Waste of my tax payment

Waste of my tax payment

Waste of my tax payment

First published in Your Letters

So Weymouth is to have a new strategic plan! What happened to the last one? As a taxpayer I am astounded at the casual way our money is spent. Spending £4million on a berth for Condor without any contract guaranteeing that it would continue to operate out of Weymouth? Crass management of our very limited funds! Who is responsible for this abysmal waste of council funds?

Doug Swanson, Swaffield Gardens, Wyke Regis, Weymouth

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12:05pm Sat 23 Aug 14

timgriffiths1962@gmail.com says...

I am with you mr swanson on this one.The council not only blew four million on a hole last year they also paided 75000 to hire a mini bus for a three month period to shuttle wokers upto their new offices in Dorchester, which nobody used, probadly because the petrol allowance was greater????
I am with you mr swanson on this one.The council not only blew four million on a hole last year they also paided 75000 to hire a mini bus for a three month period to shuttle wokers upto their new offices in Dorchester, which nobody used, probadly because the petrol allowance was greater???? timgriffiths1962@gmail.com
  • Score: -8

3:52pm Sat 23 Aug 14

portland.bill says...

timgriffiths1962@gma
il.com
wrote:
I am with you mr swanson on this one.The council not only blew four million on a hole last year they also paided 75000 to hire a mini bus for a three month period to shuttle wokers upto their new offices in Dorchester, which nobody used, probadly because the petrol allowance was greater????
most every one who reads your letter will agree with you , but nothing will be done about it as it will swept under the carpet , Try asking your local councillor i have and still got no answer ,,,,,,
[quote][p][bold]timgriffiths1962@gma il.com[/bold] wrote: I am with you mr swanson on this one.The council not only blew four million on a hole last year they also paided 75000 to hire a mini bus for a three month period to shuttle wokers upto their new offices in Dorchester, which nobody used, probadly because the petrol allowance was greater????[/p][/quote]most every one who reads your letter will agree with you , but nothing will be done about it as it will swept under the carpet , Try asking your local councillor i have and still got no answer ,,,,,, portland.bill
  • Score: 0

7:06pm Sat 23 Aug 14

cosmick says...

Well do not think the spending will not go on. The harbour is falling to bits so i am to understand, the WPBC will still have to spend money on repairs, but now we will not have the fees from the ferry.
Well do not think the spending will not go on. The harbour is falling to bits so i am to understand, the WPBC will still have to spend money on repairs, but now we will not have the fees from the ferry. cosmick
  • Score: 3

8:24pm Sat 23 Aug 14

timgriffiths1962@gmail.com says...

Cosmick, they harbour has been falling apart since sealinks days as verified by a engineer on the old maid of kent, yesterday.Condor so I been told had reduced berthing fees over winter ,so we as ratepayers were never going to make any money at all out of them.The passengers spent hardly any money in the town and the company only employed two dockers . I say get the Waverley in twice a week to run trips to Swanage ,then coming back to Weymouth on a old steam train.Money coming into Weymouth rather than condors pockets,and less upheaval in the harbour??
Cosmick, they harbour has been falling apart since sealinks days as verified by a engineer on the old maid of kent, yesterday.Condor so I been told had reduced berthing fees over winter ,so we as ratepayers were never going to make any money at all out of them.The passengers spent hardly any money in the town and the company only employed two dockers . I say get the Waverley in twice a week to run trips to Swanage ,then coming back to Weymouth on a old steam train.Money coming into Weymouth rather than condors pockets,and less upheaval in the harbour?? timgriffiths1962@gmail.com
  • Score: -2

9:09pm Sat 23 Aug 14

marabout says...

timgriffiths1962@gma
il.com
wrote:
Cosmick, they harbour has been falling apart since sealinks days as verified by a engineer on the old maid of kent, yesterday.Condor so I been told had reduced berthing fees over winter ,so we as ratepayers were never going to make any money at all out of them.The passengers spent hardly any money in the town and the company only employed two dockers . I say get the Waverley in twice a week to run trips to Swanage ,then coming back to Weymouth on a old steam train.Money coming into Weymouth rather than condors pockets,and less upheaval in the harbour??
That would only work in August when Lulworth range is shut.
[quote][p][bold]timgriffiths1962@gma il.com[/bold] wrote: Cosmick, they harbour has been falling apart since sealinks days as verified by a engineer on the old maid of kent, yesterday.Condor so I been told had reduced berthing fees over winter ,so we as ratepayers were never going to make any money at all out of them.The passengers spent hardly any money in the town and the company only employed two dockers . I say get the Waverley in twice a week to run trips to Swanage ,then coming back to Weymouth on a old steam train.Money coming into Weymouth rather than condors pockets,and less upheaval in the harbour??[/p][/quote]That would only work in August when Lulworth range is shut. marabout
  • Score: 3

1:22pm Sun 24 Aug 14

timgriffiths1962@gmail.com says...

