|Posted on February 21, 2016 at 9:20 AM|
Now, where have we heard this term before? Oh yes, Labour-controlled Oxford City Council, who decided against public opinion that they were going to close Temple Cowley Pools. Get an "independent" and "expert" opinion written, then use it to deflect any opposition. This is exactly what's happened in South Hunsley, in Yorkshire. Yet another pool under threat - with the nearest 6 miles away. Of course, Oxford City Council's problem was that after commissioning not one, but TWO, independent reports, both reports said there was nothing wrong with Temple Cowley Pools that a bit of tlc wouldn't cure. Not good enough for our dear council, who proceeded to bury them while they steamrollered all the evidence the public produced showing what a good building Temple Cowley Pools still is. Mace, the programme managers of the new pool scheme, unearthed one of the reports for an appendix to their study which recommended replacement - so it wasn't even taken notice of then. But it comprised about half the Mace Study's pages, so obviously justified the £600k that Mace trousered for replaying what the Council wanted to hear.
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