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AT THE BOTTOM AGAIN

In any performance table expect Labour Sandwell MBC to be at the bottom.

Contrary to the story peddled in local Labour leaflets that Sandwell is always neglected, the government has provided financial assistance to Sandwell for small businesses harmed in the coronavirus crisis.

COUNCILLORS CALL FOR COVER UP?

Cllr. Luke Giles, bumbling trade unionist, has written a letter. Or, to be more accurate, has had a letter written for him and current Labour Sandwell councillor malcontents to sign.

DOWN BUT NOT OUT

The postponement of local council elections to 2021 because of coronavirus means that a number of existing Sandwell Labour councillors will sleep more soundly in their beds.

CRIME COMMISSIONER'S DRUG DENS

The 1980’s holiday camp comedy ”Hi-de- Hi” is currently re-running on TV. One of its comic characters was childrens’ entertainer and Punch and Judy man, Mr. Partridge. Unfortunately, Mr.

LADY BOUNTIFUL

As this year’s council tax bills land on the doormats, it’s there in black and white. Socialist Sandwell has increased its tax by 4% again. While Labour Police and Crime Commissioner, the risible David Jamieson has increased his cut by 6.6%.

COSTIGAN'S CUCKOO

It’s like the first cuckoo of spring.

As we approach council elections, Sandwell MBC always announces the building of a medical centre and housing on land in King Street in Wednesbury (see E&S 12th March 2020).

NOT JUST NIBLICKS AND BALLS

 Sandwell MBC’s proposal to close Brandhall golf course and build on the site has importance not simply for golfers and people locally. If it is not viable as a golf club, the whole should be preserved as public green space.

EXCUSES EXCUSES

Two ill run organisations have recently resorted to the press in pathetic attempts to explain their inadequacies.

DAYLIGHT ROBBERY

One would expect after employees had pocketed a cool half a million pounds in a prolonged fraud that the employer would examine its systems and act positively to prevent it happening again. Expectations would be disappointed if that employer was Sandwell council.

COLLECT RENTS BEFORE RAISING THEM

A delayed Christmas present from Sandwell MBC to its 28,000+ council house tenants is a 2% rent rise. The rise is due to take effect in April. Housing chief Labour’s Cllr.