Outgoing council executive thanked for service

LEAVING POST: Darlington Borough Council director of place Richard Alty

LEAVING POST: Darlington Borough Council director of place Richard Alty

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TRIBUTES have been paid to a long-serving council executive, who is leaving his post next month after 14 years with the authority.

Richard Alty, director of place for Darlington Borough Council, will leave his £90,000-a-year role on April 22.

Mr Alty attended his last meeting of the full council on Thursday (March 20) evening.

He was thanked for his service by Darlington mayor Charles Johnson, as well as councillors from all three political parties.

Coun Johnson placed on record the council’s thanks to Mr Alty for his work over the past 14 years, and wished him well for the future.

Chris McEwan, cabinet member for economy and regeneration, who has worked closely with Mr Alty, described him as a "man of integrity and commitment".

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2:39pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Darloresident says...

I wish Mr Alty well in his retirement.I now though hope his post will NOT be filled and save us the Council tax payers £90,000 pa.Time now for Puffing Billy and his gravy train team to devolve Mr Altys responsibilities into other existing areas within the town hall...I hope the scrutiny committee ensure due diligence as to whether the post needs filling..
I don't hold out much hope though..
What's the betting a job advert appears in the National Broadsheets advertising the job at £100,000 pa.
The job description of course will be as vague as it is nonsensical.
I wish Mr Alty well in his retirement.I now though hope his post will NOT be filled and save us the Council tax payers £90,000 pa.Time now for Puffing Billy and his gravy train team to devolve Mr Altys responsibilities into other existing areas within the town hall...I hope the scrutiny committee ensure due diligence as to whether the post needs filling.. I don't hold out much hope though.. What's the betting a job advert appears in the National Broadsheets advertising the job at £100,000 pa. The job description of course will be as vague as it is nonsensical. Darloresident
  • Score: 5

3:06pm Fri 21 Mar 14

oliviaden6 says...

I wonder if Mr Dixon has already filled the post with a Buddy! Possibly at double the package lets wait and see?????
I wonder if Mr Dixon has already filled the post with a Buddy! Possibly at double the package lets wait and see????? oliviaden6
  • Score: 4

5:20pm Fri 21 Mar 14

thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth says...

It's just a shame Billy Boy mush Dixon, Burns and all the other thieving cranks aren't following immediately behind him. Good bye and good riddance to the lot of them.
It's just a shame Billy Boy mush Dixon, Burns and all the other thieving cranks aren't following immediately behind him. Good bye and good riddance to the lot of them. thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth
  • Score: 3

9:30am Mon 24 Mar 14

roo123 says...

They've already appointed someone on £108,000 p.a. plus pension
They've already appointed someone on £108,000 p.a. plus pension roo123
  • Score: 0

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