Ex-Hereford MP Paul Keetch, who has died at the age of 56, had been the Lib Dem's defence spokesman.
Some staff saw their pay £500 short, councillors were told at a meeting.
Keepers put food inside the ice lollies to encourage animals to keep cool.
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Worcestershire end the day on 108-2 after bowling out Northamptonshire for 238 at Wantage Road.
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