Monday, 8 August 2011

Shotton Communities First - transparency needed

Today's Daily Post carries the story about Higher Shotton Communities First and allegations of financial impropriety.

In the wake of Plas Madoc's problems, it's very worrying that any allegation of public money being misused is being swept under the carpet.

The complacent reaction of the local CF board chairman, Cllr Ron Davies, is particularly worrying:
“I became chair after whatever happened. A senior person had left and the issues have been dealt with.”

Tell us what happened Ron.

And while you're at it, perhaps you can ask the local AM, fellow Labourite Carl Sargeant, and minister with responsibility for Communities First, to investigate this more thoroughly.

ADDENDUM - Shane Brennan the Plaid Cymru Assembly Candidate for Alyn and Deeside made a Freedom of Information request of Higher Shotton Communities First requesting information on the 'goings on' back in April/May this year. That FOI request was ignored as was the subsequent review request. Sounds as if Cllr Ron Davies is equally as complacent in ensuring that a public body which he leads fails to comply with the law. Perhaps he won't be quite as complacent when his failure to comply is investigated by the Information Commissioner.

Plaid Gwersyllt.

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