Putting taxpayers money to good use

The saga of the sale of Telford & Wrekin Council’s civic offices to Asda is a long one which I won’t go into here but things are moving along now and Telford & Wrekin are getting ready to move into their offices.

The council has purchased Addenbrooke House in Ironmasters Way – until recently occupied by HMRC – to use as its new civic offices.  It’s in a great location in the town centre area, on a busy walkway between the train station and the town centre and almost within touching distance of their Darby House office.  It has good communication links, a large car park and a staff restaurant on the ground floor.  The outside of the building is a bit dirty though and it could do with a good wash down.  But why wash a building when you can paint it?  White.  In the rain.  That’s a better use of taxpayers money, surely?

Addenbrooke House being painted

And I won’t go into the pay & display car park they’re operating from Addenbrooke House without planning permission, fining visitors to Telford who parked there to see the Olympic torch coming through town.  Not yet anyway.

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