Friends and Readers
Pilton Sucks has been exposing the crooked behaviour of some Edinburgh Council Officials, one of whom is GREG WARD. We now print the evidence which shows WARD to be the crook we told you he was.
Credit must go to Councillor Jason Rust who seems to be the only elected member who realises that Ward is a crook. Below is an accurate transcript of questions asked :
Questions/Comments: I liked the recent Bog off post. If you attach some information from Full Council last year which highlighted Greg Ward’s preference for awarding contracts to friends and family. There is much more to come.
QUESTION NO 7
By Councillor Rust for answer by the Convener of the Economy Committee at a meeting of the Council on 20 November 2014 Question
(a) How many contracts have been awarded since 2008 to Carole Claridge / C2 Management Consulting of Brighton, East Sussex?
(a) 10 contracts in total have been awarded over the last six years to C2 Management Consulting. No contracts have been awarded to Carole Claridge directly.
(b) What is the value of each contract/commission?
(b) The value of each purchase order is:
Production of the Economic Development 3 year plan
Review of progress against the 3 year plan
The development of early policy work which eventually led to the setting up of the Scottish Cities Alliance
Marketing Edinburgh Integration bringing together DEMA, the Edinburgh Conference Bureau and Film Focus. This involved a feasibility study and business case which was produced at the request of the DMA board, working to the board and Chairman.
Preparation work for the Marketing Edinburgh Board away day.
Development of the Strategy for Jobs
Delivery of a Strategy Workshop for City partners on Monday 4 July 2011
Delivery & write up of 2 econ strategy workshops on 31 Aug & 13 Oct.
Development of the Sustainable Energy Action Plan
Preparation of the Energy Services Company Business Case
(c) On how many of these contracts was a procurement exercise undertaken?
(c) As a result of the relatively low values of each commission these are not recorded on the Council’s contract register. However the market was continually tested to ensure value for money for this type of work.
Orders since 2010 have been reported in the Council’s annual report on consultancy spend. Orders in 2014 were approved through waiver reports in accordance with Contract Standing Orders and reported to Finance and Resources Committee on 30 October.
(d) What connection has the Council or officials with Carole Claridge / C2 Management Consulting of Brighton, East Sussex?
(d) The Director of Economic Development has contracted intermittently with
C2 Management Consulting over a period of the last decade both here in Edinburgh and at the South East Economic Development Agency. The work provided by this company is well informed, consistent and is cost effective compared to the rates that would be charged by economic development consultancy houses elsewhere.
(a) How many contracts have been awarded since 2008 to Ward Sparrow of Crowborough, East Sussex?
(a) No contracts have been awarded to Ward Sparrow directly. Effective Contracting Limited, a company which Ward was a Director of, were awarded
13 contracts in the period 2008-2012, with a total of 23 purchase orders being raised
It is painfully obvious that WARD is hard at it, the above transcript shows clearly that WARD has conducted himself in a corrupt manner. This clown who compares himself to Alexander the Great, more like Humpty Dumpty speaks of meddling elected representatives. What this clown should realise is that these meddling representatives should have meddled much more in WARDS affairs. Freedom of information will show how much this creep has spent on jollys abroad, his wining and dining with HENDERSON GLOBAL before they were awarded the Saint James Quarter contract. Again what does it take for our elected members apart from Councillor Rust to get it through their heads that this guy is a cheap crook at taxpayers expense. We broke the story of WARDS corrupt activities, surely Edinburgh City Council have to take action against WARD. If nothing is done and Ward continues with his activities then it’s the whole of the Council including the elected members who will feel the heat.