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18 minutes ago, finlo said:

How much did they spend while there?

There’s more to life than profit. Some things are just nice. 

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25 minutes ago, The Lurker said:

There’s more to life than profit. Some things are just nice. 

Indeed, but their justification was all the free money they'd generate.

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Pictures in Indy with Beavers or Brownies with lovely little fairy houses they had made to replace the ones that were vandalised in Summer Hill Glen.   So instead of paying thousands of pounds to someone from over the water why did not our various art departments, schools, anyone get approached to make the houses for not a lot ?   Why, because the department responsible have little or no imagination plus of course it is not their cash they are spending.    Could have had a competition even like the lovely Christmas tree one at the airport.    This money could have been spent on something much more worthwhile.     I think that it is time the various departments had their budgets scrutinised and the Health Service was given a bigger slice and other departments who seem to have money galore have their portion reduced.   There is so much waste and so much deprivation I despair.

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5 hours ago, Holte End said:

But it does beg the other question who received the other £15,000.00 for the promotion ?

 

Assume it was “marketing fees” and “consulting” costs for the geniuses who decided to pitch it to IOMG? The houses can’t possibly have cost £6500 each.

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13 hours ago, thesultanofsheight said:

Assume it was “marketing fees” and “consulting” costs for the geniuses who decided to pitch it to IOMG? The houses can’t possibly have cost £6500 each.

Am I right in that this was an off Island company too?

that is the bit that is puzzles me. 

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16 hours ago, hissingsid said:

    I think that it is time the various departments had their budgets scrutinised and the Health Service was given a bigger slice and other departments who seem to have money galore have their portion reduced.   There is so much waste and so much deprivation I despair.

it is the time of year where ALL departments are looking to spend the money they haven't used up yet on unnecessary nice to have for the sake of its.  whether that is new vehicles, kitchen equipment, PC's, ipads,  or sofas for the staff lounge.   or even road surfaces for the sake of it if you are a useless cunt from the south,  maybe they should have used that half a million on richmond hill instead??  it's getting to the state where pikeys are doing a better job with tarmac than governments.

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Budgets need to be spent ! In my previous RAF life I was involved in producing many budgets, any areas that didn’t spend the current years allowance would Suddenly NEED new cars or equipment before the year end. The most memorable one was in Saudi, where 2 new Range Rovers, a Rover SD1 and a Daimler XJ12 !! Were needed before the year end, the reasoning was to fly the flag ! Ironic that both the Daimler and Rover blew up within 3 months, but at least they matched the budget ! 

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3 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

Am I right in that this was an off Island company too?

that is the bit that is puzzles me. 

What puzzles me is the fact that a political member seem the need to justify that the real cost of each Fairy House at  only

£2,750.00 as though that is total fine and the rest of the £6,500 for each Fairy House

went to promote the said item.

The point if it was a local firm or off island company is irrelevant compared to the cost of said items.

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DfE loves to spend money off island

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9 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

Am I right in that this was an off Island company too?

that is the bit that is puzzles me. 

I doubt that there are too many specialist fairy house builders over here tbh.

Although they could have given somebody a few million from the EDF to start up a company to make half a dozen.;)

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2 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

I doubt that there are too many specialist fairy house builders over here tbh.

Although they could have given somebody a few million from the EDF to start up a company to make half a dozen.;)

I’d have had a go. I’d have subbed the job to Men In Sheds.

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1 minute ago, Derek Flint said:
4 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

I doubt that there are too many specialist fairy house builders over here tbh.

Although they could have given somebody a few million from the EDF to start up a company to make half a dozen.;)

I’d have had a go. I’d have subbed the job to Men In Sheds.

and all for just 2 mil. :lol:

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5 hours ago, Donald Trumps said:

DfE loves to spend money

Fixed.

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On 1/13/2019 at 8:48 AM, Derek Flint said:

Am I right in that this was an off Island company too?

that is the bit that is puzzles me. 

Extra costs? The article doesn't state who is paying for this maintenance. Nor whether it's part of the overwhelming amount spent in the first instance. Who's away with the faeries? 

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