Petition is successful with 1,480 signatures
To: Surrey Heath Borough Council
Surrey Heath Borough Council's CEO's pay increase of 37% to £197,000
On 5th September, in front of a large contingent of residents, 33 councillors unanimously backed a cross party motion to appoint an external investigator to look into the pay increase of £53,000 (37%) to Surrey Heath Borough Council Chief Executive Karen Whelan taking her salary to £197,000 for the year ended 31st March 2019.
The petition which asked for an independent external investigation into how this pay rise was authorised was signed by 1476 Surrey Heath residents and together with social media, press and TV, led to an Extraordinary Meeting of the Full Council at which the petition demands were met.