Rochdale Online have kindly re-keyed the second of the Rochdale stories in Private Eye this week ... so we don't have to. Seems the Rochdale Development Agency chief exec John Hudson, paid gersquillions* with little in the way of concrete outcomes but plenty of hot air (Town Centre impression above), has decided to follow the bollock weighing bare butt smacker Sir Cyril Belch MBE and come out fighting. Hasn't worked for Cyril. Will it work for Honest John?
* Around £150,000 plus generous package is the order of germagnitude.
INCIDENTALLY: Rochdale MBC and RDA appeared to have been saved by Europe from having to go ahead with the potentially disastrous and muchly disputed Town Centre contract let to Wilson Bowden Homes, snapped up for £300M I think by Barrett Homes, and then devalued instantly on their troubled Balance Sheet to some £3M.
Will they give it to Barrett again, given that their process was so good?