Is it now “libellous” to mention THE FRAUD?

There  we were a day or two ago posting – Don’t Mention The Fraud! and here we are mentioning it again… Why? Quite simply because one of “Your Waverley” councillors who is implicated in the DMTF, wrote to us complaining – and perish the thought that the Waverley Web wants   councillors complaining.  If we get it wrong, we apologise,  if we don’t we explain our reasons for not doing so. OK folks?

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Councillor Jim Edwards.


 Those of you who know our little reason for watching over the everyday life of Waverley folk will know our message.  “Oh what a tangled web we weave when once we practise to deceive.”  So below the spider’s web is the comment we received from a miffed Councillor Jim Edwards to this post: Whatever you do… don’t mention… THE FRAUD!

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Yes Councillor Edwards we get it – you weren’t actually on the Audit Committee when the fraud occurred. But read  what the Egans’claim.


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So, Councillor Edwards there’s your answer and we will let the public judge? So forgive us for not apologising, because we are unsure what we are actually apologising for?

So in the meantime – thank you for reading and contacting the Waverley Web, it is nice to know you follow us along with your colleagues, who we are told, consider  us their “secret indulgence,” at home of course, because it is blocked from the council’s internal  system.

Perhaps we should also mention that it was you Councillor Edwards who so warmly congratulated  ‘Your Waverley” for  informing council tenants so promptly that they had been overcharged for their water. The council, along with over 70 other authorities,  have to repay tenants and WBC’s bill is likely to be around £400,000  for those tenants who are not metered by Thames Water.

 So vociferous was  his thanks  for the timely way the mistake was dealt with, and  tenants  informed,  it was almost funny. Because… of course there had been widespread publicity about the mistake, affecting  the other authorities, – so no one  could  hide this little error  could they ? Dare we hope a lesson has been learned?

It also bothers us that, THE FRAUD,  appeared to have been covered  by the auditors!


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