Robust action will be taken
1:44pm Friday 15th March 2013 in Letters
MR JONES has his facts wrong about the Wales Audit Office (WAO’s) report on Caerphilly council’s ‘senior remuneration committee’ meeting last year (Letters, March 11).
In fact, there were only three officers at that meeting, and five councillors. And since that meeting, Caerphilly council’s Labour leadership has acted decisively to deal with the issues raised by the meeting: In December 2012, Labour councillors apologised to the public for the unacceptably high pay rises for senior officers; In January 2013, the Labour-led Caerphilly council rescinded the pay award and implemented a fairer compromise agreement; On March 8, the council suspended chief executive Anthony O’Sullivan in the light of WAO criticisms. Mr Jones, and other Caerphilly county borough residents, can be assured that the issues raised by the WAO report that will be dealt with robustly and as quickly as possible.
Cllr Gez Kirby Pontllanfraith