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South Ribble and LCC Office Share
11-Nov-2008, 11:24 PM
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South Ribble and LCC Office Share
This is an interesting idea. Do you remember the days when Leyland town centre used to be awash with boiler suits every lunchtime? It could soon be flooded with council workers!

Good or bad?

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Councils to save cash by sharing offices
Lancashire Evening Post - 10th November 2008

New council offices could be built in Leyland to save cash on running costs and fuel bills.

South Ribble and Lancashire County Councils have agreed to work together to create a new office complex in the town centre.

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/Councils-to-save-cash-by.4678959.jp




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12-Nov-2008, 07:22 AM
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Wherabouts are the current south ribble council offices ?
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12-Nov-2008, 10:38 AM
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Dedra, West Paddock. Just ask anyone where the man with the board stands and you`ve found them. [Tongue][Tongue]

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13-Nov-2008, 02:11 PM
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They need to sell the old building first.

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22-Nov-2008, 12:28 AM
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quote:

Residents blast council HQ plan


Published Date: 20 November 2008
Residents in Leyland have blasted controversial plans to use a popular green space to house a new state-of-the-art base for South Ribble Council.
Last week, the Guardian revealed plans by the authority to sell its Civic Centre base in West Paddock and to build purpose-built offices on open land next door.

http://www.leyland-guardian.co.uk/leyland/Residents-blast-council-HQ-plan.4713156.jp


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14-Dec-2008, 04:38 PM
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£7.3m cost of super HQ
Leyland Guardian 14th December 2008

Plans to build brand new council offices on vacant land in Leyland next to the civic centre could cost South Ribble £7.3m.

The idea is designed to save cash on running costs and fuel bills with South Ribble and Lancashire County Councils having agreed to work together to create a new office complex on West Paddock.

The new building, which would house more than 700 staff, would replace the Civic Centre on West Paddock and county council offices in south Lancashire. It would be home to 250 South Ribble Council workers as well as 500 county employees.

But at a recent council meeting it was agreed to allocate £7.3m towards the joint costs of development and design of the project.

Read the full article here



I wonder if that is the full amount or the half that South Ribble will be paying.

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15-Dec-2008, 12:15 AM
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Who is the man with the board and why is he there ??? I have read about him but still dont know the answer.

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15-Dec-2008, 09:42 AM
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Have a read of this

http://forum.leylandtown.info/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1616

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16-Feb-2009, 11:57 AM
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There is no limit to the vaulting ambitions for power and influence of the 'ruling-elite' that presently reside at the 'Civic Center'.

Some who have 'parachuted' into high positions from other authorities, very often without those positions even being offered to people from South Ribble, check on the 'hiring-policy' of south Ribble, and see what salaries are being offered.

One only has to look back a couple of years, to the machinations of the then 'Labour/Liberal' coalition with the 'Rulers' of South Ribble. To see the extent of their duplicity. As they attempted to 'join-Leyland/south Ribble' onto Preston's power and tax structure.

The fact that the majority of south-Ribble taxpayers, would have paid more of their council tax to Prestons Urban economy, was seemingly irrelavant to the elite who, with their high salaries and pension benifits, would have gained even more of the same from the merger.

As someone who attended two of the five 'citizens-meetings' protesting against this move by the 'Mandrins' as the Civic Center, which developed sufficient strength as to have the Labour/liberal alliance deposed from office and the merger plans scrapped.

The first time in my long life, that I have ever seen our much vaunted 'DEMOCRACY' actually work to ordinary peoples advantage.

I would like to remind anyone interested, (e.g. council-tax payers) that the 'money-spenders' at the civic center, in order to justify their employment, are constantly looking for 'new-methods' of extending their own 'EMPIRE' because in this way, they move on up the 'Pay-Power' hierarchy with even higher salaries and pension benifits at our expense, without any seeming benefit to the 'hard-hit' ratepayers. OR improvement in the services supplied to us.

This NEW SPENDING initiative, for the NEW OFFICES, is the latest example of the old axiom, GOVERNMENT SPENDING EXPANDS TO EXCEED THE MONEY RAISED BY EXISTING TAXATION', AND YOU AND I, PAY THOSE TAXES THEY SPEND SO FREELY, OFTEN WITH REDUCED OR FIXED INCOME,

HOW MANY OF US HAVE NOTICED THE STEEP RISE IN LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCILS DEMAND'S AND HOW MANY OF US KNOW WHERE THE BULK OF THAT EXTRA TAX GOES.

Visit the Civic Center,Offices, and compare their working conditions, with those of you working in the Private Sector, try and discover the heating costs, of doors left open, and windows opened because the particular room cannot be properly regulated. If they sincerely want to 'SAVE ON FUEL BILLS' as proclaimed, why not turn the heating down to the level that most of us have in our homes, in the winter-time.

The meals in their canteen are subsidised down to a give-away price, that no outside contractor could possibly keep her/his business solvent.

A bit serious? Yes!, but untill ordinary people,taxpayers, pay attention to these matters, they and you are going to have your money wasted by people who don't care how much their office life/style costs us.

Because we never complain, the main reason being, there is no 'focal-point' for our complaints, try talking to your local councillar and ask him/her what they are concerned about, and see if it coincides with your own worries.

P.S. HAVING SPOKEN WITH THE 'MAN-WITH-THE-BOARD', HE IS COMPLAINING ABOUT A PARTICULAR CASE OF PERCIEVED COUNCIL-CORRUPTION IN ENFORCEMENT OF PLANNING REGULATIONS.
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16-Feb-2009, 02:02 PM
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Now many of us are unemployed we won't be able to pay those taxes. It's about time local authorities were more resonsible and it should start at the top with salaries of up to £200k being paid for chief executives, more than the Prime Minister of the UK gets. How can they justify this?

Good points Bruce.
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