Money wasted on TV cabling saga
PUBLISHED: 11:51 24 February 2011
I can find no possible justification to proposals to place TV cabling on the front elevation of the conservation buildings located in Pleasant Place.
Furthermore, the proposals to use a “cherry picker” when the whole of the properties effected, back and front, are/will be covered in Islington Council-financed scaffolding is somewhat farcical and commercially irresponsible in view of Islington’s current financial position – £52million of cuts this year alone, rising to £100million over the next three years.
I have contacted the planning department and will be raising very strong objections to the project as a whole; the obvious lack of meaningful consultation with residents; and, the reprehensibly wasteful cost associated with the proposed means of erection.
Hopefully, with the borough’s value for money requirements in mind, we can arrive at a much better, and cost-effective solution to this outrageous fiasco. – Dr B.S. Potter, chairman, Islington Leaseholders’ Association, Federation of Islington Tenants’ Associations.
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