Any staff concerns

 AS THE Independent councillor who raised questions about £50m spent on consultants’ fees over just five years and raised further questions about redundancy payments for senior officers employed by West Sussex County Council, I would be pleased to receive any emails about staff concerns.

I promise to treat these in the strictest confidence, but such comments will help inform me as I once again sit on the county’s policy and resources select committee and at council meetings as an Independent councillor.

The public clearly has a right to know how such payments are arrived at, but unfortunately the council chooses to clothe its deliberations under a curtain of secrecy, as confirmed by the leader Louise Goldsmith when ‘facing’ my questions at the last full council meeting.

Please email me at or phone me on 07879 406458.

Brian Hall,

Independent West Sussex County Councillor for Haywards Heath Town