Open letter to the chief executive of Norfolk County Council: It is regrettable, to say the very least, that it has taken Stephen Revell over two years to conclude that he cannot write the report commissioned from him for lack of evidence.
He does not even attempt to identify those who refused to provide evidence, or what that evidence was expected to cover. And is this a viable excuse?
Why could he not produce a report based on the evidence actually available to him, while expressing concern that certain individuals were not prepared to co-operate? It would be down to those individuals then to step forward if they felt wronged. It is even more regrettable that the NCC leader is prepared simply to “draw a line” under the loss of
£34 million of public money. I can only assume – and no doubt others also will – that he is seeking to shelter some of his political colleagues. And how is he, or – for that matter – Mr Revell, entitled to suggest that evidence that was provided was “potentially biased”.
I would ask you once more to prepare a report on the basis of the materials actually assembled by him, or otherwise made available to him. If you do not, the people of Norfolk are being denied that to which they are entitled.
John Martin, Great Witchingham