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> Council Funds 40million Arena Bailout, ... as social work redundancies are criticised
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post 17th Jun 2010, 03:25pm
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In a way this is a no win situation or a win situation.
If the Council don't get this development built where will the Athlete's stay??
Hopefully after the Games, the Units will be available to re-house the homeless.

Heather, as far as I know this development will not house any athletes, the houses are purely a speculative business venture which has fallen through and the council has stepped in because it includes the National Arena where a couple of sports for the 2014 games will take place.

No chance of these homes being available to the city's homeless!!!
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post 24th Jun 2010, 09:19pm
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Glasgow residents were today informed that the Labour-controlled council has "brought forward the need for the 40m savings", the same figure which will be diverted to bail out the riverside project.

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40m of new cuts for Glasgow

Glasgow’s residents will see cuts coming harder and sooner after council chiefs were forced to tear up their forecast for the next financial year.

City officials now warn that an additional 40 million in savings will be needed in 2011/12 to head off a worse-than-anticipated settlement from the Scottish Government. ...

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http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-ne...asgow-1.1036853

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post 18th May 2013, 09:59pm
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Three years on and the council is still pumping money into this farce, even after already syphoning 40m of public money into a music venue at a time when it is making huge cuts to core services for vulnerable people.

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The Hydro, which sits alongside the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow, is also running millions of pounds over budget amid legal wranglings between the contractor and the client, the SECC.

Main contractor Lend Lease is holding out for around 98 million while the SECC is sticking to a fee of around 90m in a disagreement over the final bill. ...

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http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-ne...-arena.21105165

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post 19th May 2013, 02:38pm
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Is it the same mob who are doing the tramms in Edinburgh. I hope theyr'e not doing the new bridge as well. ha-ha
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post 20th May 2013, 02:11pm
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This really annoys me if I give a client a price for a job I check everything I need to in order to give them that price. Once that written quotation has been done and agreed I can not go back half way through and ask for more money. This just makes a mockery of the whole procurement process. Price agreed should be the price we pay and if the company hasn't costed the job properly tough luck if they can't do it then they don't get paid. This is as bad as the Edinburgh tram fiasco.
And why do we need another concert facility. We need houses better roads transport ect
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post 20th May 2013, 02:17pm
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And as for the social work cuts it's not just social workers jobs that are affected it's ordinary workers and the services they provide to not only children but the elderly and vulnerable in our society. The sooner we Glaswegiens reduce the power labour have the better as from my experience there a great many of them (not all) are greedy, self serving and useless.

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