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County Hall Fiasco

February 22, 2008 10:26 AM
Monkey on Office Desk

You just couldn't make this up said County Councillor Colin Taylor

When the Conservative administration at Surrey County Council took an axe to its Emergency Planning Department (as part of a major review), the 11 staff were reduced to just 7, but it gets worse ...

Then all the staff bar one left. Then a freeze in recruitment blocked advertising for new staff. Then it was realised that 7 staff was insufficient and two more were recruited, making 9.

This was still found to be inadequate, so two more were recruited, bringing the Department back up to 11 - WHERE IT WAS BEFORE THE REVIEW!