As the permitted 23,375 lorry loads of royalty rich landfill, all 187,000m3 of inert materials to be transported to the site using HGVs carrying an average of 8m3 per delivery, came by unidentified hauliers onto the Beacon Park Golf Course for the benefit of everyone but the golfers and WLBC council tax payers, it might have been assumed some tax would be paid by someone, some company, in this example of private enterprise on a publicly owned leisure facility?

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Well no, Serco being Serco, outsourcers to the core, not a trick to be missed, and Oakland Golf & Leisure Ltd, with a director background of VAT fraud, there has been no public benefit, just the loss, the destruction, of the amenities they started with. But the lorry owners were never identified.

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And now the senior golfers have left in droves. Gone to proper golf courses, no landfill, no heaps of mud and rubble. Just beautiful landscapes, as the Beacon Park Golf Course itself was.

And strangely enough, a statement of remorse once came from Rupert Soames, Serco Group chief executive ‚ÄúThose of us who now run the business are mortified, embarrassed and angry that, in a period between six and nine years ago, Serco understated the level of profitability of its Electronic Monitoring contract in its reports to the Ministry of Justice. Serco Geografix Ltd has taken responsibility under the terms of the proposed DPA for three offences of fraud and two of false accounting committed between 2010 and 2013″. 

Isn’t it peculiar that once the fraud and false accounting crimes are proven and guilt laid bare, Serco does a deal for a “voluntary fine” to exclude the courts but the crime of destruction of Beacon Park Golf Course, simply ignored, doesn’t even merit an admission or a rap on its knuckles by WLBC?

But the deals, the official WLBC and Serco hidden landfill contracts, that involved Oakland Golf & Leisure Ltd were based on slick and sleazy claims that they were “UK Leaders in Golf Course Building and Development”. Look at the Beacon Park Golf Course today for the truth!

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