At last week's Council meeting Councillor Geoff Winnard (Bingley) questioned whether the Council spending nearly £90,000 on a letter informing the public about the upcoming second national lockdown was value for money since it contained no new information and was delivered after the national lockdown had started.
The Council revealed it had spent £88,688 to send the letter to residents following a written question from Cllr Winnard.
Following the meeting Geoff said "A number of residents asked me about the cost of the letter sent out in November by Bradford Council to every household in the Bradford District (220, 000 homes) on the then national lockdown rules. It was sent under the signatures of the Labour Council Leader and Bradford Council’s Chief Executive.
Spending over £88,000 on a letter intended to explain the Government’s national lockdown rules, after it had already started and giving no new information doesn’t seem to me either value for money or good use of public funds, particularly when the vast majority of people would have been well aware what was going on."