The council recently announced that it had appointed a designer for the improvement of Camberley High Street. That’s good news, obviously. But the council couldn’t help but congratulate itself – we quote: “This key milestone of the appointment of the designer for the High Street ensures this project is running to schedule. The works will start spring 2019 and we aim to complete by the end of 2020…”
Now, we don’t want to appear churlish. But we happen to have a copy of a ‘timeline’ that the council produced some years ago. Here it is.
Now, as we read this decidedly-imprecise schedule, work on the High Street public realm was planned either to start or to finish by mid 2016. So how on earth SHBC can claim that it’s ‘running to schedule’ beats us. Unless the council has quietly shifted the goal-posts, or is deliberately trying to deceive residents (surely not!!), it must have a different calendar from ours.