“A £200m plan to build a bridge covered with trees over the River Thames in central London has officially been abandoned.
The Garden Bridge Trust said it had failed to raise private funds since losing the support of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan in April.
It comes after a review of the project recommended it be scrapped.
At least £37.4m of public funds has already been spent on the project and a further £9m is at risk.
In total, an estimated £46.4m of taxpayers’ money – calculated as direct grants of about £26m from the Department of Transport (DfT), around £11m in services in kind from Transport for London (TfL) and the remainder in cancellation costs – has been spent, according to the review by Dame Margaret Hodge.” — BBC News website
“£37.4m of public funds has already been spent”… Soooo let me get this right. Absolutely no construction has taken place and no final decision to actually start the project had been taken until now and they’ve already spent £37.4m plus a possible additional £9m. On what exactly? Are they taking the f*cking p*ss or something?
One thing’s for sure… somebody has lined their pockets from this fiasco!