Blackburn with Darwen Council chiefs scoop £100k pay per year

Blackburn with Darwen Council chiefs scoop £100k pay per year

Blackburn with Darwen Council chiefs scoop £100k pay per year

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Local government reporter

TWENTY five executives working for Lancashire County Council and Blackburn with Darwen Councils received a total of more than £100,000 in pay and pensions contributions in 2012/2013, a new analysis reveals.

They included two of the UK’s biggest bills, according to figures released by the Taxpayers Ailliance (TPA) today.

Blackburn with Darwen defended the salaries of its top staff.

Included in the figures were payments for its former director of children’s services and education Gladys Rhodes-White, who left in November 2012, and former One Connect boss David McElhinney, who was paid by the county council.

Mrs Rhodes-White’s payment of £375,000 included an exceptional pension contribution of £263,000 to plug a hole in her superannuation package.

Mr McElhinney received £286,531 from Lancashire County Council, down from £324,567 in 2011/2012.

He has now left its employ and his payments are subject to a county hall and police investigation following the termination of the borough and county councils’ joint venture.

Both payments are dwarfed by top earner David Crawford, social care boss at Glasgow City Council, who took home £486,000.

The Alliance’s ‘Town Hall Rich List 2014’ found nationwide 2,181 council employees received more than £100,000 in 2012/2013 compared to 2,295 the previous year.

Lancashire County Council, which delivers services to 12 boroughs, had 13 executives on £100,000 plus .

Blackburn with Darwen had 12, including paying the head of the Regenerate Pennine Lancashire consortium Steve Tingle.

Its public health director Dominic Harrison was transferred at his NHS salary of £110,000 a year.

Burnley, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Rossendale and Pendle paid only their chief executives above £100,000.

TPA chief executive Jonathan Isaby said: "Sadly, too many local authorities are still increasing the number of highly paid staff on their payroll.”

A Blackburn with Darwen spokesman said: “Over the last four years, we have reduced the number of senior managers significantly and in a recent restructure we cut two more directors’ posts.”

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6:09pm Tue 5 Aug 14

shytalk says...

Think it's time they were brought before the courts
Think it's time they were brought before the courts shytalk
  • Score: 31

6:37pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Eric Shawn says...

Cut backs ? cut from the top. Fewer redundancies . . . bigger savings. . . . and no one will notice they have gone !
Cut backs ? cut from the top. Fewer redundancies . . . bigger savings. . . . and no one will notice they have gone ! Eric Shawn
  • Score: 37

6:47pm Tue 5 Aug 14

abetterblackburn says...

Conservative, New Labour, Liberal and whatever other political party they gather their living from. They all think they’re worth it?

Such a pity The Labour Party was taken over by Tony Blair’s New Labour Party. The same leaders of which are still there pretending to be Labour. Such a pity we no longer have a creditable political party to vote for. Just what is the difference between any of them?
Conservative, New Labour, Liberal and whatever other political party they gather their living from. They all think they’re worth it? Such a pity The Labour Party was taken over by Tony Blair’s New Labour Party. The same leaders of which are still there pretending to be Labour. Such a pity we no longer have a creditable political party to vote for. Just what is the difference between any of them? abetterblackburn
  • Score: 34

7:32pm Tue 5 Aug 14

glossopkid says...

shytalk wrote:
Think it's time they were brought before the courts
Well said!!!
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: Think it's time they were brought before the courts[/p][/quote]Well said!!! glossopkid
  • Score: 21

8:01pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Yorkshire Dave from gods county says...

I've worked for Leeds council as a gardener for the last 15 years and I still cant get my head around why you need managers to manage managers
I've worked for Leeds council as a gardener for the last 15 years and I still cant get my head around why you need managers to manage managers Yorkshire Dave from gods county
  • Score: 28

8:19pm Tue 5 Aug 14

mrdd186 says...

Mrs Rhodes-White’s payment of £375,000 included an exceptional pension contribution of £263,000 to plug a hole in her superannuation package.
just over a 1/4 of a million pound for a hole in her pension. what a joke so that is why they cut front line services.
Mrs Rhodes-White’s payment of £375,000 included an exceptional pension contribution of £263,000 to plug a hole in her superannuation package. just over a 1/4 of a million pound for a hole in her pension. what a joke so that is why they cut front line services. mrdd186
  • Score: 31

9:10pm Tue 5 Aug 14

The Seagull has landed says...

I'm sure they've earner every penny of it.
I'm sure they've earner every penny of it. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 2

9:10pm Tue 5 Aug 14

ConcernedOssy says...

glossopkid wrote:
shytalk wrote:
Think it's time they were brought before the courts
Well said!!!
Very well said !! Couldn't put it better myself hope the court list isn't too long and they get what they really deserve soon.
[quote][p][bold]glossopkid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: Think it's time they were brought before the courts[/p][/quote]Well said!!![/p][/quote]Very well said !! Couldn't put it better myself hope the court list isn't too long and they get what they really deserve soon. ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 13

9:11pm Tue 5 Aug 14

woolywords says...

