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.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box below for details.