prominent Star articles recently, a group calling itself 'Voice
of the People' attacked the New Deal regeneration programme.
article quoted Ruggy Johnson and Owen Wright, both Darnall residents,
and Ellisa Clarke, an outgoing Burngreave New Deal for Communities
(BNDfC) Partnership Board rep.
Messenger can reveal that Ruggy Johnson and Ellisa Clarke
recently secured a meeting with Government Office, from which BNDfC
was excluded. Rumours are that a proposal was brought forward, including
funding for two £40,000 salaries and a £12,000 budget
for hire cars.
asked whether Government Office would entertain such a proposal
without it going through the usual process, their Press Officer
have advised Voice of the People that any funding proposal must
go through BNDfC. Government Office has no funds to allocate."