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Senior council officer disciplinary move
Thursday 22nd July, 2021

Senior council officer disciplinary move

New disciplinary processes to consider misconduct allegations against Pembrokeshire County Council’s most senior officers have been announced. Papers publ...


Sunday 4th July, 2021

Probing questions

Probing questions

Early indications suggest some interest has been stirred by my last blogpost on the pending fallout over the cloudy 2020 paid departure of Pembrokeshire County Council’s CEO, Ian Westley. It’s triggered Milford Haven councillor Stephen Joseph to ta... Read more →


Movement and plot-twist in pay-off probe

There’s finally some definitive movement in Audit Wales’ probe into the unexpected and still-not-fully-understood 2020 departure of Pembrokeshire Co...


Tuesday 20th April, 2021

Bramble’s gamble?

Bramble’s gamble?

I was surprised to see that the final candidate in Pembrokeshire County Council’s chief executive recruitment process was openly identified in public papers, published before his appointment. As this blog previously revealed, when a councillor let slip a... Read more →


Thursday 25th February, 2021

Running gag

Running gag

When Pembrokeshire County Council’s chief executive, Ian Westley, unexpectedly left the authority last year he did so with a £95k pay-off secured through a secret deal. The statutory auditors are now “currently examining the circumstances that led... Read more →


Don’t tell him, Pike!
Sunday 14th February, 2021

Don’t tell him, Pike!

Bitter disappointment for the anoraks hoping to sit down with a cup of tea to watch the archived video of Monday afternoon’s outing of Pembrokeshire Count...


Auditor probes Westley deal
Tuesday 26th January, 2021

Auditor probes Westley deal

It’s not often that a meeting of Pembrokeshire County Council’s snoozy corporate overview and scrutiny committee is the authority’s most hotly...


Thursday 24th December, 2020

Tweeting turkeys

Tweeting turkeys

When Bryn Parry-Jones hastily departed Pembrokeshire County Council as chief executive in 2014, he not only bypassed gross misconduct proceedings but scarpered through the back door with a barrowload of nearly £300k. Not a peep has been heard from him since. ... Read more →


Sunday 6th September, 2020

Trouble at the top

Trouble at the top

The revelation that Pembrokeshire County Council’s chief executive, Ian Westley, is leaving the authority caused great surprise this week. I’ve been asked many questions on this bombshell over the past few days – correspondence including thre... Read more →


Lockdown life
Tuesday 31st March, 2020

Lockdown life

As we all try our best to get used to lockdown life, there are no end of news stories doing the rounds, and for many, no end of spare time in which to read them...