Lib Dems call for block on discretionary grant to parish council

March 5, 2008 4:23 PM

Lib Dem councillors have called for the discretionary grant to Kelvedon Hatch Parish Council to be withheld until after various auditor investigations on the parish council's financial affairs are completed.

They moved a motion during the debate on the setting of the council tax due to the affairs of Kelvedon Hatch PC being investigated by the internal and external auditors and the Audit Commission,.

Lib Dem Leader Cllr David Kendall said

"The Liberal Democrat group do not believe it was right for the public funds to be given through the discretionary grant until the investigations are complete. If the auditors give the all clear then borough councillors can quite easily go ahead and award the grant later."

The motion was defeated by the ruling Conservative administration.