Lost and found

Now, where is that public consultation that city council planning boss, “Dodgy” David Bishop spent £12k of public money on?

You know, the one that he instigated in to the sale of land on the Railway Path just eight months after mysteriously agreeing to sell the protected public park land to George Ferguson over the telephone?

This consulation was completed months ago by CONsultants but appears to have been lost. It’s almost as if someone’s got something they don’t want us to know isn’t it David?

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6 Responses to Lost and found

  1. We dont have it! says:

    Ah we remember it well. large questionaire on expensive high quality paper, with pre paid reply envelope to return to sender.
    A complete waste as ( as usuall) of public money.
    Honesty being the best policy.We binned it.
    With good reason we might add.
    Our area of coverage is in deepest North Bristol – the questionaire related to the greenbank site which is in excess of 4 miles from our area.
    Not exactly a local consultation we thought at the time. T o hear that it is currently missing seems no surprise.

  2. From what I’ve heard, at the “Stakeholders” meeting where representatives of all the various stakeholder groups who use the path (yeah, I hate the jargon too) were invited to give their opinion on the plans, opposition the the sale was pretty solid, and people weren’t at all happy about the hedge being replaced by George Ferguson’s fucking cycle houses.

    I expect that we’ll all be metaphorically shagged up the arse yet again though.

  3. SteveL says:

    If, as Lizard Watcher says, the stakeholders were all against the steps down to the path, then perhaps the wrong stakeholders were invited. The council will have to have another consultation with more suitable guests. Real stakeholders, like, say, George Ferguson . And Firstbus.

  4. Green Banker says:

    “Representatives of all the various stakeholder groups who use the path” – Oh, it’s so convenient to assume that out there in BS5, there are good souls who hang around the streets, cyclepath, allotment, shops, playgroups, and pubs chatting to a statistically representative sample of people, in an unbiased way. So that, when they are invited to stakeholders meetings they are able to represent local people’s views in a fair and honest way.

    Handy that the Easton section of the cycle path has the lovely DonaQuixota and friends ready to speak their minds on behalf of its users. I trust you all pointed out that labelling a few people people “stakeholders” and collecting their opinions is inadequate and unrepresentative.

    Green custard to all of you.

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