After a period of silence on this blog I make my return with news of scandal! In a local politics first for this blog, what better way to dive in than on a “scandal”. News came from Llanidloes town hall that there has been misuse of funds, in particular the use of the council groundskeeper on the private garden of the town clerk.
It would seem that the council’s groundskeeper worked on the clerk’s garden while he should have been working for the town council. The scandal, however, comes from the fact that the town council voted to “sweep the matter under the carpet”. According to the council, accounts are audited as required, and the auditors have not called this into question.
A petition is now doing the rounds calling for an investigation into the matter. I wonder whether this issue is being used by individuals who happen to be standing in the 3rd of May county council election? Hmm….
Although this blog made it to the longlist of best political blog in the Welsh Blog Awards; it has, unfourtunately, not been lucky enough to make it to the short list.
However @caebrwyn’s (Jacqui Thomson) blog has made it to the short list, and a very well done to her! There is a ‘people’s choice award’ for the blog where you all can vote, and so I urge all of you to go and vote for carmarthenshireplanning.blogspot.com. The blog has been working constantly to open up local government decision making, and to attain the right to film at council meetings, a cause fully supported on this blog!