feather-bedding themselves with pay rises of 20% plus; spending £120k on their own offices and “break-out spaces” and … Continue reading

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Democracy suspended by council officers so they can write blank cheque for World Cup

Yes you read that correctly. It’s totally unprecedented but normal democratic procedures at the council have been suspended on the personal orders of unelected Chief Exec Jan Ormondroyd and unelected Wig-Wearer-in-Chief Stephen McNamara in order to force through the city’s … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes! World Cup costs hit £28m

If we are sucsessful and Bristol is a world cup venue there would be some extra costs as there is for any other event like the Harbour festival etc but the costs are comparatively small especially as it would advertise … Continue reading

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£10m World Cup cost shocker!

Let’s briefly cast our minds back to those heady bright days of summer. Especially those July days when local journalists sipped Champagne, at our expense, in the suitably genteel surroundings of the Bristol Marriott while Jan and Simon and Stephen … Continue reading

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The Banksy Balls effect

Despite my, quite frankly, show stopping appearance in – arguably the best book ever – that critically acclaimed seminal work Home Sweet Home by Steve Wright, published by Tangent Books and available here and in all good book shops, I … Continue reading

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Minister Tumblr

The internet’s alive – 160 articles of varying quality based on the same news release and counting – to the Twitter of Bristol East MP Kerry McCarthy being appointed ‘Twitter Tsar’ for the Labour Party’s doomed general election campaign next … Continue reading

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The risky business of democracy …

Leafing through the city council’s Corporate Risk Register (pdf) today musing about maybe getting out a bit more proved to be more interesting than planned. Basically this register is a list of things the council’s doing that could go badly … Continue reading

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Phew!

What a relief for us all. Isn’t it lucky that Bristol City Council employed a new Chief Executive and gave them an inflation busting 30% pay rise just last year? It’s even luckier that this Chief Exec then spent the … Continue reading

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Counting the cost of Brown's Britain (reprise)

40% – pay rise awarded to Bristol City Council’s new Chief Exec, Jan Ormondroyd, for the year 2008-09 – before she had even done any work for Bristol. Ormondroyd’s pay packet is in the region of £180k a year or … Continue reading

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