“No foul play” finding on complaint against staff and members

Malvern Hills residents can have confidence in MHDC governance and the make up of committees after two robust and independent reports found no foundation for complaints made by members of the public against key staff and members.

The complaints made by members of the public – related to appointments to committees and the actions of officers in their advice regarding these appointments. However, after a robust and detailed investigation claims have not been upheld and two separate reports by independent individuals have ruled "no foul play."

Chris Bocock, Chief Executive at MHDC said "We take complaints seriously and want the public to have full confidence, not only in our complaints procedure, but also in the decisions we make."

Chris continued "In this case I personally commissioned two independent reports both confirming that the appointments made to committees are sound and that officers and members involved have acted correctly and in line with the constitution. There were a number of key recommendations that I have taken on board regarding supporting committees and slight updates to our constitution to ensure explicit clarity on the membership of committees and we will take immediate action to ensure this is done quickly."