£114,700 - the cost of Greenwich's royal status

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GREENWICH'S royal transformation has cost £114,700 so far, it has been revealed.

The figure was made public at a meeting this week in a written reply by the council to a resident's question.

Replacing boundary signs around the borough, which the council claims had become delapidated anyway, has cost £21,800.

Street sign replacements, meanwhile, have set the council back £19,000.

Lampost banners put up in town centres have cost a further £41,400.

Royal status was celebrated with three days of celebrations last month featuring fireworks displays which cost £32,500. The council says this spending was offset by sponsorship.

The council says becoming a royal borough will bring new investment to the borough. The Queen herself is set to visit in April.

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1:42pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Outandabout says...

This is an appaling waste of money. There are new signs, not replacements all near me and it is a terrible waste of money, for what? The council is probably the biggest employer in the area - next to the NHS and many council tax payers will be their employees who won't be getting a pay rise this year. I'm sick of hearing that Greenwich and Bexley are keeping their Council Tax at the same level becase in real terms this is a cut in services, probably in 'hidden services' like those for the elderly and disabled. I for one couldn't give a toss that it is now a 'Royal Borough' go tug your forelock, bow and scrape using your own money not mine.
This is an appaling waste of money. There are new signs, not replacements all near me and it is a terrible waste of money, for what? The council is probably the biggest employer in the area - next to the NHS and many council tax payers will be their employees who won't be getting a pay rise this year. I'm sick of hearing that Greenwich and Bexley are keeping their Council Tax at the same level becase in real terms this is a cut in services, probably in 'hidden services' like those for the elderly and disabled. I for one couldn't give a toss that it is now a 'Royal Borough' go tug your forelock, bow and scrape using your own money not mine. Outandabout
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1:51pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Citygirl83 says...

Honestly what difference does it make? I just think it is stupid personally.
Travelling from a night out last week my friends and I commented on how they have done nothing with the hospital site. Just throwing money away.
Honestly what difference does it make? I just think it is stupid personally. Travelling from a night out last week my friends and I commented on how they have done nothing with the hospital site. Just throwing money away. Citygirl83
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2:22pm Fri 2 Mar 12

Minuteman says...

I'm surprised the total amount spent is so little - but a quarter of the budget was spent on fireworks. Really?

Does the total include all the updated council stationary, employee badges, bins etc? Or do they go around adding it in with a rubber stamp saying 'Royal Borough of'? o_O
I'm surprised the total amount spent is so little - but a quarter of the budget was spent on fireworks. Really? Does the total include all the updated council stationary, employee badges, bins etc? Or do they go around adding it in with a rubber stamp saying 'Royal Borough of'? o_O Minuteman
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10:17am Wed 7 Mar 12

bible scoffer says...

...good to see something being spent on the indigenous population for a change is it not ?
...good to see something being spent on the indigenous population for a change is it not ? bible scoffer
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