Report into 21 Allhallows to be heard in private
On Wednesday 9th November, Bedford Borough Council’s Executive
will consider a report regarding the possible purchase of land to
the rear of 21 Allhallows in Bedford town centre.
This report contains sensitive financial information, not only
about the Council but also regarding other commercial businesses
and therefore must be considered in private.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “We have taken
steps to make the Council more open and transparent to local
residents and have made it clear that on the rare occasions when
decisions must be taken in private a full explanation will be given
to explain the reasons. In this instance, the report in question
includes detailed financial information about a property
transaction involving commercial stakeholders and it is therefore
necessary to consider this matter in private.
“I would like to reassure local residents we have thoroughly
investigated this deal and we are confident that, if approved, it
will provide excellent value for local taxpayers.”