News today that the con man who bought the Jenivore in the name of a charity has pleaded guilty has in a way stopped the story of how it is the Conwy Council Tax payer that has ultimately lost £140 thousand.
If the council had practised due diligence in the first place the money the council has had to pay back to the Welsh Assembly Government would never have been lost.
According to a source the Council were supposed to have given the money that was in a grant form supplied by The WAG to this chap in stage payments as he developed the Jenivore Hotel in Llandudno,the hotel that was owned by an old friend of the blog, instead of doing this as it should have done it gave the chap the whole amount in one go as it was fast approaching a deadline for the cash to have been spent on this particular scheme.
The result was that the chap spent the lot and there was nothing left to show for the money.
The ARSEmbly were understandably cheesed off that the money had not been handled by the council as it should have been and in view of this demanded the money be repaid to the ARSEmbly leaving the council taxpayer £140 Thousand light.
What we don't know is whether any council officer has been disciplined for failing so miserably in his job that has cost the taxpayer so much money.
If there was a councillor worth their salt, or if Weyman was still there we would have found this out before, but no the council wish to sweep this cock up under the carpet and say no more about it.
But be assured this story is correct and it is the Conwy Council Taxpayer who is most out of pocket here.
Anybody fancy dropping the council a line?
I think I may submit a FOI request seeing this gross incompetence has cost the taxpayer so much money is such cash strapped times.