What’s Going On In Bournemouth?

October 17, 2011 6 Comments

A senior Bournemouth council officer was suspended and allegedly escorted from the town hall after speaking out against the council’s controversial outsourcing deal with Mouchel.

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Chief accountant Stephen Parker emailed all councillors before a crucial meeting on Wednesday to warn them of his concerns about the risks of expanding its links with the company.

He told members he had been unable to communicate his concerns as part of the report and accompanying papers going before cabinet.

And added: “I have been placed in a very difficult position – I have a professional duty to ensure my concerns are considered prior to a formal council decision.”

And it seems a lot of people agreed with him:

Many of his colleagues were so outraged by the move that they followed him out of the building, giving him a round of applause as he left.

Curiouser and curiouser..

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6 Responses to What’s Going On In Bournemouth?

  1. Bill
    October 17, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Mouchel’s share price has collapsed.

  2. October 17, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Alarm bells ring as Mouchel stumbles
    link to ft.com

  3. October 17, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Damn – I’d just arrived to leave that same url, Ian. Great minds?

    • October 18, 2011 at 7:10 am

      Of course! This site attracts ‘em… ;-)

  4. October 18, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Nice to know that at least some public servants know what public service means, congrats to Stephen Parker.

    • October 18, 2011 at 7:11 am

      Nice to see he had support too!

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