+£100k pay per year, how nice..
When under their watch, children within this Borough were declared, by an outside organisation, malnourished.
...
As ever, as was shown with the bailouts of the banks, these utterly uncaring people, bail out, when it suits them, the most.
...
When people leave a job because it doesn't pay enough to feed their families, the Gov't steps in and says.. Sanctions!
Why is that, the totally gross, bottom feeders of life, escape, when the going is good, with outrageous fortunes, as those that they leave behind whom they were supposed to care for, on my behalf, to starve?
...
Retired, at what age?
As they whom they are supposed to have served, soldier on, until they drop, of old age?
What kind of sick fantasy has this Labour governance of Blackburn with Darwen left us with?
Where we pay for, perfectly fit peoples, obscene amounts of money for years, so that the many with this Borough, near beg for an handout!
...
Councillors cannot evade this...of all parties.
By collusion, you did not raise this spectre before your electorate!
You dirty, rotten bastards!
As you see them, fill their pockets, you let children within this Borough go without free school meals, to fill the pensions of the twisted few.
You dirty, rotten scoundrels.
Sacked lots of street-sweepers, closed nursing homes, raised parking charges and fines..
How dare you?
Raised business rates and charges to the point that, they don't want to come here..
...
Shout what you like, am going to raise a storm of hate against you, just for this one action..
I'd sooner see a Muslin flag raised over the Town Hall, than trust any single one of you, ever again!
Your complete and utter betrayal of those whom placed in you, their trust, is now, self evident.
...
LABOUR?
I'll personally shoot the next one that gets elected in this town!
No matter the race,creed nor colour.
You have done nothing but feather your own nests, at the expense of those whom you are supposed, and claimed, to represent.
When you gained office, your worth was?
And now?
Through whatever means..
...
I'd sooner take the hand of the next **** in this town, than trust the words of you disgusting people..
Complete and utter betrayal of all that we people of Blackburn wanted..
...
I want you to say, Keir Hardie, 3 times, into a mirror, before you go to bed tonight..
So that you will know that gfhost...
Oh wait, there is no 'f' in ghost..
There is, when I invoke and spell it!
+£100k pay per year, how nice.. When under their watch, children within this Borough were declared, by an outside organisation, malnourished. ... As ever, as was shown with the bailouts of the banks, these utterly uncaring people, bail out, when it suits them, the most. ... When people leave a job because it doesn't pay enough to feed their families, the Gov't steps in and says.. Sanctions! Why is that, the totally gross, bottom feeders of life, escape, when the going is good, with outrageous fortunes, as those that they leave behind whom they were supposed to care for, on my behalf, to starve? ... Retired, at what age? As they whom they are supposed to have served, soldier on, until they drop, of old age? What kind of sick fantasy has this Labour governance of Blackburn with Darwen left us with? Where we pay for, perfectly fit peoples, obscene amounts of money for years, so that the many with this Borough, near beg for an handout! ... Councillors cannot evade this...of all parties. By collusion, you did not raise this spectre before your electorate! You dirty, rotten bastards! As you see them, fill their pockets, you let children within this Borough go without free school meals, to fill the pensions of the twisted few. You dirty, rotten scoundrels. Sacked lots of street-sweepers, closed nursing homes, raised parking charges and fines.. How dare you? Raised business rates and charges to the point that, they don't want to come here.. ... Shout what you like, am going to raise a storm of hate against you, just for this one action.. I'd sooner see a Muslin flag raised over the Town Hall, than trust any single one of you, ever again! Your complete and utter betrayal of those whom placed in you, their trust, is now, self evident. ... LABOUR? I'll personally shoot the next one that gets elected in this town! No matter the race,creed nor colour. You have done nothing but feather your own nests, at the expense of those whom you are supposed, and claimed, to represent. When you gained office, your worth was? And now? Through whatever means.. ... I'd sooner take the hand of the next **** in this town, than trust the words of you disgusting people.. Complete and utter betrayal of all that we people of Blackburn wanted.. ... I want you to say, Keir Hardie, 3 times, into a mirror, before you go to bed tonight.. So that you will know that gfhost... Oh wait, there is no 'f' in ghost.. There is, when I invoke and spell it! woolywords
  • Score: 5

9:11pm Tue 5 Aug 14

ConcernedOssy says...

The Seagull has landed wrote:
I'm sure they've earner every penny of it.
Bet you do LOL !!!
[quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: I'm sure they've earner every penny of it.[/p][/quote]Bet you do LOL !!! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 10

9:33pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Paul The Octopus Lives! says...

woolywords wrote:
+£100k pay per year, how nice.. When under their watch, children within this Borough were declared, by an outside organisation, malnourished. ... As ever, as was shown with the bailouts of the banks, these utterly uncaring people, bail out, when it suits them, the most. ... When people leave a job because it doesn't pay enough to feed their families, the Gov't steps in and says.. Sanctions! Why is that, the totally gross, bottom feeders of life, escape, when the going is good, with outrageous fortunes, as those that they leave behind whom they were supposed to care for, on my behalf, to starve? ... Retired, at what age? As they whom they are supposed to have served, soldier on, until they drop, of old age? What kind of sick fantasy has this Labour governance of Blackburn with Darwen left us with? Where we pay for, perfectly fit peoples, obscene amounts of money for years, so that the many with this Borough, near beg for an handout! ... Councillors cannot evade this...of all parties. By collusion, you did not raise this spectre before your electorate! You dirty, rotten bastards! As you see them, fill their pockets, you let children within this Borough go without free school meals, to fill the pensions of the twisted few. You dirty, rotten scoundrels. Sacked lots of street-sweepers, closed nursing homes, raised parking charges and fines.. How dare you? Raised business rates and charges to the point that, they don't want to come here.. ... Shout what you like, am going to raise a storm of hate against you, just for this one action.. I'd sooner see a Muslin flag raised over the Town Hall, than trust any single one of you, ever again! Your complete and utter betrayal of those whom placed in you, their trust, is now, self evident. ... LABOUR? I'll personally shoot the next one that gets elected in this town! No matter the race,creed nor colour. You have done nothing but feather your own nests, at the expense of those whom you are supposed, and claimed, to represent. When you gained office, your worth was? And now? Through whatever means.. ... I'd sooner take the hand of the next **** in this town, than trust the words of you disgusting people.. Complete and utter betrayal of all that we people of Blackburn wanted.. ... I want you to say, Keir Hardie, 3 times, into a mirror, before you go to bed tonight.. So that you will know that gfhost... Oh wait, there is no 'f' in ghost.. There is, when I invoke and spell it!
Fetch the trolley - Mr Wollywords is due his pills!
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: +£100k pay per year, how nice.. When under their watch, children within this Borough were declared, by an outside organisation, malnourished. ... As ever, as was shown with the bailouts of the banks, these utterly uncaring people, bail out, when it suits them, the most. ... When people leave a job because it doesn't pay enough to feed their families, the Gov't steps in and says.. Sanctions! Why is that, the totally gross, bottom feeders of life, escape, when the going is good, with outrageous fortunes, as those that they leave behind whom they were supposed to care for, on my behalf, to starve? ... Retired, at what age? As they whom they are supposed to have served, soldier on, until they drop, of old age? What kind of sick fantasy has this Labour governance of Blackburn with Darwen left us with? Where we pay for, perfectly fit peoples, obscene amounts of money for years, so that the many with this Borough, near beg for an handout! ... Councillors cannot evade this...of all parties. By collusion, you did not raise this spectre before your electorate! You dirty, rotten bastards! As you see them, fill their pockets, you let children within this Borough go without free school meals, to fill the pensions of the twisted few. You dirty, rotten scoundrels. Sacked lots of street-sweepers, closed nursing homes, raised parking charges and fines.. How dare you? Raised business rates and charges to the point that, they don't want to come here.. ... Shout what you like, am going to raise a storm of hate against you, just for this one action.. I'd sooner see a Muslin flag raised over the Town Hall, than trust any single one of you, ever again! Your complete and utter betrayal of those whom placed in you, their trust, is now, self evident. ... LABOUR? I'll personally shoot the next one that gets elected in this town! No matter the race,creed nor colour. You have done nothing but feather your own nests, at the expense of those whom you are supposed, and claimed, to represent. When you gained office, your worth was? And now? Through whatever means.. ... I'd sooner take the hand of the next **** in this town, than trust the words of you disgusting people.. Complete and utter betrayal of all that we people of Blackburn wanted.. ... I want you to say, Keir Hardie, 3 times, into a mirror, before you go to bed tonight.. So that you will know that gfhost... Oh wait, there is no 'f' in ghost.. There is, when I invoke and spell it![/p][/quote]Fetch the trolley - Mr Wollywords is due his pills! Paul The Octopus Lives!
  • Score: 7

