Tag Archives: Penny Thompson

Equality and Diversity in Sussex – there are some recent positives!


Over the last few weeks there have been many events that have brought equality and diversity to the top of many people’s priority lists. Inevitably for some people this is no difference to their ongoing challenges, but in terms of … Continue reading

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Who will reassure us?


This week the leader of the City Council, Councillor Warren Morgan has posted a video on the Council website explaining about his desire to recruit a new Chief Executive for the City. Along with his video there are the usual … Continue reading

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Time for a new process


In June a cabal of Labour Councillors who had been elected to lead Brighton & Hove City Council five weeks earlier decided that the Council Chief Executive had to go. They committed substantial public funds to terminate Penny Thompsons contract (understood to be £269,000) … Continue reading

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A hard act to follow


All of us rely on Services provided by Local Government on a daily basis, yet all too often we are unaware of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure that as many of these services as … Continue reading

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19 month hiatus?


Its great news, that Brighton & Hove Councillors have selected Geoff Raw as the interim CEO for the Council. Geoff already had an extensive brief within the Council and so in terms of holding the organisation steady, he is an … Continue reading

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A lack of the Common Good


Sunday was a strange day for those of us who often vote Labour, watching the Party or at least its leadership, both locally and nationally demonstrating how it seems incapable of standing up for its own values. Nationally Harriet Harman claimed that because the Conservatives … Continue reading

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Time for some explanations


Next week is a potentially significant one for Brighton & Hove, on 16th July the Council will announce the name of its new interim Chief Executive. This may lead to the first public announcement on the leadership of our city from the convener … Continue reading

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History need not repeat itself


Today for the first time for over 3 years, Brighton & Hove City Council is without a permanent Chief Executive. Our month old Council has announced they intend to recruit a new CEO so any prospect of managing without one or of … Continue reading

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Lets have a bit of clarity


The news that Penny Thompson is to move on from Brighton & Hove Council is not a great shock. It was something that was predicted over a year ago by someone who I respect who suggested that if either Blue … Continue reading

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