Saturday, March 10, 2007
Waste at Flintshire County Council
Flintshire residents have been hanging their heads in dispair over years of mismanagement and waste by the Labour run Council. Over the last few years there have been damning reports on the lack of accountability by Price Waterhouse Coopers. We are waiting for the next report due out in a couple of weeks - but in the meantime it is clear that the Labour policitcal leadership of the Council appears to have not the slightest clue of how to punch its way out of a paper bag. The latest fiasco sees a further £585,000 being wasted - Flintshire having to pick up the vast majority the "tab" because of their failures. Whose heads have rolled over this?? Have we heard a word of protest from the local Labour AM or MP at the waste of funds - of course not. In the meantime Childsplay nursery a vital service to working families is being cut even though it could make a profit for the council. Despite many of the failings being highlighted by PWC in 2003 they have still not been addressed. Meanwhile rumours abound of further problems and large deficits to come - and once again it will be the ordinary council tax payer in Flintshire that will pay the price.