Following on from the last post a quick inspection of the most recent Decision Meeting record by Cllr Meryl Gravell (Executive Member for Regeneration and Leisure) shows July's crop of grant awards.
One of the largest was £75,000 to a company identified as Dr Doolittle Pet Foods Ltd. in the council minutes for the conversion of a stone barn into office accommodation, kitchen, WC and foodstore.
There are quite a few companies with fairly similar names, but the most likely candidate would appear to be a company called Dr Doolittle's Pet Products Ltd of Llanwrda.
Unusually in this digital age, the company does not appear to have a website. Perhaps it has not had time because it was incorporated only in October 2012 with a paid up capital of £1.
Another company registered at the same address is Voda Feeds Ltd, and both share the same director.
Voda was incorporated back in 2010, and its latest accounts show a net asset value of -£28,494 (yes, that is a minus).
Of course there is nothing in any of this to suggest that the grant was in any way inappropriate or undeserved.
It's just a pity that there are so many question marks hanging over the way in which the council processes grant applications, but no doubt the officers did their homework on this occasion.
Staying in the Llanwrda area, another barn conversion scooped £123,000 in grants.
The award was made back in 2012 and identified in the meeting minutes only as CAR52-102, but the Press Office recently blew the cover of the claimant when it announced that the dosh had gone to a firm of solicitors specialising in agriculture.
Another award made last year was £23,000 to purchase a "wedding reception tipi". No details were provided at the time, but the the Press Office has just announced that the lucky winners were a company at Drefelin near Newcastle Emlyn.
This venture has received £78,000 in council grants since 2004, we are told.