Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The Egg Whisk has Arrived

Good things come to those who wait, or so it is said. The proposal for this was first reported here in July 2010. It was erected this morning, Wednesday 4th March 2015, and the photograph was taken from upstairs on a 128 bus at approx 12:05pm.


When I got to O'Neills, (the Irish bitter is quite passable) which is where I was going, I was told by a knowledgible Redbridge council officer that Gants Hill roundabout was one of the first to be provided in England and that it was modeled on one in France, (who drive on the wrong side of the road), and that is why it has never worked properly.

15 comments:

  1. Wow! and Wow! again. Anish Kapoor eat your heart out! I take it the builder's lorry is part of the installation? A delightful touch. But shall we be able to cope with the expected influx of tourists from all over the world?

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  2. This is another piece of unnecessary expenditure by Redbridge Council when it is restricting grants to local voluntarty associations

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    1. This was funded by Section 106 money from developers, so although still public money it did not come from the Council budget.

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    2. NICK HAYES (Fullwell Ward Councillor)12:18 pm, March 11, 2015

      Further to this, it is a while since i looked at the specific arrangements for this project but as I recall the council could not have spet this s.106 money on anything other than public art on the roundabout. The only alternative to something like this would have been giving the money back to the developers.

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    3. was there no dialogue with the developers in an attempt to get them spend their money on something worthwhile which would benefit peoples lives

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  3. But what is it supposed to represent ?

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  4. My comment is that the money would have been better spent on keeping the subways of Gants Hill station clean.....

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  5. How lovely to hear from the iconoclasts.

    Particularly the guy who wants the inaccessible grant spent on cleaning the station!

    Think how clean the Sistine Chapel would be if the money hadn't been wasted on decorating the ceiling.

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  6. Wondering who commissioned the lovely Corten Steel sculpture? Gentle reader, it was I. Doesn't it look grand?
    Forget the curmudgeonly comments. Being grumpy with LBR is always the easiest reaction.
    Oh, by the way, the cash couldn't have been spent on cleaning road gullies or repairing hearts broken by the Council.
    Cheerio for now.

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  7. it does not look much like the picture in your previous report...and who will ever see this when they are in gants hill, the place is way too busy to take your eye off the road or the pavement when walking there, must just be for bus passengers.. i do find it so hard that we are all told that there is no money for other things that there is always money for art.... while carers payments are being scrutinised by mr athwal (woodford guardian) it seems crazy and i cannot help but wonder why

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  8. oh and prehaps Mr Burch you could tell s how much it cost

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    1. According to then Cllr Clark on this comment on the earlier post the cost is £70,000.

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  9. thanks mr bside21,it would take me too long to write my thoughts on this one ,i dont have the time as i look after my autistic son.......which this council seems to think that all the carers in the borough should be means tested.....while wasting money on a monstrosty

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  10. NICK HAYES (Fullwell Ward)10:44 pm, March 19, 2015

    Not all councillors opted to charge carers, only Labour ones. Conservative councillors voted against Labour's "Carers' Tax" and proposed alternative savings including not inventing a new senior management post, reducing (but not stopping) financial support to Unison and the GMB and cuts to the council's press and publicity machine. The two lib dem councillors present, to their credit, supported the Conservative proposals.

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  11. and there's me thinking that it is labour who look after the more "Vunreble" in society (sorry cannot spell... ) went to hainault high

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