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?
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 carpsWe 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
"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)
Labels: Recession in the Merse, Scottish Borders Council