It’s back to cabinet member Don Messy again, not only is he
architect of Bexley’s downgraded refuse collection services but he was also
the mastermind who thought it was a good idea to remove the Howbury Centre from
the care of the very successful money raising group known as Howbury
Friends and hand
its management to a company saddled with debts and a County Court Judgment.
Maybe the intention was to give a friend an opportunity to get rich quick; if so the plan seems to have gone a little off the rails.
Perusal of Eco Communities accounts show some unwelcome changes in the year following the takeover of the Howbury Centre in 2013.
• Cash in hand down from £5,375 to £3,604.
• Net worth from negative £12,547 to negative £126,788.
• Total current Assets down from £118,118 to £19,807.
• Total liabilities improved from £149,832 to £92,391.
Cabinet member Messy rated ECO Communities well above the volunteer group with a proven track record for fund raising and it is difficult to see why.
The story about the unpaid council tax looks to be ever more believable.