9:43pm Tue 5 Aug 14

fireonthemountain says...

woolywords - an excellent post - well done mate .

Now , to digress for a moment . To the person who voted wooly down .

Why exactly did you vote him down ? Explain or be known as a coward .

Anyway , to continue .

100 k a year - £2000 a week .
And doubtless expenses and pension schemes !!

For doing what ?

Getting up at the crack of dawn and using muscle to handle revolting stuff ? - That's what binmen do .

Working shifts to cover 24/7 ? That's what the Emergency Services do .

No .

You sit in your Ivory Towers (I've said that before) thinking up new ways of destroying the communities , taxing the small businessman out of existance , switching off Motorway Lights in the name of Green Economy , which kills people , (not that you care) - while holding meetings to discuss what colour should your new office carpets be .

I loath and detest you all .

Yet again I say .

PATHETIC .
woolywords - an excellent post - well done mate . Now , to digress for a moment . To the person who voted wooly down . Why exactly did you vote him down ? Explain or be known as a coward . Anyway , to continue . 100 k a year - £2000 a week . And doubtless expenses and pension schemes !! For doing what ? Getting up at the crack of dawn and using muscle to handle revolting stuff ? - That's what binmen do . Working shifts to cover 24/7 ? That's what the Emergency Services do . No . You sit in your Ivory Towers (I've said that before) thinking up new ways of destroying the communities , taxing the small businessman out of existance , switching off Motorway Lights in the name of Green Economy , which kills people , (not that you care) - while holding meetings to discuss what colour should your new office carpets be . I loath and detest you all . Yet again I say . PATHETIC . fireonthemountain
  • Score: 30

9:52pm Tue 5 Aug 14

HarryBosch says...

The prime minister is on a salary of £142,000 a year which IMHO is twice as much as it needs to be so how on earth does anybody working at LCC think that they are worth double that? These figures are obscene! We need to get shut of these drains on the public purse and fill the posts with people who are prepared to do the job for a reasonable salary. This has gone too far now. The ordinary Joe is living hand to mouth while these fat catsuit take all the cream. Enough is enough. Time for a good clear out and a new way of thinking.
The prime minister is on a salary of £142,000 a year which IMHO is twice as much as it needs to be so how on earth does anybody working at LCC think that they are worth double that? These figures are obscene! We need to get shut of these drains on the public purse and fill the posts with people who are prepared to do the job for a reasonable salary. This has gone too far now. The ordinary Joe is living hand to mouth while these fat catsuit take all the cream. Enough is enough. Time for a good clear out and a new way of thinking. HarryBosch
  • Score: 31

10:00pm Tue 5 Aug 14

glossopkid says...

HarryBosch wrote:
The prime minister is on a salary of £142,000 a year which IMHO is twice as much as it needs to be so how on earth does anybody working at LCC think that they are worth double that? These figures are obscene! We need to get shut of these drains on the public purse and fill the posts with people who are prepared to do the job for a reasonable salary. This has gone too far now. The ordinary Joe is living hand to mouth while these fat catsuit take all the cream. Enough is enough. Time for a good clear out and a new way of thinking.
LCC don't care when they slash frontline staff, look at the services for vulnerable. Ohhhh and don't get me started on the disabled !
I've always have said n I'm saying it again " YOUR PATHETIC ".
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: The prime minister is on a salary of £142,000 a year which IMHO is twice as much as it needs to be so how on earth does anybody working at LCC think that they are worth double that? These figures are obscene! We need to get shut of these drains on the public purse and fill the posts with people who are prepared to do the job for a reasonable salary. This has gone too far now. The ordinary Joe is living hand to mouth while these fat catsuit take all the cream. Enough is enough. Time for a good clear out and a new way of thinking.[/p][/quote]LCC don't care when they slash frontline staff, look at the services for vulnerable. Ohhhh and don't get me started on the disabled ! I've always have said n I'm saying it again " YOUR PATHETIC ". glossopkid
  • Score: 21

10:21pm Tue 5 Aug 14

ste.g says...

common purpose in action
common purpose in action ste.g
  • Score: 9

10:22pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Joepublicspeaking says...

There is no reference in this article as to what were the legal requirements re redundancy pay and pension contributions regarding these folk. If the officers chose not to take up alternative posts then surely there were no legal requirements to make pay outs at these levels? It exposes their commitment to delivering cost effective services to the most vulnerable in our community, when front line services are reduced at the same time that these payments are being made.The article doesn't state how long the recipients of the payments took to land their next jobs. Come on LT -no doubt you know more than you publish. Tell the whole story or don't bother at all.
There is no reference in this article as to what were the legal requirements re redundancy pay and pension contributions regarding these folk. If the officers chose not to take up alternative posts then surely there were no legal requirements to make pay outs at these levels? It exposes their commitment to delivering cost effective services to the most vulnerable in our community, when front line services are reduced at the same time that these payments are being made.The article doesn't state how long the recipients of the payments took to land their next jobs. Come on LT -no doubt you know more than you publish. Tell the whole story or don't bother at all. Joepublicspeaking
  • Score: 12

10:43pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Joepublicspeaking says...

