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HS2 and Stoke on Trent, part seven

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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.

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August 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm

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