As part of our ongoing War on Waste the TaxPayers' Alliance was back campaigning in Tower Hamlets this weekend.
It was cold, raining, and miserable, but there were still plenty of willing volunteers - campaigning against waste is a popular cause in Tower Hamlets. Market stall holders, local residents, and restaurant workers all told us tales of woe with the same stories cropping up again and again.
People were questioning why the Council was awarding grants of taxpayers’ money to certain groups and not others and whether any of this cash was providing a genuine benefit for local residents.
The reports of financial mismanagement have been so consistent and widespread that Communities and Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles, had to send in the auditors to work out what was going on.
It is hard to think of anywhere more in need of the TaxPayers' Alliance's War on Waste and I fear that we may have to be back in Tower Hamlets again before things improve.