I got an email a few weeks ago from the Leader of the Council saying that the press was sniffing around a story that a senior council officer of the council had been suspended and was being investigated over the disappearance of £3m . Tony told me that he had checked the story out with the Chief Exec and there was no truth in the matter.
I must admit I had put the matter to the back of my mind-until last night. During the Mayor's announcements he mentioned the press enquiries that the Leader had received and offered an explanation.
For some while now there have been heritage tours of Southport and Bootle Town Halls. I know that these are very popular and from time to time The Mayor and Mayoress lead the tours. One of the tales they tell in Bootle is about the Town Clerk in 1892 who went missing with £22k-in today's money that is £3m.