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    Ah, a more upmarket jumble sale, then?

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    I suspect that is a very fair summary

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    I've sometimes looked round shops of this type towards the end of the trading day, and that's pretty much what they look like.

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    Looks like Friargate LLP will do very nicely out of this, while the council gets lumbered with someone else's debts: https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...-cash-14173209

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    It's not the council, but the local tax payers being stuffed. It's OUR money that O'Boyle and his incompetent cronies are wasting, despite worldly advice to the contrary.

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    Some mixed views on the Friargate project: https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...tions-14192308

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    I have one quoted there. My daughter took great delight in sending me a screen shot. It's a pity that they didn't use another of my quotes on the topic, but I guess they removed that one as they would deem it rude.

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    90m thrown at the black hole by the WMCA: https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...e-90m-14393134

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    Our money!

    Somehow I doubt that the project will ever be completed in its entirety, and I'll bet that it'll never deliver the financial benefits promised.

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    Nah, it'll be the best thing that ever happened to Coventry! *guffaw*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lex View Post
    Remembering palaver the BBC's move to Manchester caused, I'm not sure this will happen; it might turn out to be good for the area if it does happen, though: http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/new...annel-12815699
    The fight has started. I'm interested to know about the 418 million benefit to the economy. Does this apply to only Leamington? Will this be an annual figure, or will it be over a number of years?

    https://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/...ncil-1-8495672

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    I remain unconvinced.

    A coordinated WMCA would be far more preferable than these ad hoc stand alone attempts. Andy Street ought be coordinating things but he has a vested interest in it going to Birmingham (As most of the benefits from the WMCA will!)

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    Another bit of piecemeal redevelopment for Coventry; I wonder if anyone has thought of creating a 'clear vision & aspiration' for the whole redevelopment of the city?

    https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/ne...ecome-14655003

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    I actually like that area, but it's been let go badly since its last revamp. If money is going to be spent, then ongoing maintenance must be kept up.

    That's also the only place in Coventry that I've ever had a car broken into!

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    From the picture, the area looks ok - a sort of scaled down version of Birmingham's canal area.

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    It's a blind termination of the canal. The Canal splits into 2 wharves, originally for loading/unloading purposes. I believe these days one of the wharves is largely taken over by a boat hire company.

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