Former Senior Officer Redundancy Payments Revealed

Neville Gardner receiving a leaving gift from Chairman Amanda Martin last year.

Neville Gardner receiving a leaving gift from Chairman Amanda Martin last year.

Exit packages for two former Senior Officers cost the Council £127,000 last year.

The data was revealed in the Authority’s accounts, which are currently open for inspection by the public.

The former Chief Technical Officer, Neville Gardner, took voluntary redundancy in October after 39 years service with the Council. He received a £40,000 redundancy payment as well as a £58,000 payment to his pension pot.

The former Director of Finance and Resources, Peter Lawrence, also left voluntarily in November, picking up £12,000 in redundancy pay, as well as a £17,000 payment in lieu of his notice period.



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