At last Thursday’s Executive meeting, Cllr Phil Challis (Liberal Democrat Councillor for Loddon ward) asked a question concerning Wokingham Borough Council’s failure to spend the £451,000 it had allocated for housing maintenance in the last financial year.
Cllr Challis said: ‘I was extremely shocked to learn that £451,000, which is a substantial amount of money, had been allocated to maintaining the Council’s housing stock but was simply not spent. The Conservative-
‘Not spending this money on housing maintenance has had a hugely detrimental effect on the quality of the housing stock in our Borough. The Council is letting down the very residents it should be supporting.’