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    jimbow
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    How much more once again are WCBC spending on consultants?

    A feasibility study was carried out in November 2018 and £440k funding has already has been secured for the Football Museum of Wales in Wrexham.

    Now WCBC are engaging consultants “Fourth Street” to complete a business plan for the Football Museum. “Fourth Street” the very same consultants that were engaged to produce the business plan for Ty Pawb. The very plan that WCBC had to tear up and revamp.

    Are officers of WCBC in the £100k plus salary range incapable of producing a business plan?

    I just hope the council don’t ask me to pay another £5 for my garden waste bin to make ends meet when they waste money like this.

    #195106

    Captain C
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    It gets to the point (over and over again) when you wonder what the hell goes on in the little minds of council officers. They should not hire “Fourth Street” again they would be better asking people living on the back street as they have more brains.

    #195107

    JaneJ
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    It looks like it is the same Department for Ty Pawb and the Museum- Jimbow perfectly right about the report pity that Bonfires have been banned this year as the Council are just generating more fire fodder.
    How on earth could they have already got £400k + from funders with a Business Plan and delivery plan – who were the funders and what information did they use to grant the funding.

    #195112

    jimbow
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    I believe questions were asked over the participation of “Fourth Street” in this project at last weeks meeting. All will be revealed when the video of that meeting is webcast.

    #195119

    jimbow
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    I have just viewed the web cast of the scrutiny committee meeting.
    The question asked by Cllr Marc Jones was, were the council nervous about using “Fourth Street” for the museum, after having to ditch their previous report on Ty Pawb?

    The council officer replied that a full procurement exercise had taken place. “Fourth Street” were experts in the field of football museums and were the best for the job. They also came well recommended.

    It beggars belief to hear they came well recommended, bearing in mind the council having to ditch their previous report on Ty Pawb. At that time they were also probably experts in the field of Arts & Markets.

    #195120

    JaneJ
    Participant

    Wonder if the ones recommending them were the same ones that recommended them for an Arts Project..

    #195121

    Matt
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    I am not at all surprised over the council exec board being so inept that there’s nobody competent enough to write a Business Plan or any of the council officers or perhaps Ian Bancroft who earns a ridiculous salary.

    This Fourth Street who out of London will charge obscene rates have cleverly positioned themselves into tricking the public sector and large PLC into thinking any project slightly out of the ordinary is a big ask and too difficult for them to conduct themselves, which is absurd.

    In these times of extreme financial pressure for the county when Council Tax payments will be down and funds needing to be diverted to Covid contingencies to pay to outsource this activity is a poor decision and cannot possibly be price justified.

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