An audit report has raised concerns about the Cityclean stores and called for better security arrangements.
Cityclean is the Brighton and Hove City Council organisation responsible for collecting and disposing of rubbish and for recycling, public toilets and street cleaning. Its main depot is in Hollingdean.
A report to the council’s Audit and Standards Committee, which met at Hove Town Hall yesterday (Tuesday 13 January), said: “The review found that purchasing practices for stores do not currently comply with financial regulations.
“In addition, there are shortfalls with the process for the issue of items from stock to staff.
“Improvements are also required to the security arrangements at the store as well as a need to put in place contracts for the key procurements.
“The service has responded positively to the report and has given a commitment to addressing the issues raised.”