Our County Councillor, Chris White, and TV Star CJ de Mooi step up the pressure on the County Council, see this extract from the latest news article
Cllr White said he found the council’s decision very “troubling” and said there was something “quite clearly wrong about the way the contract was awarded” to Herts Aid and the way “it’s being managed by the county council.”
He said: “This is taxpayers’ money and how it’s being spent is not being monitored. The issue is that there’s a disparity in the services being offered in the east and west of the county. A visit to Herts Aid’s website shows that all of the names, faces and contacts are based in the east.
“How bad has something got to be before we can get a report and find out how money is being spent?”
He said the issue, which has attracted the attentions of Lord Rennard, Lord Fowler and Lady Verulam, would now have to go to Parliament. “This is a cross-party issue and we’re going to have to have members of the House of Lords take it up for us in Parliament.”
Patron of The Crescent, CJ de Mooi, said his attempts to engage the council’s chief executive John Wood about the charity’s predicament have left him “somewhat confused”.
The TV Eggheads team member CJ raised concerns about the standard of services which Herts County Council were funding, but was told by Mr Wood to address Herts Aid directly.
CJ said: “This does seem to be yet another attempt by Hertfordshire County Council to deflect legitimate concerns while refusing to face their public responsibilities.”
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The Crescent Team