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It was orginally £24 million including the £600,000 for plan development. The budget ran over by 25% to £30 million. The lottery tipped up £12.9 million, an eneterprise fund £5million and £2million direct from the business rates account -  although there are different figures for the mix depending on which version you read.

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I only wish you had posted them individually. 

On 9/2/2021 at 12:07 AM, Brew said:

 

The football analogy is not really relevant, they're not dipping in the public purse.

 

In the round we're looking at lord knows how much to refurbish Eastcroft, £17 million for the square, £30 million for the castle, £560 million for the tram, another £200 million for the proposed Kimberley link plus losses of almost a £1million a WEEK.

Add to that the  proposed  battery tram at a cost of £2.3 BILLION (over £46 million per mile),  It's no wonder the county jumped ship and Broxtowe wants nothing to do with it. Amortise that lot and the final total will make your eyes water!

Are taxpayers really getting good value? How is fair to compare a national (Covid) expenditure with that of a local council? of course the numbers will be bigger and proves... well not a lot really.

 

Raising questions about dodgy suppliers brings to mind Cllr Robinson who was allowed to resign after admitting his nefarious actions when trying to force through the Derby  planning application - he should have been prosecuted and all his council dealings investigated - but that's politics for you.

 

 

You seem to be confused. The tram is a concession and is not operated or financed by the city. The original go-ahead for the tram came from central government and any expansion of the network will only happen if the government approves. 

 

 

 

 

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Not unusual to have a bus company on board. NCT were involved as part of the team running the original franchise.

 

This sounds interesting if you want to hear the thinking behind the castle revamp...

 

https://nlha.org.uk/event/the-nottingham-castle-project-dr-richard-gaunt-nottingham-civic-society/?fbclid=IwAR3rW_p6S_WHAoRqlr-cppu9uFpA0uyu8r-50o4RmLJEtopVoe16GMKEeR8

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I’ve just seen that entrance to the castle although still £13 or £12 for concessions (family tickets available) now gives free entry as many time as you want for a year. I think that’s good value. 

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It seems to be the practice now to charge an outlandish admission fee but to say that the buyer can return as many times as they like within a specified period of time. The Crich Tramway Museum operate the same strategy.  That's fine and dandy when people live locally but not so good for those who don't. What was wrong with the previous system of a fair admission fee for each visit?

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Talking of Crich, went there with the wife's cousin and her husband.

I bought the tickets and we were told the same info, re coming back.

I gave the tickets to cousin as were coming home the day after and not sure of our next visit to Nottingham. Thought no more about it until we found that said cousin and husband were going back to Crich, taking a different couple with them each time. Not only that but they swore blind that they were the original four when the tickets were bought, after being asked by the staff. So we never did get our free returns. (Newhaven Fort operate the same system).

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We have had the grandchildren all week so went to the castle the other day. I shelled out my £27 for a family pass. They enjoyed it. It was lovely to go back. I didn’t get chance to look around the ‘castle’ building completely, I don’t walk too well and it was so hot and perhaps it’s not fair to say yet but initial impressions, I preferred it as it was. The grounds are little changed. They have deckchairs dotted around and I sat looking out towards Wilford Hill and had a nice snooze for an hour or so while they played in the adventure park. We’ve already been back, I WILL get my monies worth.

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