Strange goings on in budget preparations

Adrian, who is a long standing Borough Councillor and was himself financial portfolio holder for six years has written to the Borough Council Leader, Councillor Westley expressing serious concern that the budget estimates for 2015/16 for the general revenue account have still not been published when the council meeting to set the budget is only two weeks away.

Adrian said, “This will be my 16th budget as a councillor and in that time the budget estimates have always been published during January in time for the Executive Overview and Scrutiny committee or its predecessor committees and for public scrutiny. Their absence this year is unprecedented and I’ve written to the Council Leader for an explanation.”

Update: 6 hours later the budget estimates arrived. I am still awaiting an explanation for the delay. I have formed my own opinion.

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