They choose a figure of £1450m2 for the school. They then maintain there is a price rise because the area of the proposed school has risen from 2600m2 to 3185m2. This is an increase of 585m2. At the cost they have agreed £1450 m2 – so 585m2 x £1450 means a cost increase of £848,250 by my reckoning and not the £1,050,000 they have quoted.

Under the Council’s Fraud and Financial Irregularities policy I should be able to report this irregularity to any councillor or council officer. Believe me I have tried. There may be a simple explanation but with an irregularity of £201,750 somebody should have looked into this. No, “vexatious” of me to mention it apparently.

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