'We will not be reckless with grant money'

Essex County Standard: 'We will not be reckless with grant money' 'We will not be reckless with grant money'

FUNDING for community projects will not be given out recklessly, according to a leading Colchester councillor.

The council has set aside £757,000 from its New Homes Bonus kitty to give to community groups.

The money is part of a Government incentive to encourage house building.

But Paul Smith, borough councillor responsible for business, said projects will have to show real promise to be considered for funding.

“We have to look at each item on its own merits.

“We are not committing to spending the whole of the £757,000, we will not be reckless.”

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2:08pm Sat 1 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

The current form of this sad shower must leave the borough in the height of morbid trepidation. Gol.
The current form of this sad shower must leave the borough in the height of morbid trepidation. Gol. stevedawson
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10:40am Sun 2 Feb 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

stevedawson wrote:
The current form of this sad shower must leave the borough in the height of morbid trepidation. Gol.
Although the above quote is quite difficult to digest and understand one as uneducated as myself does not get the meaning Gol?
Funds that are given like this to local agency trusts and groups are generally squandered in over pricing by contractors and team managers, that award themselves lofty bursaries or pay awards.
The local football youth trust that disbanded last year in a whole host of publicity courted remarks of senior management officials paying themselves large fees, while the workers were getting minimum wage for their efforts.
Mr Smith may well eke out the monies however 750k does not go very far these days.
Mr Dawson states these people are a sad shower?
This is a type of remark that is and has been bandied around for some years.
However an organisation as Teflon as one as this Borough charge will court such comments in the wake of the aftermath of last years reporting?
It all depends on collectively what we are going to do about it.
Too many of them in Rowan House are keeping their heads down for the final straight to their pensions!
Jack Edward:
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: The current form of this sad shower must leave the borough in the height of morbid trepidation. Gol.[/p][/quote]Although the above quote is quite difficult to digest and understand one as uneducated as myself does not get the meaning Gol? Funds that are given like this to local agency trusts and groups are generally squandered in over pricing by contractors and team managers, that award themselves lofty bursaries or pay awards. The local football youth trust that disbanded last year in a whole host of publicity courted remarks of senior management officials paying themselves large fees, while the workers were getting minimum wage for their efforts. Mr Smith may well eke out the monies however 750k does not go very far these days. Mr Dawson states these people are a sad shower? This is a type of remark that is and has been bandied around for some years. However an organisation as Teflon as one as this Borough charge will court such comments in the wake of the aftermath of last years reporting? It all depends on collectively what we are going to do about it. Too many of them in Rowan House are keeping their heads down for the final straight to their pensions! Jack Edward: A Very Private Gentleman
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