4 Jan 2012

'WaterParkgate' scandal in Cotswold District

Many will have been following this rather shocking story in the national press of the Cotswold Water Park and Cotswold District Council. Well here is a video by 'Cotswold Truth' from last year telling the story - I am concerned there is still unanswered questions.....



Meanwhile since then there has been another video at the end of November telling more of the story and the fact that Cotswold District Council has now been featured in Private Eye 23 times since August 2010! See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5q5GenOECU

See Lib Dems talking on this here and Private Eye on Lib Dem site here. See Cotswold Life blog here. Well done to Lib Dems for asking the questions that are needed - very happy to have comments below if there is another side to this story that needs telling? 

I understand from reports on 29th November that the City of London Police have been appointed to carry out an independent review of the Gloucestershire police investigation into the Cotswold Water Park fraud. As seen on the film former Cotswold Water Park chief executive Dennis Grant was jailed in July for defrauding the charity of nearly £700,000. The Gloucestershire force has been accused of failing to investigate previous allegations. Also in November it was reported that Cotswold Water Park Society has obtained a judgment for almost £1million against its 'cheating former chief executive'.

2 comments:

between-the-lines said...

Good to see you covering this can of worms, Philip. Some very intereresting comments at the end of this article as well:

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/8494201.EXCLUSIVE__Watermark_ends_lease_with_Cotswold_Water_Park_Society/

Philip Booth said...

Yes I have to say I am slightly shocked that this has not had more news coverage in Stroud area - look forward to the independent review.