Paul The Octopus Lives! wrote:
woolywords wrote:
+£100k pay per year, how nice.. When under their watch, children within this Borough were declared, by an outside organisation, malnourished. ... As ever, as was shown with the bailouts of the banks, these utterly uncaring people, bail out, when it suits them, the most. ... When people leave a job because it doesn't pay enough to feed their families, the Gov't steps in and says.. Sanctions! Why is that, the totally gross, bottom feeders of life, escape, when the going is good, with outrageous fortunes, as those that they leave behind whom they were supposed to care for, on my behalf, to starve? ... Retired, at what age? As they whom they are supposed to have served, soldier on, until they drop, of old age? What kind of sick fantasy has this Labour governance of Blackburn with Darwen left us with? Where we pay for, perfectly fit peoples, obscene amounts of money for years, so that the many with this Borough, near beg for an handout! ... Councillors cannot evade this...of all parties. By collusion, you did not raise this spectre before your electorate! You dirty, rotten bastards! As you see them, fill their pockets, you let children within this Borough go without free school meals, to fill the pensions of the twisted few. You dirty, rotten scoundrels. Sacked lots of street-sweepers, closed nursing homes, raised parking charges and fines.. How dare you? Raised business rates and charges to the point that, they don't want to come here.. ... Shout what you like, am going to raise a storm of hate against you, just for this one action.. I'd sooner see a Muslin flag raised over the Town Hall, than trust any single one of you, ever again! Your complete and utter betrayal of those whom placed in you, their trust, is now, self evident. ... LABOUR? I'll personally shoot the next one that gets elected in this town! No matter the race,creed nor colour. You have done nothing but feather your own nests, at the expense of those whom you are supposed, and claimed, to represent. When you gained office, your worth was? And now? Through whatever means.. ... I'd sooner take the hand of the next **** in this town, than trust the words of you disgusting people.. Complete and utter betrayal of all that we people of Blackburn wanted.. ... I want you to say, Keir Hardie, 3 times, into a mirror, before you go to bed tonight.. So that you will know that gfhost... Oh wait, there is no 'f' in ghost.. There is, when I invoke and spell it!
Fetch the trolley - Mr Wollywords is due his pills!
On the other hand it could be non- political but personal choice to both maximise income yet be in public service:

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[quote][p][bold]Paul The Octopus Lives![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: +£100k pay per year, how nice.. When under their watch, children within this Borough were declared, by an outside organisation, malnourished. ... As ever, as was shown with the bailouts of the banks, these utterly uncaring people, bail out, when it suits them, the most. ... When people leave a job because it doesn't pay enough to feed their families, the Gov't steps in and says.. Sanctions! Why is that, the totally gross, bottom feeders of life, escape, when the going is good, with outrageous fortunes, as those that they leave behind whom they were supposed to care for, on my behalf, to starve? ... Retired, at what age? As they whom they are supposed to have served, soldier on, until they drop, of old age? What kind of sick fantasy has this Labour governance of Blackburn with Darwen left us with? Where we pay for, perfectly fit peoples, obscene amounts of money for years, so that the many with this Borough, near beg for an handout! ... Councillors cannot evade this...of all parties. By collusion, you did not raise this spectre before your electorate! You dirty, rotten bastards! As you see them, fill their pockets, you let children within this Borough go without free school meals, to fill the pensions of the twisted few. You dirty, rotten scoundrels. Sacked lots of street-sweepers, closed nursing homes, raised parking charges and fines.. How dare you? Raised business rates and charges to the point that, they don't want to come here.. ... Shout what you like, am going to raise a storm of hate against you, just for this one action.. I'd sooner see a Muslin flag raised over the Town Hall, than trust any single one of you, ever again! Your complete and utter betrayal of those whom placed in you, their trust, is now, self evident. ... LABOUR? I'll personally shoot the next one that gets elected in this town! No matter the race,creed nor colour. You have done nothing but feather your own nests, at the expense of those whom you are supposed, and claimed, to represent. When you gained office, your worth was? And now? Through whatever means.. ... I'd sooner take the hand of the next **** in this town, than trust the words of you disgusting people.. Complete and utter betrayal of all that we people of Blackburn wanted.. ... I want you to say, Keir Hardie, 3 times, into a mirror, before you go to bed tonight.. So that you will know that gfhost... Oh wait, there is no 'f' in ghost.. There is, when I invoke and spell it![/p][/quote]Fetch the trolley - Mr Wollywords is due his pills![/p][/quote]On the other hand it could be non- political but personal choice to both maximise income yet be in public service: http://rochdaleonlin e.co.uk/news-feature s/article/81315/inte rim-director-of-chil drens-services-allow ed-to-avoid-thousand s-of-pounds-in-tax-b y-rochdale-council Joepublicspeaking
  • Score: 4

10:58pm Tue 5 Aug 14

ptw123 says...

IMHO Gladys RW is a great loss to BwD as shown by the number of councils that have sought her expertise since she was forced out of Blackburn. A caring and thoroughly professional woman whose only motivation was the care and safety of young people within the Borough. She is totally committed to the well being of young people within the Borough even though she is no longer in employment here, she still works and volunteers tirelessly for a young people's charity for Blackburn. Wake up Blackburn and stop losing the quality professionals that we need in the Borough just to save a few quid or because they dont fit in with your views.
IMHO Gladys RW is a great loss to BwD as shown by the number of councils that have sought her expertise since she was forced out of Blackburn. A caring and thoroughly professional woman whose only motivation was the care and safety of young people within the Borough. She is totally committed to the well being of young people within the Borough even though she is no longer in employment here, she still works and volunteers tirelessly for a young people's charity for Blackburn. Wake up Blackburn and stop losing the quality professionals that we need in the Borough just to save a few quid or because they dont fit in with your views. ptw123
  • Score: -16

11:08pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Cimbri says...

you thickwits gave Wooly, minus 3, and 'fetch the trolley?
Now I know this town is shafted..
Way to go sheeps..

anyone a Labour voter?

careful how you answer, wooly is on a mission..

So you are OK with obscene amounts of payouts, being paid to your sacked people, for years and years..are you?

