A pay rise too far?


Kirstie Dolphin

DENBIGHSHIRE campaigners fighting to save a school and protect their homes from flooding have hit out at the system that could give the county council’s chief executive a 12 per cent pay rise.

As the authority’s staff have been offered a one per cent increase, Denbighshire Council’s chief executive Mohammed Mehmet is in line to receive between five and 12 per cent if he meets his performance related targets.

Dr Mehmet’s appraisal, which is based on achievement of agreed objectives and behaviours, will take place later this month.

An online petition has been set up to oppose the increase.

Julie Baddock, from Llanbedr, who has been trying to help save Ysgol Llanbedr DC from being axed by the council has signed the petition.

“I'm shocked at this suggested pay rise.

“Surely it is inappropriate when the council is looking for savings across the board, including proposing to close successful village schools.”

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