£180m Fairfield operator contract is called-in for scrutiny
Fifteen Conservative councillors signed official forms to call-in the decision to award the operator contract for the Fairfield Halls, a move which some fear might delay the appointment process, and others have described as petty political point-scoring.
The operator for the £180m Fairfield Halls contract was to be announced on Friday
The matter will be discussed at next Wednesday’s Scrutiny and Overview Committee meeting at the Town Hall, chaired by Labour’s Sean Fitzsimons.
The call-in notice was submitted on Saturday, in the middle of the Bank Holiday weekend. The Tories say that they are unhappy at the lack of information about the appointment process.
Helen Pollard, a Fairfield ward councillor, submitted the call-in form, which was also signed by Jason Cummings, Jeet Bains, James Thompson, Jan Buttinger, Dudley Mead, Donald Speakman, Chris Wright, Tim Pollard (the leader of the Conservative group on the council), Andy Stranack, Mario Creatura, Yvette Hopley…
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