NEW CARPETS & TILES INSTALLED IN MASSIVE VALE COUNCIL HQ MAKEOVER

 

Council-tax payers are funding yet another refurbishment at the Vale of Glamorgan Council HQ

Council-tax payers are funding yet another refurbishment at the Vale of Glamorgan Council HQ

Thousands of pounds of council-taxpayers’ money is now being spent on a massive refurbishment and internal re-building programme at the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s main headquarters in Barry .

In a phased programme -which has now reached “Phase 2” –  all the floors of the entire premises either have been,  or are to be,  re-carpeted  – including the recently refurbished Council Chamber .

The compound set up at the rear of the Vale COuncil;'s HQ to handle all the materials being stripped out of the building

The compound set up at the rear of the Vale Council’s HQ to handle all the materials being stripped out of the building – most of which is being taken away for recycling.

Access to the rear of the rear of the Civic Offices has been temporarily closed off and a caged compound set up to  handle all the material being stripped out of the building including hundreds of apparently perfectly-serviceable ceiling tiles – which are all being sent for “recycling“.

Having reduced the number of people it employs, the council is now attempting to rationalise the number of office buildings it uses in what it calls a “Space Programme”  and concentrate more staff in newly fitted-out offices in the main Civic Centre HQ building.

Vale Council staff working in a leased office building called Provincial House in Kendrick St Barry - are to be relocated

Vale Council staff working in a leased office building called Provincial House in Kendrick St Barry – are to be relocated as the lease comes up for renewal in November this year.

The council’s lease on a rented building in Barry called Provincial House is due to expire in November this year and staff currently accommodated in this building are to be relocated.

The Vale Council is supposed to cut back expenditure by £10,000,000 in the current financial year .

 

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8 Responses to NEW CARPETS & TILES INSTALLED IN MASSIVE VALE COUNCIL HQ MAKEOVER

  1. Colin Davies says:

    In their defence i dare day a lot of those ceiling tiles are probably not flame retardant and do not conform to current safety standards. That said, it seems a bit “rich” to undertake this sort of refurbishment whilst front line services continue to be slashed and the service received by us residents continues to suffer… but i guess as long as the council officers are comfortable in their new surroundings that’s the main thing!!

  2. Harry says:

    Absolutely ridiculous

  3. Peter Church says:

    Barry spending Penarth’s money in……. BARRY

  4. Pau says:

    Where did the ole stuff go, down the tip, no doubt! Its a drain on taxpayers, at the of the day…

    • newsnet says:

      The ceiling tiles – which are all intact – are having the backing stripped off them and are being deposited in a skip for “recycling”.

    • Colin Davies says:

      funnily enough i saw a lot of building waste fly-tipped on leckwith hill the other day just beyond the county boundary #justsaying

  5. Eyes and Ears says:

    If you don’t laugh about it you would drive yourself mad. Any ideas on who got the contract to undertake the work? Did they shop around or just accept the first price. It’s only money

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