No – of course you didn’t cover anything up – like hell you didn’t. You just didn’t tell anyone and hoped you would’t be found out to be the disingenuous bunch you are. WBC – you knew exactly what was going on, and in your normal style, you hoped all would not be revealed, now you are hiding away under the blanket of:
“We cannot comment because it is the subject of a police investigation”
Now, 18 months after the event, one of your own former managers is spilling the beans – a whole catering tin of them. He claims the decision not to publicise the £200,000 fraud in the build-up to the elections was surprise, surprise – politically motivated.
A meeting was hastily organised by Executive Director, “Wonder Wenham” and HR Director, “Name the Gane“. Senior Managers were told the fraud investigation had to be kept quiet and out of the press, due to the build-up to the 2015 elections. The whistleblower said the meeting was symptomatic of the “bullying culture” at Waverley, claiming staff morale was at an all-time low as a result of the council’s draconian and humiliating policies. No Councillors were briefed, after all they are just voters’ fodder! In the interest of balance, WBC has denied any such meeting took place, Well, they would wouldn’t they. Who do you believe the Whistleblower or Waverley Borough Council? Answers in the comment blob above.
A spokesman for the council said, it had no policy on reporting serious matters, such as fraud investigations to councillors, either in public meetings or private briefings, beyond signing-off committee minutes at meetings of the Full Council.
LESSON NO. 383 FOR COUNCILLORS:
READ THE DAMNED MINUTES/PAPERWORK IN FUTURE!
OTHERWISE, GOD KNOWS WHAT YOU MIGHT BE SIGNING OFF!
Beware all the new Independent Farnham Residents councillors! Question your betters as you have started to, and you will get the same treatment metered out to the likes of UKIP councillor Diane James – and we all know what happened to her! Remember what Councillor Band told you “your comments are not helpful”.