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Economists like to talk balls whilst they waste your money....
Diminutive, bewigged Warwick Lightfoot is no exception. He wants to 'celebrate' wasting £1million of our hard earned tax on a frivolity. Silly little fellow!
Mark Blunden The Standard
Charities for blind people and residents today attacked council bosses for staging a £1 million festival to attract Olympic visitors to Kensington’s “shared space” road.
They claim that Tory-run Kensington and Chelsea council’s plans for its “art, music, science, literature and acrobatic” event in Exhibition Road, home to the Science Museum, is a waste of money.
Blind campaigners said it should have been spent on safety measures for the road, which has no kerbs or traditional road markings after a £29 million refurbishment.( The world's most expensive road)
Jill Allen-King, who designed “tactile” blistered paving for blind people, said: “It’s disgraceful, the council won’t even install a pedestrian crossing.”
The council has also admitted that the “road will be closed for extensive periods” during the nine-day festival which begins on July 28 and will feature music, a “pop-up ballroom”, bars, science shows and parades.
A residents association claims the roadshow will cause “massive noise and nuisance”.
Warwick Lightfoot, the council’s cabinet member for finance, said the event offered “value for money”.( a bit like the road eh,Warwick?)
“We’ve got one of the greatest concentrations of scientific scholarship. We wanted to celebrate the Olympics and show people this part of London( what the hell has this to do with wasting our money)