FISCAL FAILURE BY CONSERVATIVE ADMINISTRATION REVEALED - £1.6M ON ADP COSTS AND RISING
RDC HAS PAID THEIR DEVELOPER OVER £622k TO REMOVE OUR MILL HALL FROM THE ASSET DELIVERY PROGRAMME
In November 2022, RDC published a report which ‘redacted’ the costs paid to their Developer for removing our Asset of Community Value Mill Hall from the infamous Asset Delivery Programme, citing they were ‘commercially sensitive.’
Save Mill Hall Community Group and members of our campaign immediately sent in Freedom of Information requests and appeals for this figure to be shared as it was clearly in the public interest. All were refused.
Now, a mere 4 months later and thanks to the persistence of our members, the new Monitoring Officer at RDC ‘with the agreement of GB Partnership’ have released the redacted figure.
£340k Development Partner (work completed to date)
£622k Development Partner (payoff for Mill Hall ADP removal)
The self-styled "Fiscally Responsible" Conservative Administration's Gold Standard project has delivered NOTHING to the Residents of this District but cost us a fortune! Who knows just how much more this dodgy scheme is going to cost us Taxpayers? Council reserves are being frittered away during a Cost-of-Living Crisis. The current cost to the taxpayer is over £1.6M and rising.
None of this needed to happen. If RDC had consulted with the public first, they would have heard loud and clear - hands off our iconic Mill Hall!
The ADP must be called to an immediate halt and Conservative Councillors should hold themselves accountable for such a waste of residents money.
Are you OK with taxpayer funds being spent with nothing to show for it? When will it stop?