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Musings from the Merse
Sunday, December 28, 2008
 

Council bids to steer region through recession
is the front page lead in the Christmas edition of the Berwickshire As you can see from the story here imaginative and visionary measures are in place to steer the region through the worst recession since, well, quite a long time. Fear not,your council is on the ball, focused, proactive, positive, fearless and does not face election for three years. Throwing money at the problem a la Darling and that White Scot Brown, I perceive you think. Right.

Resigned sigh; how much?

£65,000.

£65,000?

Are we short of a few noughts?

Apparently not. In the prudent corridors of Newtown St Boswells they know how to make a few Muckles go a long way.

So it seems

But how? A carper carps

We will be producing new promotional material including a DVD and will develop a new, more business-oriented web presence," announced Councillor Vicky Davidson, SBC's executive member for Vision and Wishful Thinking-sorry-Economic Development

And then:

"Underpinning all this, we will carry out research and feasibility work to identify all opportunities in particular sectors and actively pursue them."

In this way we will miss the worst ravages of the recession. So we are told.

Money well spent. Ain't it?

'Bloody expensive DVD' said the guy from the Black Bull.

Might get it cheaper on Amazon?

(The image is of Newtown St Boswells, the beating heart of Borders decision making)

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Comments:
I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Betty


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Very welcome. See you again,as it were.
 
Well it's about 65p per inhabitant of the Borders - perhaps they'll pass the DVD around like a lending library arrangement...
 
I can't wait!
 
Incidentally today, I read this story with the stimulus package agreed by Newcastle City Council (population 270,000) in yonder England... compared to SBC's 65p per capita effort.
 
Perhaps you get more for your P around here than in Geordie land?
 
SBC certainly take the p on a regular enough basis!
 
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