Recently there has been talk of raising Dickie Bird’s statue so people can’t stick various items on its out stretched finger.
What concerns me is what this would cost because the organisation committee for the original failed to reach the target amount and more than £20,000 had to be provided by council tax payers’ money.
At the time the council said, they were underwriting this – that is they expected to recover this sum of money at some time in the future. So far I have not seen that this has been recovered and it would be interesting to know if it has.
If it hasn’t and there is no intention of getting it back then the use of the word underwriting was misleading and the public were hoodwinked. Clarification of this I think is required before we start wasting any more public money on such projects.