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Outrage at council's unspent £177k cash pot
TOWN leaders want to spend nearly a whole year’s budget installing disabled access to its offices.
The cost of work could amount to around £167,000, which is more than this year’s precept, set at £153,769.
While the council’s cash will be topped up for the year with £35,000 of grants, residents have still criticised the “colossal” amount set to be spent.
At Harwich Town Council’s latest meeting it was revealed the council is sitting on about £177,000 on unallocated funds, accumulated over a number of years, which would fund the disabled access.
The news prompted calls for an inquiry into the council’s funds.
The earmarked funds have not been formally agreed and will be discussed at future meetings.