ERIC Pickles is clearly gunning for the senior management in councils including Thurrock. Added to that, Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle Price pulls no punches in this interview when she says: “Generally, local education authorities have not been delivering.” YT spoke to the MP at the Gateway Academy on Friday to assess where much of this criticism has stemmed from and, more importantly, where it is leading to.
From Jackie’s point of view and in her capacity as a member of the Public Accounts Committee, it is all about value for money. So we also asked Jackie about the salaries of senior officers and where the localism agenda fits into.
All in all, Ms Doyle-Price pulls no punches in detailing the shortfalls and challenges for Thurrock and in particular Thurrock Council.