There seems to be some confusion.
When he was asked by Cllr Susie Bond at last week’s Full Council meeting (23rd July) for an update on the police inquiry into the activities of ex-councillor Graham Brown, Cllr Diviani replied: “Along with everyone else, I await hearing from the Police on the outcome of their investigation”.
Strange, therefore, that he was able to confidently tell an EDA member in June that the inquiry was about to conclude with no finding of wrongdoing against Mr Brown? “There is no evidence”, he said.
Stranger still, where did M.P. Hugo Swire’s office get the same information, which was passed on to another member of the public some weeks ago?
I note from an response yesterday from EDDC to a FoI request from another EDA member that the EDDC official position is that “the investigation is still live”.