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‘Holding position’ in pay-off saga

Pembrokeshire councillors have decided to “defer any decision” in the former chief executive’s £95k pay-off saga. Yesterday’s extraordi...


Thursday 7th October, 2021

Westley pay-off deemed unlawful

Westley pay-off deemed unlawful

Last year’s £95k pay-off to Pembrokeshire County Council’s chief executive, Ian Westley, has been deemed unlawful in the first formal reports into the scandal. The claim is set out in papers published for the authority’s hotly-anticipated Oc... Read more →


Extraordinary meeting postponed
Wednesday 8th September, 2021

Extraordinary meeting postponed

Monday’s extraordinary Pembrokeshire County Council meeting (see previous blogpost) has been postponed. Councillors are told that a new date for the Septe...


Tuesday 31st August, 2021

First move in Westley pay-off saga

First move in Westley pay-off saga

Members of Pembrokeshire County Council are on notice of an extraordinary meeting – the opening salvo in what’s expected to be a long season of fallout from last year’s controversial £95k departure of the authority’s chief executive, I... Read more →


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...