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Council votes on Senior Management Restructure
Hastings Borough Council agreed earlier this year to undertake a review of the senior management posts, and a new structure was agreed last night at a special Cabinet meeting. The number of senior management posts is being cut from fifteen to ten, one of the cuts being the position of chief executive.
Council leader Jeremy Birch explained:
"These are extremely difficult times, which require extremely difficult decisions. Having to make this level of cuts is unprecedented, but so is the level of cuts we are facing - we are expecting to lose 47% of our Government grant over the next three years, in cash terms, amounting to a real cut of over 50%. It is only right that we look to make savings across the whole organisation, from the very top.
"I must stress that the job cuts are no reflection at all on the people who hold these posts, all of whom have worked extremely hard, and continue to do so. In particular we have to thank Roy Mawford, currently our chief executive, who has shown great commitment to the work of the Hastings Borough Council over the last thirteen years."
Roy Mawford added:
"I am naturally sorry to be leaving - Hastings is a great place and I have really enjoyed working for the Borough Council. I am very proud to have served the people of Hastings since 1998, but no job is for life, and I am now looking forward to continuing my career elsewhere."