Inchgarth Victory Parade
Never in all history of all community centres has so many new floors been laid from donations one must ask why?
The council is responsible for a least half the cost if not all but they very never asked to contribute in fact its our understanding they never even asked their landlords to carry out the work in the first place, can they confirm this?
The interesting part of the ASDA Donation picture is the fact every person in that frame knew before the cash was handed over that inchgarth had raised all the money its self prior to the funds being presented a clear breach of ASDA foundation rules.
They had a management meeting prior to the March 2012 concert where they agreed to use all their members fees which raised over the ten grand needed alone plus several thousand pounds at the concert its self.
The 50 grand BAA giveaway was meant to bring the community a dream come true but has turned into a PR disaster, this is what happens to all big businesses after taking in the centre’s over played hype and Asda has also become a victim to because they were advertising for inchgarth for free commercial activities on asda information boards claiming they were supporting inchgarth as a charity when everyone now knows it was complete lies.
Inchgarth claimed they were taking down to take off the prices but they must have went to the worst printers ever as the said bogus publications are still not been put up again.
Their AGM is not going to be that much fun either they claim the BLACK GOLD (coffee at Peggy’s Cafe) is selling like hot (sponsored) cakes and all money (profits) will be pumped back into the community where is the evidence of this?
IT’S A CRAZY WORLD.
And it could only happen here in Aberdeen oh yes at inchgarth yet again!
In it’s desire to sell even more mega expensive coffee’s to it’s centres users to boost its profits further incharth community centre has come up with a very novel and ingenuous plan they are introducing toddlers and babies to each other while parents sip a cup of Garthdee BLACK GOLD sorry coffee at Peggy’s cafe.
We all know the benefits of toddlers interacting with others and the development advantages but babies is another matter.
You need to understand how a babies immune system works in order to fully understand what potential risks there are to your baby.
The immune system of a newborn is not as strong as an older infant or child. The antibodies that it is born with comes from the mother.
The mother can only pass along antibodies against germs which she has built up and immunity to. Also the antibodies that the baby is born with are not very protective and will wane after the first few months.
Therefore one can conclude that a young infant is very susceptible to certain types of infections. Many doctor’s will tell you however that breastfeeding does help to boost your newborns immune system. So if your baby is only a few weeks or day’s old their body has not had a chance to really boost their immune system, regardless of how much breast milk they have had.
If a newborn were to catch a cold it can be a lot more serious than you may think. An infant with a cold can have feeding problems, dehydration, poor sleep, difficulty with their breathing, and ear infections. Not only will a cold take it’s toll on the baby, but it will take a toll on you the parent as well.
The best thing for any new parent to do is ask your pediatrician or GP what they think FIRST.
Its not very clear by this advert who will be looking after you toddler/young baby while you are a way enjoying your very expensive local community centre cuppa?
Its also wise for them to issue the age limits for baby ages and publish advice from local health visitors if available before offering such services so parents can better understand any potential health issues for their newborns or very young babies
On a cheery note maybe its inchgarth’s idea that these babies are centre users and as such can vote at their forthcoming AGM.
What lengths will this centre go to to get parents into inchgarth to sell and consume the new cafes beverages!
Here Is a better idea if its true this centre is the best funded community centre in Scotland and it’s coffee cost just 6p to produce why dont they offer unlimited FREE coffee’s to it’s centre users just like almost any other much less funded centres in Aberdeen?
Its meant to be a not-for-profit community centre offering their community educational and support services not a motorway cafe business!
Footnote; Still no evidence provided that inchgarth cafe profits have been put back into the local community?
Ask them and see their reactions!
Inchgarth Under Pressure To Justify BAA Funding.
Over the last few days the pressure has been on Inchgarth Community Centre to try and justify why Aberdeen International Airport thought giving this centre 50 grand of funding to build a new cafe that was smaller than the last one which was over budget at 60+ grand and only two years old by making it the centre piece of an learning hub has now turned into a shambles.
We have said this all along it was but a pipe dream, it seems the best way to promote this new cafe was to have a coffee morning then a baby walking session followed by more coffees and refreshments, anyone can do this on their own as there are 4 places to drink a coffee within half a mile and every other place is cheaper!
They have just announced that they have purchased 6 ipads for its cafe customers to use notice the part where if you purchase products first then you can get access to the ipads it does not say this but visitors are been told this is the rules.
BAA stated this was the best option for their 50 grand giveaway is this really what they had in mind?
We have been informed prices are OTT for what is just a small local community centre in the middle of nowhere with wall mounted TV’s, iPads and a coke machine, how can this be a vision for a learning hub that will make a huge difference to its local community when they already had over 60 laptops already in place before another 50 grand was spent again was a waste of charity investment with nothing to show for it other than programs being advertised with before and after buy the dearest biggest profit cup of coffee in Aberdeen.
