The story of Brighton and Hove City Council grants to voluntary organisations becomes curiouser and curiouser.

Councillors and their officials started off with the best of intentions when they decided to change the criteria for the way grants were assessed.

But several organisations have complained although they scored high points under the new system, they still did not get much, if any, money.

Now the city's leaseholders association has said it was given three different reasons why it was unsuccessful.

Councillors on the scrutiny panel already have plenty of evidence that the new system had many flaws.

Their report needs to be produced speedily so the system can be improved for the next round of grants later this year.