Thursday, 4 August 2011

Merton Council leader criticised amid fraud claims

Merton's council leader has been accused of a serious lapse of judgement after throwing his weight behind plans to build a nursing home eight miles away in Croydon - which are now embroiled in a fraud investigation.

Separately, it has also emerged the chief executive of Croydon Council has called an inquiry in to allegations of that council officers colluded with the developer, Fairlie Health Care.

Merton Conservative group leader, Councillor Debbie Shears, said she would report Coun Alambritis (Labour) to the council’s standards committee, which would decide whether he should be investigated for abusing his power as leader.

My comment: A Councillor backing a development, council officers being investigated for colluding with a developer. Isn't that normal behaviour in most councils?

Read the full story from the source Croydon Guardian

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