Council pays £25,000 for binmen’s outing to Cinderella pantomime featuring Gok Wan

 A city council has come under fire for spending £25,000 to send its refuse collectors to a pantomime.

About 600 staff at Bristol City Council’s wholly owned subsidiary company Bristol Waste have been offered tickets to watch Cinderella at Bristol’s Hippodrome theatre, starring fashion guru Gok Wan.

One unimpressed taxpayer tweeted: ‘How ironic that @BristolWaste (aka @BristolCouncil) should buy their staff tickets to see [Cinderella] at the Hippodrome when working for the council is a complete pantomime anyway!’

Bristol City Council has come under fire for spending £25,000 to send around 600 refuse collectors to a Cinderella pantomime at at Bristol’s Hippodrome theatre. The show will star fashion guru Gok Wan

Bristol City Council has come under fire for spending £25,000 to send around 600 refuse collectors to a Cinderella pantomime at at Bristol’s Hippodrome theatre. The show will star fashion guru Gok Wan

Bristol City Council has come under fire for spending £25,000 to send around 600 refuse collectors to a Cinderella pantomime at at Bristol’s Hippodrome theatre. The show will star fashion guru Gok Wan

Richard Eddy, a Tory councillor on Labour-controlled Bristol City Council, said: ‘At a time when public services are stretched and more than 1,000 employees of the council have been made redundant, it seems genuinely incredible that a wholly owned subsidiary of the council is paying this sum of money for panto tickets.’

Bristol Waste said the tickets were a ‘token of thanks’ intended ‘to acknowledge the hard work of our crews and staff’.

One unimpressed taxpayer tweeted: ‘How ironic that @BristolWaste (aka @BristolCouncil) should buy their staff tickets to see [Cinderella] at the Hippodrome when working for the council is a complete pantomime anyway!’

One unimpressed taxpayer tweeted: ‘How ironic that @BristolWaste (aka @BristolCouncil) should buy their staff tickets to see [Cinderella] at the Hippodrome when working for the council is a complete pantomime anyway!’

One unimpressed taxpayer tweeted: ‘How ironic that @BristolWaste (aka @BristolCouncil) should buy their staff tickets to see [Cinderella] at the Hippodrome when working for the council is a complete pantomime anyway!’

 

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