Greenham Parish Council could face legal action if it does not pay an outstanding bill by the end of this month, writes Brian Radford.
Internet service provider MH-P is awaiting payment for work it carried out, and has given the council a deadline of the end of June to pay what it owes.
The amount in question has not been revealed.
MH-P’s managing director Mike Henson has said his company is prepared to take legal action if the payment is not made by the deadline.
He said: “We have a serious dispute with Greenham Parish Council, and we are ready to take legal action.
“We have held back at the request of the council’s most recent clerk, who resigned last week.
“We have given the council until the end of June to resolve the matter.
“They are aware that we will take legal proceedings [to recover the money] should they not pay by then.
“We have waited a long time, and we are serious about taking legal action. We can’t wait forever.”
Greenham council chairman Julian Swift-Hook said: “The council discussed this last week and conditionally agreed to settle the outstanding invoice immediately and in full.”