Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Warren Bradleys Liverpool War Zones.

There are a few bloggers that we admire in their forthright and honest no-nonsense approach and one of them is Correspondent from the "blog roll" on the right hand side. Scribblings Jottings and Musings.   http://condensedthoughts.blogspot.com/ He is a seld styled Correspondent.
 I wish he was working for Trinity "Smoking" Mirror group he would not allow himself to be institutionalised. Its best if we keep on the zone with the finger on the pulse and this is not a bad stop for a liitle truth now and again in between the advertorial world of Trinity "Smoking" Mirrors .
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2010/04/26/council-leader-warren-bradley-we-ripped-heart-out-of-liverpool-communities-100252-26317085/ Yesterdays Daily Ghost (will someone put the old dog down its riddled with arthritis ) did a spin which we all know about but Correspondent spells it out which I have reprinted below. 
The picture I have used was taken in One Park Gone Worst at Chavasse Park, (entitled "I tell them that big") which came 4th in BD magazines Carbuncle cup, defering to the winner the Terminal Ferry Carbuncle.  Here Warren Bradley is talking to John Prescott who came up with the ideas, to rip the heart out of huge communities, and call them New Heartlands. Did he question him about his sick idea? http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/search/label/Elizebeth%20Pascoe
No he chatted about his proudest achievement, which was....Grosvenor-pool. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2010/02/grosvenor-pool-putting-co-into.html
Well considering he was mentored by Clever Trevor and Doreen who live on the Duke of Westminsters estate, what do we expect. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2009/09/trevor-jone-steps-down-good-riddance.html

Warren's War Zones
Election campaigning continues apace. Yet amidst the bombast, bluster & bullshit, there are disconcerting sounds of, well, not contrition or remorse exactly, more like an embarrassed clearing of the throat, a muffled sigh, a sotto voce aside.
Home truths are beginning to be acknowledged by those whose state of denial has been so deep as to be subterranean. Wayne has long pointed out how, inter alia, the disfigurement of the city's waterfront blocks the view of the Three Graces. The response until now has varied from an embarrassed silence to an exercise in juvenile name-calling. However, the pretence is starting to slip & Wayne expertly dissected its threadbare nature earlier today  http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2010/04/mann-island-is-penny-finally-dropping.html

Another area where the Fib Dem council is inching dangerously close to a mea culpa concerns housing. Warren Bradley blurts out the obvious to David Bartlett in this morning's Oldham Echo  http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2010/04/26/council-leader-warren-bradley-we-ripped-heart-out-of-liverpool-communities-100252-26317085/  
Bartlett is moved to observe that Bradley's comments are "frank". Well, yes & no. It certainly puts the Fib Dems' Bread & Circus approach to the city in a stark context hitherto ignored by Oldham Hall Street. However, it also seeks to deflect at least some of the blame onto Whitehall & the quangocracy: "The council, national government and (regeneration agency) English Partnerships probably bit off more than we could chew.
"We announced six renewal areas, and in hindsight we should have done it one by one. Completing one area and then moving onto the next."
Bradley's tactic is totally transparent, admit mistakes, but imply that Labour & English Partnerships are at least equally culpable. This is election time, don't forget.
The man who is to local history what Jeremy Clarkson is to cycling goes on to deliver some choice comments which act as incriminating evidence in the case against the Fib Dems' reign of misrule in the city:
"You can't rip the heart out of the community and promise them something in 15 years time.
"I just don't think it is correct, but we are where we are. We have now got the job of rebuilding communities and giving them reassurance.........
"We should have landscaped areas so that people didn't feel they were living in a war zone".
That's some self-confessed record of ruin to play at the voters, isn't it? As well as the civic vandalism of what's still mystifyingly called a World Heritage Site & inflicting Grovesnor-pool in the process, Bradley & his cohorts have neglected whole neighbourhoods not fortunate enough to live in the city centre or in Fib Dem wards. The war zones have been left to fester.

Well said Mr Correspondent hope you dont mind me borrowing your well written and direct to the point text.

This is the same bloke Warren Bradley who said,  Prince Charles told him it was all great and the regeneration in Liverpool was marvelous. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2009/07/warren-bradley-you-are-not-very-clever.html When David Bartlett was presented with a letter from Prince Charle's private secretary to the contrary he hushed it up, shame on you Larry Bartlett, shame on you. You are worse than Larry Neild.
See Warren talking about Liverpools waterfront that under his errr...leadership was destroyed http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2010/02/warren-bradley-talking-about-liverpools.html

Mates with fellow fire-bobby, the disgraced, Steve Hurst http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2009/09/councillor-steve-hurst-steps-down-good.html
Its all OK our heritage is fine, they even write the stories for the Oldham Hall Street Brigade.


  1. Letters to the editor April 28
    Apr 28 2010 Liverpool Daily Post
    Add a commentRecommend (1) Council’s housing mea culpa too late

    BACK in the seventies, politicians sussed there are few votes in mass housing clearance because of the social disruption it imposes, at huge expense, with universally disappointing results.Š

    Unfortunately, in the last decade, Liverpool's ruling Lib-Dems and Labour opposition both chose to skip these lessons and appear to operate as a “demolition coalition”, offering little scrutiny to John Prescott's damaging “housing market renewal” proposals.

    Confronted with the “New Heartlands Pathfinder”, the city accepted the regeneration cash, signed off the land-deals, supported eviction of tenants and home-owners, and looked away as established communities crumbled.Š

    Now, for every gleaming new building in Liverpool's resurgent city centre, there is street-upon-street of fine Victorian terraces standing empty in the twilight streets beyond.Š

    Famous districts like Anfield, Toxteth and Edge Hill have been laid waste.

    The Council leadership's 11th-hour “mea culpa” may mean sanity finally breaks out just as the cash runs dry.

    Residents stuck in the half- emptied Welsh Streets and elsewhere may ask Joe Anderson if Labour will do things any differently. They will be desperate to know if Cllr Bradley's admission means the CPO threat is finally lifted or not.Š

    If so, there is a last chance of refurbishment and “homesteading” (letting local people and builders take on empty properties themselves).

    The one encouraging fact is that most of the streets scheduled for clearance are still standing. It is to our shame that many of their former residents may well not be.

    Jonathan Brown, L6

    This is in todays Daily Ghost

    Jonathan is a council member of the Merseyside Civic Society


  2. http://www.salfordstar.com/article.asp?ID=553&msg=Thank-You%20for%20your%20comment,%20your%20comment%20will%20appear%20below%20the%20article%20after%20it%20has%20been%20verified.

    SAlford Star show that they too have problems with the disastrous idea to rip out the heart of a community.

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