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Hill’s leave ‘linked to county staff morale’

The Local Government Chronicle today has a story headed Andrea Hill’s leave ‘linked to morale’. The first ten words are: “Suffolk CC chief on extended leave as sources cite staff issues…”

The linking of the “morale” issue and Andrea Hill’s leave of absence from her job as chief executive of Suffolk County Council is not at all surprising and has been widely hinted at.

I can’t tell you any more about the LGC story because it is a subscription journal. I guess that some readers of Wordblog have access and might like to share anything new with us.

A story published on the Daily Telegraph website this morning quotes a source as saying: “A number of issues concerning her personal style with staff were raised before she went away .”

It continues to say the source denied her leave bore any relation to the rethink on one of her most controversial policies in her absence.

That is in accord with what I have heard.

Friday 5pm. LGC now has an updated story that is not behind the pay wall.

(This post has been added to since first publication)



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  1. paul osborne says

    I am glad she is on extended leave , i cannot think of anyone in the last 27 years ( since i have been here in Suffolk)that has demoralised the whole of the county , let alone her staff .
    I assume the panel that employed her , have left the council , leaving or just playing dumb.
    What a circus and a shame on our councillors that remain on the side , our fine county should not be source of continued tabloid and broadsheet fun !