"Crisis of leadership at GCC"

Cllr Paul Hodgkinson, Cotswolds responds to the news of yet another departure from Gloucestershire County Council's senior team.


“We wish Jo Walker the best of luck in her new venture at North Somerset – she is a strong voice in Gloucestershire and will be missed by all.

“Amongst this personal good news, however, is the crisis of leadership currently facing Gloucestershire County Council. This latest departure means that four directors have left the Council in the last year alone, with Jo taking more than 30 years of experience with her.

“The public will remember all-too-recently the Head of Children’s Services being shown the door after letting down vulnerable children, followed by the Chief Fire Officer falling on his sword after displaying poor judgement with vehicle disposals and over the summer the Director of the Environment jumping ship to South Glos.

“This situation is alarming and Gloucestershire’s Liberal Democrats will be sure to hold the Conservative administration to account as they scramble to fill the void.”

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