UK: Lessons From The Garden Bridge Trust – The Charity Commission's Final Report - Withers LLP The Charity Commission has published its final report in relation to the Garden Bridge Trust, which cancelled plans to deliver the publicly funded "Garden Bridge" in August 2017 and is now Mondaq - Published on May 28, 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Garden Bridge fiasco 'a lesson for charity comms' The Garden Bridge project 'fiasco' is a warning to charities to clearly communicate their charitable purpose as allegations the project became too cosy to politicians have emerged following an inquest,.. PRWeek - Published on April 17, 2019
Boris Johnson's failed vanity projects as London mayor
From sweatbox buses to a novelty 'dangleway' and fantasy bridges that never saw a brick laid. Boris Johnson’s design legacy in London left the taxpayer with a bill of more than £940m after his eight..
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Garden Bridge which cost the taxpayer more than £50m was 'a failure for charity' that undermines public trust, commission rules Telegraph.co.uk - Published on April 9, 2019
Lawyers paid over £3m for advice on doomed ‘Garden Bridge’ BDB Pitmans and Gowling WLG are among the biggest billers. Law Society Gazette - Published on February 14, 2019 Jaw dropping 12,000 Exeter homes and garden bridge vision backed Council leader backs Exeter vision which would drastically reshape city North Devon Journal - Published on February 14, 2019 Also reported by • Exeter Express and Echo • Western Morning News • Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette • Torquay Herald Express
Failed Garden Bridge project to receive extra £5.5 million from public purse Telegraph.co.uk - Published on February 13, 2019
London’s scrapped Garden Bridge cost taxpayers £43m Official figures reveal outlay on project labelled a ‘folly’ by opponents FT.com - Published on February 13, 2019
Failed London Garden Bridge project cost £53m BBC Local News: London -- Around £43m came out of the public's pocket, Transport for London said. BBC Local News - Published on February 13, 2019 Also reported by • BBC News Jaw dropping garden bridge and 12,000 homes vision for Exeter Exeter City Council unveil 20-year vision for city which includes homes, cultural centres and a 'garden bridge' across the Exe Exeter Express and Echo - Published on February 7, 2019 Also reported by • Torquay Herald Express • Tiverton Mid Devon Gazette • Western Morning News • North Devon Journal
MP calls for parliamentary inquiry into Garden Bridge BBC Local News: London -- An investigation appears to show discrepancies in the Garden Bridge Trust's finances. BBC Local News - Published on May 26, 2018 Also reported by • BBC News
Funding the arts doesn’t have to be electoral suicide At £3m for 12 seats, a grand tier box in the Royal Albert Hall must count as one of the most expensive pieces of real estate in the world.
When this trophy asset was recently listed by Harrods.. City A.M. - Published on April 5, 2018
Don't let your kids play in the garden after Bridge of Earn land found to be contaminated Homes may have been built on contaminated land Daily Record - Published on March 13, 2018
Boris Johnson unable to answer questions on Garden Bridge Former London Mayor says he did not waste ‘a single penny’ of £46m of public money FT.com - Published on March 1, 2018 Boris Johnson blames Garden Bridge project blunders on successor The scrapped Garden Bridge across the River Thames is estimated to have cost taxpayers £46.4m. BBC News - Published on March 1, 2018 Also reported by • BBC Local News
Boris Johnson says he would have pushed on with controversial Garden Bridge project if he was still London mayor He sought to blame mayor Sadiq Khan for the collapse of the controversial project, which was scrapped despite costing £37m of public money Independent - Published on March 1, 2018 Boris Johnson facing grilling over £37m spent on failed Thames Garden Bridge project Foreign Secretary will be questioned by Greater London Authority committee over involvement in controversial scheme during reign as mayor Independent - Published on March 1, 2018 Also reported by • City A.M.
Shipping firms warn on Boris Johnson's plans to build a "Channel bridge" Shipping firms have warned on Boris Johnson's plans to build a road bridge to France, after it emerged the foreign secretary is taking his remit to build links with other nations rather.. City A.M. - Published on January 19, 2018 Garden Bridge designer Thomas Heatherwick nets £2.6m payout despite falling profits Telegraph.co.uk - Published on January 6, 2018
Garden Bridge: Johnson summoned before London Assembly BBC Local News: London -- This is the first time that the London Assembly has used its powers to require evidence from a former mayor. BBC Local News - Published on December 14, 2017 Margaret Hodge repays £2.97 after Garden Bridge apology Margaret Hodge tells MPs she is sorry for breaching rules about Parliamentary resources. BBC News - Published on December 11, 2017 Also reported by • BBC Local News
Dame Margaret Hodge breached code of conduct over Garden Bridge BBC Local News: London -- Dame Margaret Hodge wrongly used parliamentary facilities as part of her review of London's Garden Bridge project. BBC Local News - Published on December 7, 2017 Labour MP Margaret Hodge ordered to apologise for using Commons resources during London Garden Bridge inquiry Labour grandee broke rules by using parliamentary office for inquiry where she was paid £9,500 Independent - Published on December 7, 2017
Labour grandee Dame Margaret Hodge ordered to apologise Dame Margaret took a £9,500 fee for her review into the Garden Bridge project, which she carried out for London Mayor Sadiq Khan. MailOnline - Published on December 7, 2017 Garden Bridge would've cost taxpayers £100m, says Dame Margaret Hodge Dame Margaret Hodge, who carried out a review into the Garden Bridge, said today that she thought the controversial project would have ended up costing over £100m in public money had it gone.. City A.M. - Published on October 11, 2017
Boris Johnson secretly discussed Apple having a store on the Garden Bridge in return for funding the doomed project He was accompanied on his secret 'sales' mission to San Francisco by a deputy mayor who had once mocked the Garden Bridge as a 'crazy idea that was never going to happen'. Building plans were abandoned.. Independent - Published on September 26, 2017 Google had been lined up for multimillion Garden Bridge donation Apple was ready to join doomed project too — if allowed a mid-Thames store FT.com - Published on September 22, 2017