Labour Westminster councillor Paul Dimoldenberg has accused the council of being ‘untrustworthy’ with public money following the £6m Marble Arch Mound saga.
The Westminster Council yesterday published its internal review into how the costs for the project swelled from £2m to £6m within a matter of months.
“The £6m Marble Arch Mound fiasco has shown that Westminster Conservatives can no longer be trusted with public money,” Dimoldenberg said in response.
“The basic lack of financial control on this major project is a stark warning to residents that the Conservatives have failed to manage public money properly.”
The review found “a series of errors in judgement, coupled with a lack of sufficient oversight, led to a failure of project management on the Mound”, Westminster Council said in a statement yesterday.
The Council added that certain processes were bypassed in a bid to open the Mound as soon as possible.
City A.M. has contacted Westminster Council for comment.