Council officials spent more than £3,000 attending conferences and awards ceremonies during the past three years, it has been revealed.
The spending, by Hertsmere Borough Council, was published on The Daily Telegraph's website last week following a freedom of information request by the national newspaper.
The request, for details of credit card spending of more than £500 during the past three years, revealed that the council's chief executive twice travelled to a national conference at a cost of £665 each, in 2008 and 2009.
The cost was the price of the ticket at the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) conference.
My comment: Why is the taxpayer paying for their Chief Executive to visit a SOLACE conference? Membership is a personal choice and SOLACE is a body which looks after the interests of Chief Executive Officers not the Council.
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