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Protests grow over council’s £36k car

Created on 05/07/2017 @ 07:41
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After reading our story yesterday about Powys County Council buying a new £36,000 Audi for its new Chairman, hundreds of readers have signed a petition in protest.

We revealed that Cllr Dai Davies had been given the keys to an Audi A6 SE Executive 2.0 TDi Ultra despite a claim that the previous Chairman’s Skoda only had 5,000 miles on the clock.

The Council Leader said that the new car was required as Cllr Davies has special physical requirements which require specific adaptation that were not available on the previous vehicle.

That did not stop Montgomeryshire-based County Councillor, Cllr Elwyn Vaughan, who represents Plaid Cymru, from voicing his anger.

“Total waste of money and insulting and insensitive to the people of Powys,” he said.

And his party has created a petition which has more than 500 signatures already.

The story drew outrage from residents who made their comments known.

Karen Griffiths, from Berriew, commented: “In this time of austerity, let austerity be for all.”

Hefin Richards of Llandrinio posted: “I am fed up rising council tax, poor services, and horrendous waste within Powys – four days and four men to repair a couple of potholes near Four Crosses – this is another example!”

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