"The effects of last winter are plain to see..............."
So, John Davies - Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) spokesman - were supplies re-ordered or not. That statement would lead one to believe that the answer is the latter. Perhaps the people of Powys, Carmarthenshire and Caerphilly should submit an FOI request or two? Come to that, perhaps we should all submit FOI requests to our respective councils?
According to the website of the WLGA:
"The WLGA's primary purposes are to promote better local government and its reputation and to support authorities in the development of policies and priorities which will improve public services and democracy."
or for those who speak Welsh:
"Prif ddibenion WLGA yw hyrwyddo safonau ac enw da maes llywodraeth leol a helpu'r awdurdodau i ddatblygu polisïau a blaenoriaethau a fydd yn gwella gwasanaethau i'r cyhoedd a democratiaeth."
Either way, if the WLGA's raison d'etre is to "promote local government" and to "support authorities in the development of their policies and priorities which will improve public services", just WTF are they being paid for?
Mind you, no doubt that last question could well be address to the English counterpart of the WLGA and its councils!