Huge moves are afoot in the Council with it’s arms length (we own it, they take the blame) companies. The news we have is that TIE, Waterfront and EBS will all be amalgamated into one company.
We are told that Waterfront’s Chief Executive, Colin Hunter, was summoned to the City Chambers last week and informed. It is unclear whether he will remain in charge of the ill-fated Waterfront project or be returned to the council in “hardly used” condition.
We were informed that Hunter would be being fired but after the following email exchange, it seems he is denying it.
From: The Basa [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 05 May 2009 02:49
To: Colin Hunter
Subject: Staff redeployment
Hi Mr. Hunter,
News coming in to our news hut with the leaky roof is that you are
getting the heave-ho today. We think you were better than that wee
slimeball Izatt (who’s now screwing up Jersey by all accounts) but
progress is progress. C’est la vie.
Would you care to either comment or grant an interview?
Subject: RE: Staff redeployment Hi and thanks for the email. I’m afraid this is just a rumour. Thanks and regards Jane Dennyson www.waterfront-ed.com Waterfront Edinburgh Limited
Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 15:23:38 +0100
From: Jane Dennyson
Colin asked me to get back to you as he’s in back to back meetings today.
Granton Park Avenue
Hi and thanks for the email.
I’m afraid this is just a rumour.
Thanks and regards
Waterfront Edinburgh Limited
Oh, well then. The secondment continues as the land prices keep on dropping.