Sheila Wheeler departs
Somerset County Council faces major questions as one of the worst kept secrets in Somerset, the departure of SCC Chief Executive Sheila Wheeler, was finally confirmed this evening. The announcement will only serve to increase pressure on the Council to reveal the truth behind the move. No ratepayer can be reasonably expected to accept the empty statement produced by SCC this evening: “Sheila Wheeler has left the Council by mutual agreement. Sheila’s arrival at the Council in February 2010 coincided with the first austerity measures coming into force resulting in major budget cuts. She led the Council through a prolonged period where significant service and staffing reductions had to be made. Sheila has also brought major changes to the way the Council operates and is run and we wish her well for the future.”
Until SCC come clean on the truth behind these events, this issue will not go away.