Various news outlets have reported that many of our senior councillors have spent the last few days, at our expense, in luxury hotels in the French Riviera destination of Cannes. Famous for its film festivals, yaughts and stars the town is less well known for being the host of an international property conference which takes place annually, called MIPIM
It is apparently a global gathering and this year a delegation was led from London by Boris Johnson, which our councillors were part of. They have been accused of going there at great public expense simply to sell off more of our estates to developers, re-housing the unfortunate tenants elsewhere. The councillors defend this by saying thats not the case at all, they simply want to attract inward investment into the Borough. Personally I have no problem with councillors going to the end of the earth if they need to if its going to lead to real inward investment in our Borough, but the fact that their defence is so weak does rather suggest that their accusers have got a point.
They have not categorically denied that further estates in Hammersmith and Fulham will be sold off to developers. Would they like to take this opportunity to do so?
Meanwhile, back in the 3% council tax cut utopia that is Hammersmith and Fulham, here is yet more evidence of what those cut backs in public services actually look like