More Labour Council squandering and increased debt laid upon taxpayers resources

Cash strapped Oldham Council intends spending £90,000 of taxpayers money to install CCTV on Union Street just to assist with illegal parking that affects the Metrolink, also conveniently left out of the Councils budget cuts animation was that they’re spending £202,000 for phase 1 footway and carriageway improvements on a 500 yard section of Park Road. Apparently the scheme could be delivered at a cost of approximately £170,000 without the addition of the trees and footway improvements but the Council did not choose that option as “Councillor McMahon requested that the footways be upgraded and to be tree lined”. Phase 2 on the same section has a budget of £400,000 making a nice austerity busting round figure of £602,000.