A REPORT into the ‘unlawful’ actions by a town council can be viewed by members of the public.

The Leader previously reported that a document produced by the Auditor General for Wales showed significant deficiencies in procurement arrangements were found with Buckley Town Council.

This resulted in over a quarter of a million pounds being lost with the council not having in place proper arrangements to secure economy, efficiency nor effectiveness in their use of resources.

A spokesman for Buckley Town Council said: “The Town Council is in receipt of a report in the Public Interest from the Auditor General for Wales.

“This report is entitled ‘Inadequacies in Procurement, Government and Financial Management – Buckley Town Council’.

“Any member of the public may inspect the report and make a copy of it or any part of it between the times of 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.

“The report is available at the council offices, Mold Road, Buckley CH7 2JB.”

Buckley Town Council in North Wales has incurred expenditure totalling £153,898 on two cleaning contracts, and expenditure of £116,064 in the appointment of its Town Centre Manager.

In these instances, the council was found to have failed to comply with its own standing orders. In doing so, the council incurred unlawful expenditure totalling £269,962.