Council payments to be viewed online

EAST Lindsey District Council is to publish all of its financial transactions over £500 online from the end of January.

People will be able to find details of how their money is being spent and the companies and organisations the council is paying for goods and services by visiting the council’s website,

Coun Colin Davie, Portfolio Holder for Finance, said: “This is a big piece of work each month but it is right and proper that our community should be able to scrutinise how their money is being spent.

“We need to be more transparent and accountable to local people and the decision to publish this information online now is an important part of that commitment to those who elected us.”