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Council's missing cash

PUBLISHED: 11:24 13 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:30 05 July 2010

IN response to the letter from Basil Thorington (October 3), concerning the mystery over missing ratepayers' cash, it would seem that there are many more concerned ratepayers out there who just cannot understand the reluctance of Waveney District Council who appear unwilling to explain to the public exactly how and who failed in their duty to protect the interests of the ratepayers who actually are their paymasters.

IN response to the letter from Basil Thorington (October 3), concerning the mystery over missing ratepayers' cash, it would seem that there are many more concerned ratepayers out there who just cannot understand the reluctance of Waveney District Council who appear unwilling to explain to the public exactly how and who failed in their duty to protect the interests of the ratepayers who actually are their paymasters.

I have made an official request under the Freedom of Information Act as far back as April 12, 2008, and have, to date, not had a satisfactory explanation or received any relevant hard copy evidence to explain the missing monies or the name of the company who signed for, and accepted, the responsibility of delivering it to the bank on the two dates in question.

If the police have investigated the matter and there is no case to answer why the need for all the secrecy on the part of the Waveney Council. The information and hard copy evidence must have been available for the police inquiry therefore, surely it is only right and honourable for this information to be made available to Waveney ratepayers.

I applaud councillor Malcolm Cherry's action with regard to getting to the bottom of this mystery and would have thought that more councillors would have made their voices heard.

I will continue to press for answers.

Mrs G MACLOUD-THORPE

Lansdowne Road

Pakefield


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