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Saturday 31 October 2015 11.55am
i know this is se16, BUT, the lessons from the old rotherhithe town hall site (aka mayflower community hall courtesy of that nice mr hitler), apply to many similar 'nonconsultations' from the burgesses and mayor of southwarks' lackeys ... and this translation of southwark speak from the prs website could prove useful in future ...

'Someone had put together a handy 'translation' aid, to help the local residents struggling to understand what the council is saying:

‘The hall is past it’s natural lifespan’: The Council has neglected routine required maintenance and we see this as an opportunity to steal the land for housing infill

‘It’s too expensive to repair’: The halls tenants do not undertake any militant outreach work for the party so they can jog on

‘We have to be realistic about this site, despite of it’s 85 year old community use history’: We will not support you restoring it back to a stand-alone community use site when we are this close to stealing the land

‘There is no funding available to retain it as a stand-alone hall without housing’: The neighbouring hall tenanted by our activist got £55,000 alone during austerity for a new kitchen so we are praying to god to keep this away from Scrutiny

‘We are in dialogue with the hall’s TRA’: Oh Christ, they’ve found out. Arrange a meeting

‘With 40% reduction in expenditure we simply cannot support repairs to the community space’: We just gave all our money to Tower Bridge Tate for kudos and political gain. Sod local residents, it’s about us

‘Nothing has been decided yet. It will go to consultation’: We deceived on your behalf this was a location we wanted for political gain. Now we will convince you housing infill is only option

‘We are a party which listens’: We will lie in public facing meetings and arrogantly talk over local residents

‘You voted for us and we stand by that we are fair’: We’ll ignore local incidents of political, regenerative-themed bullying and intimidation if its end results get us results

‘This is an opportunity to help us in our promise to the electorate for the delivery of 11,000 new Council homes’: Even though you want the same thing we don’t care where the new flats are forced. We’ll cluster your estates, narrow streets and riverside with gargantuan tower blocks to generate the money required to pay for the schemes we’ve promised

‘You’ll have a direct say in where the developments go’: Nothing on the ‘Rich Table’ can be changed as were being dictated to by the developers we’ve sold your land too. We want longevity and the bulk of our Cabinet do not live in the direct areas we are forcing housing into.'

c. prs
Saturday 31 October 2015 12.23pm
Ha, like it.
Saturday 31 October 2015 3.26pm
Me too! Everything you say is true.
Wednesday 4 November 2015 10.39am
Hi Kellandj
- All too true, and relevant (particularly relevant) for people living in SE1.
I may use it for training material.

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