Concerns over ‘underlying mutual distrust’ between Hartlepool councillors and officers

Hartlepool Civic Centre.

Hartlepool Civic Centre.

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COUNCILLORS have clashed over the findings of a report into the way a council runs its planning services.

While there was many positives to come from the major review of Hartlepool Borough Council by a team of national experts, some councillors say there are issues that need addressing.

Speaking at a recent full council meeting, the council’s chief executive Dave Stubbs praised the hard work of the staff and said an action plan to improve areas of concern had already been agreed.


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