HS2 and Stoke on Trent, part seven
Stoke on Trent’s Sentinel newspaper has reported that the city’s council spent £801,531 on developing and marketing its plans for the HS2 ‘Stoke Route’.
[Revealed: The £800k cost of Stoke-on-Trent’s failed HS2 bid, Phil Corrigan, The Sentinel, August 27, 2015]
COUNCIL leaders in Stoke-on-Trent have spent more than £800,000 of taxpayers’ money trying to bring HS2 to the city in a bid which now looks to have failed.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s previous Labour administration spearheaded efforts to secure a Potteries station on the high speed railway.
[…] The amount spent since 2013 includes:
£789,295 on professional services;
£6,366 on marketing;
£3,138 on travel and;
£2,732 on workshops and meetings.
The bulk of this amount, £651,732, was spent in 2014/15, while a further £16,840 has been spent in the current financial year despite the bid looking to have failed.