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Signs of the times--anti-tram posters

This link to a Flckr site connects to a series of anti-tram posters produced by a small print shop in the Haymarket area typical of many small businesses across the city having to battle through years of upheaval driving away custom with no real idea of what, if any , the advantages will be even when the work finishes.

The words in italic are there own description of the effects of this project.

106w- Daily Record story casts Doubt on Trams figures

106w - THE STORY THE COUNCIL DOESN’T WANT PUBLISHED

Telling it as it is……. Not only the reporter who wrote the story but the people commenting on the story in the Daily Record today (April 13th 2012) 

Costs soaring to infinity and beyond

 

For downloadable PDF version click here

Costs soar off the Graph …   To infinity and beyond!

For the residents group the main objection to the Edinburgh Tram project is and always has been the heedless displacement of traffic it causes.

w104---The money is already running out..... again!!

 

The truth will out eventually.

The latest reports today show that even the extra £231M borrowed is running out quickly

http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-news/top-stories/edinburgh-trams-costs-hit-600m-with-two-years-to-go-1-2228972

But as ever you could have 'read it here first'.:

Alstead v Anderson-- exchange over the tram project

An exchange between former Council leader Donald Anderson emerging from the political and professional graveyard becoming ever more populated by people who accepted the case for the tram project uncritically, to gently re-write the history of the project--and Allan alstead a prominent and long standing sceptic of the same project.

release 101 - Rewriting history before the history has even been written?

Recent articles by people associated with the Edinburgh Tram Project seem to be rewriting the history of the project before it has been written impartially.

Residents battling to make clear the city wide serious effects, still not generally widely known, of a project whose inhgerent flaws make these effects inescapable, are obviously keen to not allow such 'mea ex-culpa's to stand unchallenged.

Council staff 'likely to face charges' according to former Council leader

The link below connect to a story in the Scotsman 07-04-2012 about the ongoing Police investigation into alleged fraud within the City Council's Property Repair Service.

While not connected to the Tram Project it links to the general concerns over systemic governance failures within the Council that have allowed this situation, and the mismanagement of the tram project, to happen without repsonsioble oversight .

release 98a--The Good news----and the bad news

 

The good news is that Edinburgh Council are now releasing the data but ---- the bad news is they’re still not calculating it correctly.

 

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LOOKING OUT FOR THE PUBLIC PURSE

on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 22:57

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-17560782

Edinburgh Council are to pursue the Portobello Park Action Group (PPAG) for their costs in fighting a case over the conflict between the PPAG desire to protect parkland and the Council's desire to build a new school on some of that land.

In the story and press release:

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