You get a lot of money, when you are sacked in Blackburn, do you?
Enough for you to retire?
For the bus fare, to Penny St, Jobcentre?
Or none of the above?
...
100k pension...
that's about £120 per week..
You happy with that?
As their only in their early 50's?
Not true retirement age...
...
I'll give them stress, to the point of suicide..
slit your throat, neck or femoral artery..
Slice the inside of your right thigh,
as people that you were supposed to care for, starve.
...
Can I watch?
As you raise your right leg in the bath..
Slice the inside of your leg, deep into,
as you utter, Sorry?
as that deep vein lets loose,
the last of your life.
...
shame you can't make black pudding, from councillors.
you thickwits gave Wooly, minus 3, and 'fetch the trolley? Now I know this town is shafted.. Way to go sheeps.. anyone a Labour voter? careful how you answer, wooly is on a mission.. So you are OK with obscene amounts of payouts, being paid to your sacked people, for years and years..are you? You get a lot of money, when you are sacked in Blackburn, do you? Enough for you to retire? For the bus fare, to Penny St, Jobcentre? Or none of the above? ... 100k pension... that's about £120 per week.. You happy with that? As their only in their early 50's? Not true retirement age... ... I'll give them stress, to the point of suicide.. slit your throat, neck or femoral artery.. Slice the inside of your right thigh, as people that you were supposed to care for, starve. ... Can I watch? As you raise your right leg in the bath.. Slice the inside of your leg, deep into, as you utter, Sorry? as that deep vein lets loose, the last of your life. ... shame you can't make black pudding, from councillors. Cimbri
  • Score: 7

11:38pm Tue 5 Aug 14

woolywords says...

Jesus H. Jew on a stick, Cimbri, enough..
...
I invited you here to watch, not bite them.
...
People of Blackburn are, what they are.
They had a Minister of Transport, that couldn't drive.
Then Jack Straw..
Need I say more?
...
Am lost for words here...
Jesus H. Jew on a stick, Cimbri, enough.. ... I invited you here to watch, not bite them. ... People of Blackburn are, what they are. They had a Minister of Transport, that couldn't drive. Then Jack Straw.. Need I say more? ... Am lost for words here... woolywords
  • Score: 7

3:44am Wed 6 Aug 14

CorkyMac says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
woolywords - an excellent post - well done mate .

Now , to digress for a moment . To the person who voted wooly down .

Why exactly did you vote him down ? Explain or be known as a coward .

Anyway , to continue .

100 k a year - £2000 a week .
And doubtless expenses and pension schemes !!

For doing what ?

Getting up at the crack of dawn and using muscle to handle revolting stuff ? - That's what binmen do .

Working shifts to cover 24/7 ? That's what the Emergency Services do .

No .

You sit in your Ivory Towers (I've said that before) thinking up new ways of destroying the communities , taxing the small businessman out of existance , switching off Motorway Lights in the name of Green Economy , which kills people , (not that you care) - while holding meetings to discuss what colour should your new office carpets be .

I loath and detest you all .

Yet again I say .

PATHETIC .
Exactly Fireonthemountain...
.PATHETIC.

I'm of the same opinion as yourself and Woolywords.
This bloody Labour council have killed this town and took good money for doing so.
Get these clowns out at the next elections, they're parasites and wasters of tax payers money. Paying such salaries whilst the cemeteries overgrow, the town centre goes from bad to worse, area's that haven't had their grass cut for ages and so on. The town Is an embarrassment, It's become scruffy and an eyesore, even with the millions they've wasted trying to Improve things.
GET LABOUR OUT NOW, before It's too late.
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: woolywords - an excellent post - well done mate . Now , to digress for a moment . To the person who voted wooly down . Why exactly did you vote him down ? Explain or be known as a coward . Anyway , to continue . 100 k a year - £2000 a week . And doubtless expenses and pension schemes !! For doing what ? Getting up at the crack of dawn and using muscle to handle revolting stuff ? - That's what binmen do . Working shifts to cover 24/7 ? That's what the Emergency Services do . No . You sit in your Ivory Towers (I've said that before) thinking up new ways of destroying the communities , taxing the small businessman out of existance , switching off Motorway Lights in the name of Green Economy , which kills people , (not that you care) - while holding meetings to discuss what colour should your new office carpets be . I loath and detest you all . Yet again I say . PATHETIC .[/p][/quote]Exactly Fireonthemountain... .PATHETIC. I'm of the same opinion as yourself and Woolywords. This bloody Labour council have killed this town and took good money for doing so. Get these clowns out at the next elections, they're parasites and wasters of tax payers money. Paying such salaries whilst the cemeteries overgrow, the town centre goes from bad to worse, area's that haven't had their grass cut for ages and so on. The town Is an embarrassment, It's become scruffy and an eyesore, even with the millions they've wasted trying to Improve things. GET LABOUR OUT NOW, before It's too late. CorkyMac
  • Score: 18

5:36am Wed 6 Aug 14

watergirl says...

ptw123 wrote:
IMHO Gladys RW is a great loss to BwD as shown by the number of councils that have sought her expertise since she was forced out of Blackburn. A caring and thoroughly professional woman whose only motivation was the care and safety of young people within the Borough. She is totally committed to the well being of young people within the Borough even though she is no longer in employment here, she still works and volunteers tirelessly for a young people's charity for Blackburn. Wake up Blackburn and stop losing the quality professionals that we need in the Borough just to save a few quid or because they dont fit in with your views.
I remember Gladys from almost 30 years ago. She was one of the most caring people in social sevises
[quote][p][bold]ptw123[/bold] wrote: IMHO Gladys RW is a great loss to BwD as shown by the number of councils that have sought her expertise since she was forced out of Blackburn. A caring and thoroughly professional woman whose only motivation was the care and safety of young people within the Borough. She is totally committed to the well being of young people within the Borough even though she is no longer in employment here, she still works and volunteers tirelessly for a young people's charity for Blackburn. Wake up Blackburn and stop losing the quality professionals that we need in the Borough just to save a few quid or because they dont fit in with your views.[/p][/quote]I remember Gladys from almost 30 years ago. She was one of the most caring people in social sevises watergirl
  • Score: -3

9:20am Wed 6 Aug 14

The old faithfull says...

