Friday, September 14, 2007

The cover up is nearly complete.

Approximately two and a half months since the stories hit the Gazette and in one case, the front page of the Evening Gazette, that the Chief Executive was leaving and then shortly after that there was a £12,000,000 black hole in the councils budget that wasn't going to be investigated in any way, shape or form,don't you think it's too much of a coincidence that this press release should appear on the councils website today so soon? It's absolutely disgraceful to think that the chief executive actually interviewed the applicants for the job in a series of confidential dicusions as was advertised, and so in effect, appointed his successor.

Council appoint new Chief ExecutivePublished: 14th Sep 2007 REDCAR & Cleveland Borough Council is today delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive, Amanda Skelton, currently South Tyneside Council's Executive Director of Neighbourhood Services.Council Leader Councillor George Dunning said: "I am delighted to welcome Amanda to Redcar & Cleveland. Amanda has an excellent track record and I am sure she will be a credit not only to our Borough but to the Tees Valley and the North East area as a whole."Amanda, who will succeed Colin Moore, who is retiring from the role after completing eight years in the job in December, said: "I am delighted to be joining the team in Redcar & Cleveland."I am looking forward to working with people in the Borough to provide the kind of services they want to see and help them to build a happy, prosperous community."Amanda, 46, has been Executive Director at South Tyneside for five years, with responsibilities for a wide range of frontline services including adult social care, planning, transport and housing plus community and cultural services.She has helped South Tyneside move from a 'fair' authority to 'excellent', one of only ten nationwide to be classed as 'four star improving strongly'.Her career in local government has a housing and regeneration background, with vast experience in delivering frontline services. She has previously worked for City of Sunderland Council, Newcastle City Council and Salford Council before arriving in South Tyneside.Amanda, whose appointment will be formally ratified at a full Council meeting on Friday, September 21, is expected to start work in her new role in the New Year.

The cover up is nearly complete.This is a bad day for democracy

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