For every coffee sold inchgarth is making around 141p in profit! – What other outlet makes this much profit even top London stores makes less profit.
What does BAA think about giving money to an inner city community centre only for them to make more in profits selling coffee than even their own coffee in their own airports?
Does BAA think this was a wise investment given they said it was help the garthdee community not make them poorer?
If it only costs 6p per cup why do they need to sell it at such a high unit cost given they are not for profit organisation?
In another twist we hear the home bakes are sponsored from places in the community is this true?
They claim profits are going back into the community for the less fortunate where is the evidence of this?
Buzzwords and slogans including soundbites sound great but where is the evidence?
Why are the council allowing this kind of profiteering to take place and investigating where new lease agreements have been broken given they said one can not be a manager and chairman at the same time, if they dont then other centres will say their management agreements don’t mean a thing and the process was a waste of time!
PEGGYS CAFE ABERDEEN?
We have received a number of comments claiming we are wrong about the price of Coffee’s at Peggy’s Cafe PLC number 3, and the true cost is one pound and 50 pence – £1.50 wow! £1.46 clear profit per cup OMG was its users aware of this?
If your a bit hungry you can get surprised by the unconfirmed colossal three pounds and fifty pence – £3.50 for a basic toastie, top restaurants in Aberdeen would love to get these sort of profits – don’t forget this is a business with over a million pounds turnover and not a charity, and don’t forget this community centre does not pay for rates, electricity, etc…and because of this surely it’s time the Aberdeen City council stepped in or woke up out of their prolonged hibernation.
We would like to know how youngsters and their long suffering parents visiting this so called community centre can be expected to find this sort of monies for their snacks? Are all their parents millionaires?
We have also been told the cafes prices are way to expensive for what is after all just a simple and typical Aberdeen community centre wee drop in although we can’t confirm this as the centre has not made their food and other beverages and food prices public outside Inchgarth which seems strange, what does our readers think about their pricing, if anything?
This must be the most profitable coffee shop in Europe where the Aberdeen City Council have allowed a non-profit-organisation the rights to sell coffee and other beverages in an area that already has a number of suffering business’s that are forced to compete with inchgarth on a non level playing field except unlike Inchgarth who pay nothing to anybody these business’s have no choice but to pay proper staffing costs, electricity, heating, business rates, water rates etc… and to repeat the City Council pays all these charges for Inchgarth means the likes of starbucks and Costa coffee can’t even compete.
The next question people have been asking is where all the profits from this centre will be going to, good question we say?
Inchgarth is a NPO (non-profit-organisation) yet the council have allowed this centre to employ staff on the payroll which is not allowed under the rules and therefore taking advantage of this setup.
We have also been told (unconfirmed at this time) that inchgarth may have signed a deal with Caber Coffe if true and depending on the details if correct might be a breach of their ACC management agreements as it may be deemed a sub-let! (subject to a FOI request soon).
Of course if this part is true then BAA never paid full cost for the new Peggy’s cafe so where did their 50 grand really go?
Inchgarth claims profits will go back into the community yet there is no evidence this will happen or has ever happened to date, they are planning clothes banks, food banks and other banks but this will only increase and benefit inchgarth PLC why does mostly everything inchgarth does is money orientated when the city council already pay( ie; you and me) for everything so where does all the revenues go?
As the monies to run the Aberdeen council comes from you and me then surely it’s time the answers to these and other questions were answered for all to see, after all it’s your money!!!
Whatever the answer is one thing we do know the chef used to get around £25,000 and at the same time its manager got over £30,000 and several others also getting paid out of something proves this centre generates huge cash-flows which also means the centres treasurer an ex banking financial consultant must be a very busy boy!
Can Inchgarth management confirm all their cafes prices please on their facebook, twitter or inchgarth websites for our and your future customers perusal?
INCHGARTH MAYDAY SPECIAL
Spot the deliberate mistake in the photo above?
Answer, the above picture shows the seating area in an fire escape corridor how come there is not the minimum 1.2m of space between the chairs?
INCHGARTH MASTRICK COFFEE OFFERS
Inchgarth is so desperate to get people into Peggy’s Cafe supplied and fitted by Caber Coffee Ltd and not solely by BAA Funding alone, inchgarth is offering the poor and needy people of Mastrick to come down the big hill to sample the delights of the new peggy’s at your cost of-course.
Peggys coffee is the most subsidised coffee in the entire mainland of Scotland if not Europe and costs less than six pence to produce its little wonder the centre is planning bus trips departing from Mastrick and all other areas in Aberdeen of course should you be tempted to try out this offer please remember the chances are your own local community centre will in most parts give you free coffee and teas and still give you a better deal than that at inchgarth but if you feel you need to go there the best day to go is when the fish man is on the official centre program, no its not a tropical fish expert but the fish man in a van selling dead fish for your tea such is the peculiar inchgarth programs they provide.
