Two stars and improving!

I have just been into Nottingham City Centre and hanging on the side of the Council House are new banners designed in the style of a report card. These proclaim Nottingham City Council’s achievements in lowering crime and increasing GCSE results.

Both the banners also say that Nottingham is a two star authority and improving. This isn’t anything to be proud of! The two stars and improving was awarded by the National Audit Commission who also said Nottingham’s performance put it in the bottom 20% of Local Authorities.

Whoever designed this latest campaign must have guessed that most people walking past the Council House would have no idea that being awarded two stars is not something to be proud off!



3 Responses to Two stars and improving!

  1. Andy says:

    Here you go

  2. nottgirl says:

    Thank you Andy!

  3. Alan-a-dale says:

    The phrase that comes to mind is ‘clutching a straws’… but this is closely follwed by ‘damned with faint praise’.

    The city is obviously desperate to be able to report something positive… but this isn’t it.

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