Surrey County Council’s Secret Squirrel’s have been busy burying their little nuts haven’t they?
But their secrecy may have them up to their tiny ears in trouble – big trouble – So WW sees a Merger coming on!
But their secrecy may see them up to their tiny ears in trouble as they juggle their nuts– big trouble – So WW sees a Merger coming on!
In fact they have pi**ed off so many people in recent weeks it is hard to find anyone whose fireworks they haven’t peed upon from on high at County towers.
The county’s “dumped” Referendum bid to increase Council tax by 15% was thought through almost as badly as the Government’s very own cock-up. WOULD YOU ADAM ND EVE IT – THEY EVEN PLANNED TO HOLD IT ON THE SAME DAY AS THE COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS – TALK ABOUT TURKEY VOTING FOR CHRISTMAS! After all it is the 20th council tax hike in 21 years (this year now proposed slightly under 5%) – not bad going eh?
WW revealed the Referendum was a sham from the outset. Regardless of whether the voting fodder said… yes – or no – SCC intended taking “your money” this year, squirreling it away under the nearest tree , to bail out the £108m Brightwells charade in Farnham with £30m of public funds. In other words, forcing Surrey residents to effectively underwrite the commercial risk of a 15 year-con trick that is currently the subject of a High Court action by Farnham residents. Of course if the worried wealthy had said “No” during the Referendum – then they woud have been forced to repay the money… or would they?
As Surrey’s Surrey’s SS’s cronyism has now caught the eye of the National media and incurred its residents, its opposition, and the Government Opposition’s wrath, perhaps the Nationals should all start peering into the dark and murky corners of Surrey’s SS’s part in Fanham’s Royal Deer fraud (and the 8 year cover up of Crest Nicholson Sainsburys falsified Transport Assessment for the pedestrianisation of East Street mooted by Government minister our Jeremy Hunt.)
So do we now feel a merger coming on? Maybe cut out the huge waste that is in Surrey’s local Government backyard? After all if Theresa May & Co want to throw millions at the stockbroker belt of Surrey, many of whose residents fund their own nursing home and social care, pay huge private health care and spiraling school fees for their kids – what chance the people of Worksop, Wolverhampton or the Welsh Valleys?
If it was “”SSS Dodgey Hodge’s ” intention to force the Government’s hand to extract more lolly by proposing a huge council tax hike– then he has obviously succeeded in the long term now it is allowed to keep its valuable business rates (only a pilot sop though) – but will the gamble pay off.
We here at the Waverley Web ,who know nothing about the political shenanigans in the darkest corners of Government, believe your ruse may turn out to be a Bodge- Hodge!
Whilst treating your colleagues like mushrooms, by throwing shovel full of manure over them to keep them in the dark may work in the short term – we see a merger coming on!
- 11 borough and district councils plus a county council
- 12 County Halls or Civic Centres, 12 Chief Executives including, “Your Waverley’s Wen –am- I- leaving, (it may be sooner than you hoped!)
- dozens of deputy’s, directors of everything and anything some of whom earn more than the Prime Minister.
- Not forgetting over 600 councillors, all with allowances and expenses, special responsibility allowances and…
- the chain gangs that trot around the county covered in robes eating and drinking at all those civic functions we pay for.
Wouldn’t that go a long way to solve the social care crisis?
So watch this space.