A scheme to use £650,000 of taxpayers' money to overhaul a town hall bar has been criticised as a waste of cash.
Labour-controlled Dudley Borough Council is planning to use the funds to renovate the Dudley Town Hall bar.
But Conservative councillors have questioned whether it could be better spent on other services as the authority struggles with cuts to government funding.
However, the council says it will pay for itself in increased takings.
As someone who has experience of running bars and investing in them, £650,000 is a hell of a lot of money."