I think people would enjoy the realism of the shelling and we could add a extra few shillings on for the experience???Other than that the Waverley could go to starboard and end up in lyme ???
I think people would enjoy the realism of the shelling and we could add a extra few shillings on for the experience???Other than that the Waverley could go to starboard and end up in lyme ??? timgriffiths1962@gmail.com
  • Score: -4

11:42am Mon 25 Aug 14

melcombe boy says...

How do you propose to bring the Waverley here for a Summer season.
It is a Scottish charity set up to protect and promote Scottish heritage, not Weymouth heritage. After all its main purpose and reason for existing is to sail the waters of Scotland,and indeed, is recognised as one of Scotland's top tourist attractions.
It does do a tour of the UK, at the end of the Summer season, partly because the weather is better down south, but also to raise awareness and funds for the charity. It visits major Cities like Liverpool, London, Bristol and Southampton for maximum exposure, as well as seaside resorts(Weymouth included).
It is complete fantasy to expect a major piece of Scottish history to ply its trade from Weymouth.
Back to the drawing board with that one, I feel
How do you propose to bring the Waverley here for a Summer season. It is a Scottish charity set up to protect and promote Scottish heritage, not Weymouth heritage. After all its main purpose and reason for existing is to sail the waters of Scotland,and indeed, is recognised as one of Scotland's top tourist attractions. It does do a tour of the UK, at the end of the Summer season, partly because the weather is better down south, but also to raise awareness and funds for the charity. It visits major Cities like Liverpool, London, Bristol and Southampton for maximum exposure, as well as seaside resorts(Weymouth included). It is complete fantasy to expect a major piece of Scottish history to ply its trade from Weymouth. Back to the drawing board with that one, I feel melcombe boy
  • Score: 3

7:47pm Thu 28 Aug 14

oldbrock says...

timgriffiths1962@gma
il.com
wrote:
Cosmick, they harbour has been falling apart since sealinks days as verified by a engineer on the old maid of kent, yesterday.Condor so I been told had reduced berthing fees over winter ,so we as ratepayers were never going to make any money at all out of them.The passengers spent hardly any money in the town and the company only employed two dockers . I say get the Waverley in twice a week to run trips to Swanage ,then coming back to Weymouth on a old steam train.Money coming into Weymouth rather than condors pockets,and less upheaval in the harbour??
yes, then the rails that people cannot see can be used again! problem solved, trilby is the morons won't be able to see the trains and there will be bleating to stop them and scrap them!
A very good idea in principle but people will not stick together to make it work, I can hear the moaners and groaners queuing up to slag that off and downthumb this comment BUT same people either dare not make a valid comment of their own or even HAVE an idea unless someone puts it in their heads first?
[quote][p][bold]timgriffiths1962@gma il.com[/bold] wrote: Cosmick, they harbour has been falling apart since sealinks days as verified by a engineer on the old maid of kent, yesterday.Condor so I been told had reduced berthing fees over winter ,so we as ratepayers were never going to make any money at all out of them.The passengers spent hardly any money in the town and the company only employed two dockers . I say get the Waverley in twice a week to run trips to Swanage ,then coming back to Weymouth on a old steam train.Money coming into Weymouth rather than condors pockets,and less upheaval in the harbour??[/p][/quote]yes, then the rails that people cannot see can be used again! problem solved, trilby is the morons won't be able to see the trains and there will be bleating to stop them and scrap them! A very good idea in principle but people will not stick together to make it work, I can hear the moaners and groaners queuing up to slag that off and downthumb this comment BUT same people either dare not make a valid comment of their own or even HAVE an idea unless someone puts it in their heads first? oldbrock
  • Score: 3

7:53pm Thu 28 Aug 14

oldbrock says...

timgriffiths1962@gma
il.com
wrote:
I think people would enjoy the realism of the shelling and we could add a extra few shillings on for the experience???Other than that the Waverley could go to starboard and end up in lyme ???
just love the way people have started to redthumb so soon, it is only a tongue in cheek remark! seems nobody has any other original ideas or apparently, sense of humour! good job the likes of Brunel didn't put their ideas up for Dorset Echo readers appraisal first...............
.........only being SATIRICAL, get lives, PLEASE!
[quote][p][bold]timgriffiths1962@gma il.com[/bold] wrote: I think people would enjoy the realism of the shelling and we could add a extra few shillings on for the experience???Other than that the Waverley could go to starboard and end up in lyme ???[/p][/quote]just love the way people have started to redthumb so soon, it is only a tongue in cheek remark! seems nobody has any other original ideas or apparently, sense of humour! good job the likes of Brunel didn't put their ideas up for Dorset Echo readers appraisal first............... .........only being SATIRICAL, get lives, PLEASE! oldbrock
  • Score: 1

