Excessive council costs sow mistrust

Dear Sir, — On reading your article on page four in last week’s Chronicle, on the excessive cost of hiring a temporary monitoring office, I was struck by its reference to Cheshire East Council’s constitution as preventing speedier progress.
It seemed like the constitution was being used as an excuse for extravagant spending.
Constitutions exist to ensure fair play and abiding by the law by creating rules that prevent illegal and unfair practices as well as being democratic.

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