Thursday, 13 September 2012

Lib Dems condemn Mayor’s furniture waste

Liberal Democrats  have condemned the spending of over £4000 on new furniture for the Mayor’s Parlour.
Since the council moved out of the old Redcar and Cleveland Town Hall earlier this year the Mayor’s Parlour has been moved to Kirkleatham Museum.
But figures uncovered by Liberal Democrat Councillor Chris Abbott show that rather than use the perfectly good furniture from the old Mayor’s Parlour, the council’s Labour bosses have seen fit to spend £4,319 on replacing it.
Liberal Democrat Councillor Chris Abbott commented:
“This is sheer waste of taxpayers’ money.
Kirkleatham Museum already houses quality furniture which used to be in the Mayor’s Parlour at Redcar. We want to know what has happened to the furniture at the former Eston Town Hall.
“It’s another example of Labour making cuts where it matters and spending where it doesn’t.
“At a time of austerity, this sends out totally the wrong message to the people the council serves.”

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