Inchgarth Community Centre is NOT a charity or a charity company as stated on the site below!
Why does this community centre always try and state it has charitable status, is it trying to hoodwink trust funds out of their dosh, they call people internet trolls yet they themselves are trying to lie they are a registered charity, they kid no-one.
If they are so desperate to be known as a charity then they should become one, many need to ask themselves why all the local Councillors still needs to support a centre miss-representation of themselves as a charitable status group, what’s all that about?
How many inchgarth charity adverts are out there?
INCHGARTH TWITTER ACCOUNT.
Inchgarth CC loses the plot yet again, the MBE award holder throws the baby out the pram, how can such a person be allowed to earn 30 grand a year in an NPO yes that’s right inchgarth the non-profit-organisation that’s chairperson hires himself as an employee contrary to the rules of the regulations of our lands.
The council allow this to continue because they state we don’t employ him but they allow him in their name to operate in a building they own and a lease agreement they drew up and allow him to earn vast sums of undeclared revenues.
As you can clearly see inchgarth can’t even wish someone a speedy recovery without getting the person to drop-in for a 6 pence coffee where they charge over a quid for profiting from the sick is the real evil as spoken below?
Inchgarth was asked to take over Kaimhill for nearly 3 years but refused because their 90 grand raid on the old committee’s money failed and now they are scared Kaimhill becomes the number 1 centre in Garthdee, which it will!
Number 6 inchgarth CC wants cream egg nails, says it all really!
Final thought of the day- Internet trolls and vile stalkers, yes they do exist within the confines of a city council building nearby! Evil!!
And equally as irrational how a certain family, their relatives and mates, not to mention ex cld workers can commandeer a local facility!
It’s amazing how certain so called professional community workers have an intense, deep rooted, irrational jealousy of all things inchgarth
FREE COFFEE HAND-OUTS FOR THE YOUNG.
Just when you think inchgarth had turned a corner to normality the Inchgarth Management Committee releases a cracker, International Scotland had asked for this centre to release figures and surprisingly they have, 102 donations at 6p per cup cost price equals 1700 free cups of coffee yet inchgarth has given only free 73 cups and they say its been a huge success, what!
IT GETS WORSE
Their statement states the following, 73 cups has be given to the young (what’s all that about) do their parents know their kids are getting free coffee and other beverages free of charge, (caffeine is not good for young children according to the world health organisation) how old and how young are they? Disabled groups and people down on their luck, according to who? What do they need to prove their entitlement?
Does the people donating suspended coffees aware the centre is giving free coffee hand-outs to the young?
The cost price of this huge generosity from this centre stands at 4.38 pounds approximately and are profiteering from the people they are meant to be helping!
This is what this centre calls a huge success, who are they trying to kid?
Why is the three local councillors allowing this happen?
The Great Community Coffee Rip-Off.
The things on community centre in Aberdeen wont tell its customers!
For all visitors to a new cafe in Garthdee its only fair we let you know where your money goes and its per cup of coffee actually costs;
Caber Coffee is really nice and on its website states they sell 8x1kg bags of beans at 82 pounds each, most 1kg bags of beans uses 7g of beans for each average cup therefore each 1kg of coffee beans can produce on average 142 cups of coffee.
The centre buys in bulk it maybe cheaper still but lets say each 8kg bags will produce 8×142= 1142 cups at say 1 pound each equals 1,142 – 82 pounds for the said product equals 1062 pounds in profit, wow so that’s why BAA donated them 50 grand but hold on they already had a cafe before that costing 55 grand only two years old, confused maybe that’s the whole idea!
If the centre was attracting 3000 footfall per week as claimed and most had a coffee and extra food and given most volunteers worked there for free how is it possible for asda to claim the centre had very little in spare funds last year or any year that they sold coffee for profit?
So lets say for the sake of argument only 1000 cups of coffee were sold per week at a pound each thats 8kgs of coffee beans thats nearly 850 pounds profit on coffee sales alone per week x 50 = 40+ grand profit on coffee alone no much wonder why this centre advertises its new coffee shop at every opportunity as each cup only costs 6 pence each to produce and why most other centres in Aberdeen gives there own users free coffee and teas!
Please bare in mind all centre’s in Aberdeen get free electricity and pay no rates or commissions on profits!
If it only costs 6 pence per cup why is the centre asking its customers to donate 15+ times the cost price of the product to give 1 unit to the poor and needy which means for every one cup donated to the poor and needy the centre makes 94 pence profit from that persons plight is immoral and should not be commended in any way, of course this maybe wrong and we hope the centre will make a statement on there own site with break down figures and total number of donations thus far and how many has received free coffee since the suspended coffee imitative has begun at this centre?