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Public consultation needed before council cashpot spend
CALLS have been made for a public consultation to decide what to buy with nearly £200,000 of unspent council cash.
Hugh Tisdale, 56, said he doesn’t want Harwich Town Council to quickly push through plans to spend £167,000 on disabled access to The Guildhall.
The cash has been earmarked after the council racked up £177,000 of unallocated funds.
Mr Tisdale added that the money could be spent on a compulsory purchase order for 20 Market Street, or starting a joint fuel purchasing scheme where the council buys in bulk for the whole town to save costs.
Mayor of Harwich John Thurlow, said: “If someone can come up with a better solution that can be done for the community that’s fine. But you are limited to what you can do with all this money.”