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From Private Eye's Rotten Boroughs column

This issue includes pieces on mismanagement by Doncaster's directly elected Mayor Martin Winter after Ofsted's judged the Council's Children's Services Department "inadequate" with the deaths of seven children. It reminds reader of an earlier controversy involving Winter and the Glass Park Regeneration Project.

A piece on Hackney (Britain's worst Council) reports that they may miss out on Government funding for an adventure playground in Victoria Ward because of delays choosing a site - but they have found £50,000 for Hands Inc am outfit that offers "holistic massage" to young persons to aid their "emotional orientation."

Other items include news of the arrest of Asuman Ozkan, chairman of Lambeth Council's housing almo Lambeth Living Limited. There is criticism of Conservative-run Wiltshire Council who want to send local cabbies on an NVQ course in "Road and Passenger Transport." They also ask why Conservative-run Basildon is spending £2 million refurbishing Council offices due for demolition.


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