Trainee Deputy Prime Minister Cllr Rocky Fielding-Mellen made a major faux pas at the Cabinet meeting the other day.So just what is the Council doing with these other high value assets? They are being let to 'developers' who will develop them as luxury homes and rent out for ten years. Why the Council cannot do this uncomplicated refurbishment themselves and capture the huge rent is rather a mystery; the substantial income could have been deployed to refurbish falling apart council housing in Golborne, for example, rather being handed over to greedy developers.
Around and about our borough are numerous school-keepers' and park-keepers' lodges. One such building was squatted for SIX MONTHS before the Council even noticed!
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But what did Rocky do wrong? At the last Cabinet meeting discussions were taking place about two, very close rival bids, to run two ex caretaker houses as luxury homes for 10 years. Rocky suddenly blurted out something to the effect, “as the bids are so close let's hope no one tops the £90,000 bid with one at £90,500”
A furious Pooter shot an angry glance at his trainee saying, “these figures are only in the private papers. Come and see me after, in my study, for a good thrashing, you silly boy!” Tears rolling down his cheeks Rocky said, “ but what about Cllr 'Up Yours' Palmer-he has been telling everybody about Plan B. It's not fair!”