7:58pm Thu 28 Aug 14

oldbrock says...

melcombe boy wrote:
How do you propose to bring the Waverley here for a Summer season.
It is a Scottish charity set up to protect and promote Scottish heritage, not Weymouth heritage. After all its main purpose and reason for existing is to sail the waters of Scotland,and indeed, is recognised as one of Scotland's top tourist attractions.
It does do a tour of the UK, at the end of the Summer season, partly because the weather is better down south, but also to raise awareness and funds for the charity. It visits major Cities like Liverpool, London, Bristol and Southampton for maximum exposure, as well as seaside resorts(Weymouth included).
It is complete fantasy to expect a major piece of Scottish history to ply its trade from Weymouth.
Back to the drawing board with that one, I feel
notice you don't have an original idea though, only ridiculing someone elses, typical, at least the brain was able to think, someone, somewhere has to come up with SOMETHING but the negative attitude makes them think again?
[quote][p][bold]melcombe boy[/bold] wrote: How do you propose to bring the Waverley here for a Summer season. It is a Scottish charity set up to protect and promote Scottish heritage, not Weymouth heritage. After all its main purpose and reason for existing is to sail the waters of Scotland,and indeed, is recognised as one of Scotland's top tourist attractions. It does do a tour of the UK, at the end of the Summer season, partly because the weather is better down south, but also to raise awareness and funds for the charity. It visits major Cities like Liverpool, London, Bristol and Southampton for maximum exposure, as well as seaside resorts(Weymouth included). It is complete fantasy to expect a major piece of Scottish history to ply its trade from Weymouth. Back to the drawing board with that one, I feel[/p][/quote]notice you don't have an original idea though, only ridiculing someone elses, typical, at least the brain was able to think, someone, somewhere has to come up with SOMETHING but the negative attitude makes them think again? oldbrock
  • Score: 1

11:14pm Thu 28 Aug 14

melcombe boy says...

oldbrock wrote:
melcombe boy wrote:
How do you propose to bring the Waverley here for a Summer season.
It is a Scottish charity set up to protect and promote Scottish heritage, not Weymouth heritage. After all its main purpose and reason for existing is to sail the waters of Scotland,and indeed, is recognised as one of Scotland's top tourist attractions.
It does do a tour of the UK, at the end of the Summer season, partly because the weather is better down south, but also to raise awareness and funds for the charity. It visits major Cities like Liverpool, London, Bristol and Southampton for maximum exposure, as well as seaside resorts(Weymouth included).
It is complete fantasy to expect a major piece of Scottish history to ply its trade from Weymouth.
Back to the drawing board with that one, I feel
notice you don't have an original idea though, only ridiculing someone elses, typical, at least the brain was able to think, someone, somewhere has to come up with SOMETHING but the negative attitude makes them think again?
Sorry, but I don't claim to have original ideas, I just hate constant negativity.
There is nothing original about trying to get a pleasure boat and steam train to solve Weymouth's struggles to survive in the modern World.
It is a completely unrealistic idea to get the Waverley here, does that make me wrong for pointing that out.
I implore you to to suggest something plausible, and that genuinely appeals to the masses.
I'm sorry, but a steam boat is not the answer!
[quote][p][bold]oldbrock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melcombe boy[/bold] wrote: How do you propose to bring the Waverley here for a Summer season. It is a Scottish charity set up to protect and promote Scottish heritage, not Weymouth heritage. After all its main purpose and reason for existing is to sail the waters of Scotland,and indeed, is recognised as one of Scotland's top tourist attractions. It does do a tour of the UK, at the end of the Summer season, partly because the weather is better down south, but also to raise awareness and funds for the charity. It visits major Cities like Liverpool, London, Bristol and Southampton for maximum exposure, as well as seaside resorts(Weymouth included). It is complete fantasy to expect a major piece of Scottish history to ply its trade from Weymouth. Back to the drawing board with that one, I feel[/p][/quote]notice you don't have an original idea though, only ridiculing someone elses, typical, at least the brain was able to think, someone, somewhere has to come up with SOMETHING but the negative attitude makes them think again?[/p][/quote]Sorry, but I don't claim to have original ideas, I just hate constant negativity. There is nothing original about trying to get a pleasure boat and steam train to solve Weymouth's struggles to survive in the modern World. It is a completely unrealistic idea to get the Waverley here, does that make me wrong for pointing that out. I implore you to to suggest something plausible, and that genuinely appeals to the masses. I'm sorry, but a steam boat is not the answer! melcombe boy
  • Score: 2
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