Leader and councillor argue over plans for cash windfall from Seaton Carew Sports Domes

Councillor Geoff Lilley

Councillor Geoff Lilley

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A COUNCIL leader has hit out at another councillor for voting against plans to use an unexpected cash windfall to help repair roads with, employ enforcement officers and fund a free swim scheme for children.

Hartlepool Borough Council is to receive a significant lump sum from the owners of the Sports Domes at Seaton Carew in exchange for the release of the authority’s financial interest in the development.

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At a recent finance and policy committee meeting, council leader Christopher Akers-Belcher proposed using the confidential amount for a series of proposals.

 

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