KRAZY KATS

Welcome to Krazy Kats - a friendly informal online community discussing life issues that we care about. Open 24/7 for chat & chill. Come and join us!


The Video of the Week currently showing on LAL Portal Page is: 'Reality and the Extended Mind'


Rolling stock that just ... doesn't

Share
avatar
Kitkat
Admin Kat
Admin Kat

Posts : 3774
Likes received : 39
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Around the bend

Rolling stock that just ... doesn't

Post by Kitkat on Tue 08 May 2018, 22:49

Cardiff Council's Rolls Royce is driven once a year - to its MOT

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-44044881


The Rolls Royce owned by Cardiff Council has not been used for official business since 2002
A Rolls Royce owned by Cardiff Council has been kept in storage for the last 16 years at a cost to the taxpayer,
data has revealed.


The 1963 Rolls Royce Phantom was last used in an official capacity in 2002.
In the last three years the authority spent £590.85 running the vehicle, but it only left the underground car park at County Hall once a year for its MOT.

Campaigners want the "unique vehicle" to be put in a museum. The council has yet to comment.

The car was last valued in February 2008 by the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club at £70,000, while its number plate KG1 was said to be worth more, being valued at £100,000.

In a response to an FOI request published on the authority's website, the council said: "In the last three years we have spent £590.85 on running the vehicle, which equates to 196.67 per year as it is taken out of County Hall once a year for MOT.
"It is no longer used for fleet or council activities."

A Facebook group called Cardiff's Rolls Royce KG1 has been campaigning for the car to be put in a museum.
"It is a unique vehicle with an incredible history," a statement on the group reads.
"Tragically the car has spent the last decade sitting under tarpaulin in the underground car park of county hall."

    Current date/time is Mon 17 Dec 2018, 10:40