Last week whilst out driving in Burgess Hill, I heard on the radio about how Mark Hammond, the Chief Executive of West Sussex Council had been suspended, there was no other information revealed at the time. Having now read this weeks edition of the Mid Sussex times, it was interesting to discover that Mark was SACKED by the leader of the council Louise Goldsmith, she's a Conservative. Apparently the procedure used to get rid of Mr Hammond was not by the book. I'm sure more information will come out in public over the coming weeks, but you have to believe that the Lib Dems will be enjoying the supposed improper procedure by a member of a rival party.
Was Mr Hammond doing a really bad job? I always thought West Sussex County Council ran like a well-oiled machine?
Unusual to have unrest at WSCC. Its usually MSDC where it all kicks off!
I know some of you political types are avid readers of the blog, do you care to share some information?