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Cheshire East Statement re:Police investigation into award of a contract related to fitness company

Lorraine O’Donnell Chief Executive Cheshire East

Lorraine O’Donnell, chief executive of Cheshire East Council, said: “We understand that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has determined that there was insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction, with regard to the investigation into the award of a contract related to a fitness company in 2015. 

“We note that the CPS has identified issues in relation to procurement. The council will now review the findings and take all appropriate steps in due course.

“As recognised in the recent corporate peer challenge report, the council has made significant progress since 2015 and we will use any learning as we continue on our improvement journey.

“We also understand that the separate investigation into grant funding for a primary school car park has also concluded, with no further action to be taken. 

“Cheshire East Council continues to cooperate fully with the police in other matters referred to the police for investigation.”