woolywords wrote:
+£100k pay per year, how nice..
When under their watch, children within this Borough were declared, by an outside organisation, malnourished.
...
As ever, as was shown with the bailouts of the banks, these utterly uncaring people, bail out, when it suits them, the most.
...
When people leave a job because it doesn't pay enough to feed their families, the Gov't steps in and says.. Sanctions!
Why is that, the totally gross, bottom feeders of life, escape, when the going is good, with outrageous fortunes, as those that they leave behind whom they were supposed to care for, on my behalf, to starve?
...
Retired, at what age?
As they whom they are supposed to have served, soldier on, until they drop, of old age?
What kind of sick fantasy has this Labour governance of Blackburn with Darwen left us with?
Where we pay for, perfectly fit peoples, obscene amounts of money for years, so that the many with this Borough, near beg for an handout!
...
Councillors cannot evade this...of all parties.
By collusion, you did not raise this spectre before your electorate!
You dirty, rotten bastards!
As you see them, fill their pockets, you let children within this Borough go without free school meals, to fill the pensions of the twisted few.
You dirty, rotten scoundrels.
Sacked lots of street-sweepers, closed nursing homes, raised parking charges and fines..
How dare you?
Raised business rates and charges to the point that, they don't want to come here..
...
Shout what you like, am going to raise a storm of hate against you, just for this one action..
I'd sooner see a Muslin flag raised over the Town Hall, than trust any single one of you, ever again!
Your complete and utter betrayal of those whom placed in you, their trust, is now, self evident.
...
LABOUR?
I'll personally shoot the next one that gets elected in this town!
No matter the race,creed nor colour.
You have done nothing but feather your own nests, at the expense of those whom you are supposed, and claimed, to represent.
When you gained office, your worth was?
And now?
Through whatever means..
...
I'd sooner take the hand of the next **** in this town, than trust the words of you disgusting people..
Complete and utter betrayal of all that we people of Blackburn wanted..
...
I want you to say, Keir Hardie, 3 times, into a mirror, before you go to bed tonight..
So that you will know that gfhost...
Oh wait, there is no 'f' in ghost..
There is, when I invoke and spell it!
kalm down woolywords, katm down , kalm down.
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: +£100k pay per year, how nice.. When under their watch, children within this Borough were declared, by an outside organisation, malnourished. ... As ever, as was shown with the bailouts of the banks, these utterly uncaring people, bail out, when it suits them, the most. ... When people leave a job because it doesn't pay enough to feed their families, the Gov't steps in and says.. Sanctions! Why is that, the totally gross, bottom feeders of life, escape, when the going is good, with outrageous fortunes, as those that they leave behind whom they were supposed to care for, on my behalf, to starve? ... Retired, at what age? As they whom they are supposed to have served, soldier on, until they drop, of old age? What kind of sick fantasy has this Labour governance of Blackburn with Darwen left us with? Where we pay for, perfectly fit peoples, obscene amounts of money for years, so that the many with this Borough, near beg for an handout! ... Councillors cannot evade this...of all parties. By collusion, you did not raise this spectre before your electorate! You dirty, rotten bastards! As you see them, fill their pockets, you let children within this Borough go without free school meals, to fill the pensions of the twisted few. You dirty, rotten scoundrels. Sacked lots of street-sweepers, closed nursing homes, raised parking charges and fines.. How dare you? Raised business rates and charges to the point that, they don't want to come here.. ... Shout what you like, am going to raise a storm of hate against you, just for this one action.. I'd sooner see a Muslin flag raised over the Town Hall, than trust any single one of you, ever again! Your complete and utter betrayal of those whom placed in you, their trust, is now, self evident. ... LABOUR? I'll personally shoot the next one that gets elected in this town! No matter the race,creed nor colour. You have done nothing but feather your own nests, at the expense of those whom you are supposed, and claimed, to represent. When you gained office, your worth was? And now? Through whatever means.. ... I'd sooner take the hand of the next **** in this town, than trust the words of you disgusting people.. Complete and utter betrayal of all that we people of Blackburn wanted.. ... I want you to say, Keir Hardie, 3 times, into a mirror, before you go to bed tonight.. So that you will know that gfhost... Oh wait, there is no 'f' in ghost.. There is, when I invoke and spell it![/p][/quote]kalm down woolywords, katm down , kalm down. The old faithfull
  • Score: -5

10:13am Wed 6 Aug 14

wotdouno says...

Just a complete joke,
They don't even live in our Town,it's either Manchester or Southport area were the Fatcats live & spend ther hard earned pennies.

They must be laughing at all of us.
It's like a Circus with no animals,the Bigtop is the Townhall,& it's full of Clowns,they all think they are Managers,but they are all accountants ,making sure they don't lose out.
Don't know how they sleep at night !,
Just a complete joke, They don't even live in our Town,it's either Manchester or Southport area were the Fatcats live & spend ther hard earned pennies. They must be laughing at all of us. It's like a Circus with no animals,the Bigtop is the Townhall,& it's full of Clowns,they all think they are Managers,but they are all accountants ,making sure they don't lose out. Don't know how they sleep at night !, wotdouno
  • Score: 11

10:45am Wed 6 Aug 14

Muller says...

As a volunteer for a local charity working with vulnerable families and children, it seems ridiculous that this service can be run for 3 years on less money than the payment given to Mrs Rhodes-White. Sadly the charity, due to council cuts does not receive a penny from Blackburn with Darwen despite helping lots of the borough's children
As a volunteer for a local charity working with vulnerable families and children, it seems ridiculous that this service can be run for 3 years on less money than the payment given to Mrs Rhodes-White. Sadly the charity, due to council cuts does not receive a penny from Blackburn with Darwen despite helping lots of the borough's children Muller
  • Score: 11

12:10pm Wed 6 Aug 14

drunken donut says...

My council tax is £16,000 here, in Spain my equivalent bill is €340 and the bins are emptied every day, discuss.
My council tax is £16,000 here, in Spain my equivalent bill is €340 and the bins are emptied every day, discuss. drunken donut
  • Score: 5

12:14pm Wed 6 Aug 14

A Darener says...

drunken donut wrote:
My council tax is £16,000 here, in Spain my equivalent bill is €340 and the bins are emptied every day, discuss.
The answer is simple.....live in Spain. Unless of course there are other reasons to live here.
[quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: My council tax is £16,000 here, in Spain my equivalent bill is €340 and the bins are emptied every day, discuss.[/p][/quote]The answer is simple.....live in Spain. Unless of course there are other reasons to live here. A Darener
  • Score: 10

12:32pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Can we take a step back says...

