Sunday, 6 February 2011

Calling all tourists! Visit Rochdale because we have a nice town hall

A local council has drawn fire for investing £65,000 for its re-branding project designed to ‘drive tourism’.

Rochdale council had employed Thinkingplace, a marketing firm based in Yorkshire. The £65,000 invoice from the firm was published earlier in the week in the Manchester Evening News as part of its policy to publish all town hall payments of more than £500.

One of the town’s elements it wishes to highlight is the building where the council and town hall are based.

Meanwhile, the council’s leader Colin Lambert has called the spending of the Liberal Democrat-led council before him ‘frustrating’.

My comment: Book me a ticket to Rochdale town hall. Not to look at the building but to laugh at the people who thought this one up. A Lancashire council using a Yorkshire marketing firm is just adding insult to injury.

Read the full story from the source Carrentals

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