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Bonkers Blog April 2019

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14 April (Part 2) - Bad PR for P and R

Expenditure P and R lose £27 million
Lots of times I have heard Bexley Council say that it always places contracts with local companies if it can and P and R Installations is a local company based in Sidcup specialising in small and not quite so small building and maintenance jobs.

They have contracts with 13 London boroughs including Bexley and several more further afield plus a good handful of housing associations.

There are allegations on the web that they have been guilty of ripping customers off and it could be that there is no smoke without fire because it is also reported that Dover District Council is looking for a new contractor.

A web search will reveal allegations of gas leaks, no heating, failed appointments and perhaps most serious of all, forged gas safety certificates. It is said that just a handful of local authority contracts add up to more than £20 million.

Does Bexley Council know about this? Maybe they should be prompted into taking a look.

I don’t often look at the Council’s list of bills paid over £500, it is too easy to deceive readers because of the lack of full information and therefore it’s rarely worthwhile but when I looked today discovered that it had not been updated for the last four months. The figures shown come from November 2018.


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