Anyone see this in today’s Cancer?
Projects in the first phase of the council’s citywide Primary Review are facing pressures because of rising costs and falling income.
Kate Campion, the council’s service director for schools, said the council had been counting on using £16m from land sales towards the funding, but this was likely to be £3.5m short.
Surely this can’t be the same Bristol City Council that runs the Development Control (South and East) Committee, which on Wednesday waived a £700,000 payment to the council specifically for educational facilities in the Easton area from developers Square Peg so they could proceed unimpeded with their controversial “sustainable development”?
Mathematicians will note that’s one fifth of their current budget shortfall Bristol City Council have declined to claim without good reason.
Meanwhile Tory education spokesman John Goulandris has been fronting our politicians’ latest pisspoor PR efforts to create some faux-concern over their latest education cock-up..
We’re also told in the Cancer, “[Goulandris] proposed an all-party working group to tackle the problem, which emerged when the minority Labour group was in control and is proving tricky for the new Lib Dem administration to solve. His motion to the full council was passed unanimously this week.”
Presumably nobody bothered telling that other existing all-party working group, the Development Control (South and East) Committee about this all-party effort to focus on our kids’ education then?
They really take us for fools don’t they?