When such high salaries are published it is often trotted out that "we need to pay these high salaries to get the best person for the job"
Well I say given the bad jobs these people seem to making of things it's about time we said enough is enough!
Let's pay half that salary and get the second best person doing it, they can't make it any worse!
When such high salaries are published it is often trotted out that "we need to pay these high salaries to get the best person for the job" Well I say given the bad jobs these people seem to making of things it's about time we said enough is enough! Let's pay half that salary and get the second best person doing it, they can't make it any worse! Can we take a step back
  • Score: 10

12:34pm Wed 6 Aug 14

A Darener says...

Can we take a step back wrote:
When such high salaries are published it is often trotted out that "we need to pay these high salaries to get the best person for the job"
Well I say given the bad jobs these people seem to making of things it's about time we said enough is enough!
Let's pay half that salary and get the second best person doing it, they can't make it any worse!
Better still get rid of the top person and replace with the deputy to do both jobs., at half the salary of the deputy.
[quote][p][bold]Can we take a step back[/bold] wrote: When such high salaries are published it is often trotted out that "we need to pay these high salaries to get the best person for the job" Well I say given the bad jobs these people seem to making of things it's about time we said enough is enough! Let's pay half that salary and get the second best person doing it, they can't make it any worse![/p][/quote]Better still get rid of the top person and replace with the deputy to do both jobs., at half the salary of the deputy. A Darener
  • Score: 9

12:55pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Can we take a step back says...

A Darener wrote:
Can we take a step back wrote:
When such high salaries are published it is often trotted out that "we need to pay these high salaries to get the best person for the job"
Well I say given the bad jobs these people seem to making of things it's about time we said enough is enough!
Let's pay half that salary and get the second best person doing it, they can't make it any worse!
Better still get rid of the top person and replace with the deputy to do both jobs., at half the salary of the deputy.
Works for me but good luck getting it past the unions, "one man one job" don't cha know
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Can we take a step back[/bold] wrote: When such high salaries are published it is often trotted out that "we need to pay these high salaries to get the best person for the job" Well I say given the bad jobs these people seem to making of things it's about time we said enough is enough! Let's pay half that salary and get the second best person doing it, they can't make it any worse![/p][/quote]Better still get rid of the top person and replace with the deputy to do both jobs., at half the salary of the deputy.[/p][/quote]Works for me but good luck getting it past the unions, "one man one job" don't cha know Can we take a step back
  • Score: 4

12:58pm Wed 6 Aug 14

A Darener says...

Unions are obsolete in this day and age. Employers rule!j
Unions are obsolete in this day and age. Employers rule!j A Darener
  • Score: 8

1:21pm Wed 6 Aug 14

mrsmolly says...

GRW may have been good at her job, but that amount of pay off is obscene. If a council worker at the bottom of the hierarchy is made redundant, their pension isn't made up. The Council is cutting services and jobs, yet making these obscene pay offs.
GRW may have been good at her job, but that amount of pay off is obscene. If a council worker at the bottom of the hierarchy is made redundant, their pension isn't made up. The Council is cutting services and jobs, yet making these obscene pay offs. mrsmolly
  • Score: 10

1:34pm Wed 6 Aug 14

OBT2 says...

So when teachers can't teach children because of a lack of books, lack of staff, a lack of outside agencies being paid for to help with special educational needs and a significant lack of staff from BWDBC to ensure our children are helped to behave correctly (because no beggar else will do it!) or access learning to help them achieve the most they can in life where do we look for the money to fund this? Oh I know! In the pockets of Gladys Rhodes-White! That's pretty much a child's education in her pockets being ploughed into a villa in the south of France. Hell, maybe even Rhodes!!!!
Ludicrous.
So when teachers can't teach children because of a lack of books, lack of staff, a lack of outside agencies being paid for to help with special educational needs and a significant lack of staff from BWDBC to ensure our children are helped to behave correctly (because no beggar else will do it!) or access learning to help them achieve the most they can in life where do we look for the money to fund this? Oh I know! In the pockets of Gladys Rhodes-White! That's pretty much a child's education in her pockets being ploughed into a villa in the south of France. Hell, maybe even Rhodes!!!! Ludicrous. OBT2
  • Score: 9

1:48pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Pegasus216 says...

Hello Labour voters
Common Purpose
Check it out and don't vote for them again
G
Hello Labour voters Common Purpose Check it out and don't vote for them again G Pegasus216
  • Score: 9

5:29pm Wed 6 Aug 14

english rose 1 says...

HarryBosch wrote:
The prime minister is on a salary of £142,000 a year which IMHO is twice as much as it needs to be so how on earth does anybody working at LCC think that they are worth double that? These figures are obscene! We need to get shut of these drains on the public purse and fill the posts with people who are prepared to do the job for a reasonable salary. This has gone too far now. The ordinary Joe is living hand to mouth while these fat catsuit take all the cream. Enough is enough. Time for a good clear out and a new way of thinking.
There is a minimum wage. Why not have a maximum wage ? Say £100k per annum. Why does anyone need more than £100k per annum ? Just think how much this would save in the private and public sectors......
The only problem with this is that many folk would simply move abroad ....

*I wonder how much the leaders of the 'Taxpayers Alliance' get paid - and who funds them ??
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: The prime minister is on a salary of £142,000 a year which IMHO is twice as much as it needs to be so how on earth does anybody working at LCC think that they are worth double that? These figures are obscene! We need to get shut of these drains on the public purse and fill the posts with people who are prepared to do the job for a reasonable salary. This has gone too far now. The ordinary Joe is living hand to mouth while these fat catsuit take all the cream. Enough is enough. Time for a good clear out and a new way of thinking.[/p][/quote]There is a minimum wage. Why not have a maximum wage ? Say £100k per annum. Why does anyone need more than £100k per annum ? Just think how much this would save in the private and public sectors...... The only problem with this is that many folk would simply move abroad .... *I wonder how much the leaders of the 'Taxpayers Alliance' get paid - and who funds them ?? english rose 1
  • Score: -1

5:35pm Wed 6 Aug 14

english rose 1 says...

