City Council’s ‘fact finding tour’ of US

How do you think Nottingham City Council could usefully spend £10,000? Maybe more street cleaning? Or what about some part time youth workers?

Okay I know £10,000 isn’t much, especially in the overall context of vast city council budgets. But is a US ‘fact finding’ toour really the best way to spend this money.

According to the Evening Post “THE Sheriff of Nottingham begins a US tour today, in search of ideas for a Robin Hood development in the city.

Councillor Leon Unczur will visit six cities and 24 attractions in nine days. He will go to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and New York….

The trip will include John Lyle, founder of the branding company, Purple Circle, Stephen Barker, the director of marketing and communications at Nottingham City Council, and Coun Unczur.”

Follow the link below to read more.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/news/Sheriff-Nottingham-tour-Robin-Hood-ideas/article-1320095-detail/article.html

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2 Responses to City Council’s ‘fact finding tour’ of US

  1. Alan-a-dale says:

    I’ve posted about this today.

    http://alanadale.wordpress.com/2009/09/09/sheriff-meets-the-terminator-but-will-it-be-good-for-robin-hood/

    I don’t think £10,000 is too much as long as the ‘fact-finding tour’ actually delivers the goods. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to wait a hell of a long time to find that out.

  2. nottgirl says:

    I agree £10,000 is not a great deal of money to spend on this. However, given how publically controversial any ‘fact finding’ tours are, the Council should ensure that the tour has clear links to its objectives. Frankly I can’t see what will be learned from visiting attractions in the key cities oulined above. These are cities with large attractions and large numbers of tourists – hardly comparable to what is or I think could become, the situation in Nottingham.

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