Saturday, 2 May 2009

Public money wasted on bottled water?

"Answer: The City of Edinburgh Council spent £10,626.04 on bottled water from January 2008 to December 2008."


Richard Taylor said...

I've just written to the press and councillors in Birmingham alerting them to the outcome of your similar request to Birmingham City Council.

I wrote:
A Freedom of Information request has revealed that Birmingham City Council has spent £53,343 on bottled water in the last year

The country can't afford this public sector extravagance and lunacy. It has to stop. Use the taps.

confirm or deny said...

Many thanks to Richard for forcing Birmingham to justify their use of bottled water. I am pleased to here Birmingham are switching to mains water.

Are all other local authorities going to do the same?

If you have never used the Freedom of Information Act before this could be a good first request.