Pegasus216 wrote:
Hello Labour voters
Common Purpose
Check it out and don't vote for them again
G
Errrrrrrr .................... the figures are national ... Tory / Lib-Dem / SNP / Plaid Cymru / Independent councils have folk earning over £100k too. Check it out and don't vote Tory / Lib-Dem / SNP / Plaid Cymru / Independent etc: again ??
Boycott the NHS because doctors earn more than £100k ? Don't get your kids educated as Headteachers of secondary schools get £100k ? Don't go to a lawyer, don't buy goods from companies with Managing Directors getting over £100k ???
[quote][p][bold]Pegasus216[/bold] wrote: Hello Labour voters Common Purpose Check it out and don't vote for them again G[/p][/quote]Errrrrrrr .................... the figures are national ... Tory / Lib-Dem / SNP / Plaid Cymru / Independent councils have folk earning over £100k too. Check it out and don't vote Tory / Lib-Dem / SNP / Plaid Cymru / Independent etc: again ?? Boycott the NHS because doctors earn more than £100k ? Don't get your kids educated as Headteachers of secondary schools get £100k ? Don't go to a lawyer, don't buy goods from companies with Managing Directors getting over £100k ??? english rose 1
  • Score: -4

5:36pm Wed 6 Aug 14

english rose 1 says...

drunken donut wrote:
My council tax is £16,000 here, in Spain my equivalent bill is €340 and the bins are emptied every day, discuss.
No-ones Council Tax is £16,000 in Britain ... U are a liar ..
[quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: My council tax is £16,000 here, in Spain my equivalent bill is €340 and the bins are emptied every day, discuss.[/p][/quote]No-ones Council Tax is £16,000 in Britain ... U are a liar .. english rose 1
  • Score: -6

9:56pm Wed 6 Aug 14

A Darener says...

english rose 1 wrote:
drunken donut wrote:
My council tax is £16,000 here, in Spain my equivalent bill is €340 and the bins are emptied every day, discuss.
No-ones Council Tax is £16,000 in Britain ... U are a liar ..
Before you call somebody a liar I suggest you give the person a chance. It could possibly be a slip of the finger and it should read £1600.
Just say you don't believe him. No need to call him a liar without the facts.
[quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: My council tax is £16,000 here, in Spain my equivalent bill is €340 and the bins are emptied every day, discuss.[/p][/quote]No-ones Council Tax is £16,000 in Britain ... U are a liar ..[/p][/quote]Before you call somebody a liar I suggest you give the person a chance. It could possibly be a slip of the finger and it should read £1600. Just say you don't believe him. No need to call him a liar without the facts. A Darener
  • Score: 9

10:08pm Wed 6 Aug 14

abetterblackburn says...

To english rose 1: Please, calm down my dear!

Conservative, New Labour, Liberal and whatever other political party they gather their living from. They all think they’re worth it?

Such a pity The Labour Party was taken over by Tony Blair’s New Labour Party. The same leaders of which are still there pretending to be Labour. Such a pity we no longer have a creditable political party to vote for. Just what is the difference between any of them?

Note: If there’s one politician I fail to understand it’s Jack Straw. Speaks humble Labour language to impress yet conducts his private life just like any Labour voter would consider to be Conservative.

But we must not forget Tony Blair. You’ve considered him to be our best prime minister ever yet he must be the worlds best political multi millionaire fraudster ever. His New Labour Party has killed the true Labour Party and all it stood for. His disciples are still there embarrassingly carrying his torch!
To english rose 1: Please, calm down my dear! Conservative, New Labour, Liberal and whatever other political party they gather their living from. They all think they’re worth it? Such a pity The Labour Party was taken over by Tony Blair’s New Labour Party. The same leaders of which are still there pretending to be Labour. Such a pity we no longer have a creditable political party to vote for. Just what is the difference between any of them? Note: If there’s one politician I fail to understand it’s Jack Straw. Speaks humble Labour language to impress yet conducts his private life just like any Labour voter would consider to be Conservative. But we must not forget Tony Blair. You’ve considered him to be our best prime minister ever yet he must be the worlds best political multi millionaire fraudster ever. His New Labour Party has killed the true Labour Party and all it stood for. His disciples are still there embarrassingly carrying his torch! abetterblackburn
  • Score: 9

12:01am Thu 7 Aug 14

CorkyMac says...

A Darener wrote:
english rose 1 wrote:
drunken donut wrote:
My council tax is £16,000 here, in Spain my equivalent bill is €340 and the bins are emptied every day, discuss.
No-ones Council Tax is £16,000 in Britain ... U are a liar ..
Before you call somebody a liar I suggest you give the person a chance. It could possibly be a slip of the finger and it should read £1600.
Just say you don't believe him. No need to call him a liar without the facts.
Typical Labour English Rose jumping the gun, typical of this council.
Read Woolywords comment English Rose and reply to that post you premature throw back.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: My council tax is £16,000 here, in Spain my equivalent bill is €340 and the bins are emptied every day, discuss.[/p][/quote]No-ones Council Tax is £16,000 in Britain ... U are a liar ..[/p][/quote]Before you call somebody a liar I suggest you give the person a chance. It could possibly be a slip of the finger and it should read £1600. Just say you don't believe him. No need to call him a liar without the facts.[/p][/quote]Typical Labour English Rose jumping the gun, typical of this council. Read Woolywords comment English Rose and reply to that post you premature throw back. CorkyMac
  • Score: 8

2:28pm Sat 9 Aug 14

the beaver says...

english rose 1 wrote:
drunken donut wrote:
My council tax is £16,000 here, in Spain my equivalent bill is €340 and the bins are emptied every day, discuss.
No-ones Council Tax is £16,000 in Britain ... U are a liar ..
That is rich english rose typical lefties councillor and how can you call anyone a liar. The lot of you want rounding up and sent to the gallows for treason. You have not only destroyed this town but also this country.
[quote][p][bold]english rose 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]drunken donut[/bold] wrote: My council tax is £16,000 here, in Spain my equivalent bill is €340 and the bins are emptied every day, discuss.[/p][/quote]No-ones Council Tax is £16,000 in Britain ... U are a liar ..[/p][/quote]That is rich english rose typical lefties councillor and how can you call anyone a liar. The lot of you want rounding up and sent to the gallows for treason. You have not only destroyed this town but also this country. the beaver
  • Score: 3

10:36pm Sun 10 Aug 14

salcat says...

Mrs Rhodes-White May have been a caring person etc etc but what about the rest of us mere mortals that were forced out ......... I would have welcomed a top up to MY redundancy pay. £7000 for over 20 years of working for the council didn't really go that far !!!!!,!
Mrs Rhodes-White May have been a caring person etc etc but what about the rest of us mere mortals that were forced out ......... I would have welcomed a top up to MY redundancy pay. £7000 for over 20 years of working for the council didn't really go that far !!!!!,! salcat
  • Score: 0

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