Brent Council appears to have made some basic mistakes in the latest street lighting procurement. This is not the first time that there has been an embarrassing climb down on a taken decision recently. Rather than just isolated errors, I can't help but suspect that the Council has developed a culture that undervalues competence.
Really members should have spotted these kinds of errors long before they get to formal Cabinet approval. It now appears that the decision will be "delegated" to senior officers outside proper public scrutiny. that is less than ideal.