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Huggins to leave joint role

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The joint chief executive of a groundbreaking pair of councils is to retire at the beginning of next year, LGC has learnt.

Terry Huggins, chief executive of South Holland and Breckland DCs, has informed leaders of the two councils that he wishes to leave the post at the end of January next year.

Mr Huggins, a past president of Solace, was the first joint chief to manage two councils in two different counties and which did not share a border.

South Holland leader Gary Porter (Con) said the departure was “on good, positive terms” and he told LGC he had already attempted to persuade Mr Huggins to stay.

“I definitely want to keep him involved with the council anyway with the shared service agenda and shared management. He has put a lot of time and effort in to this project as we have.” Cllr Porter added: “He will work with us to make sure the transition to whatever comes next works.”

South Holland and Breckland, who have been looking for a third council to joint their shared management arrangement, intend to carry out a joint recruitment, Mr Porter said.

In a statement, Mr Huggins said: “Both councils benefit from highly effective and competent political leadership, scrutiny and opposition. This combination of political and managerial leadership enables me to say that my leaving will not destabilise the future success of the two councils. Indeed, I will be amazed if they do not turn my leaving into an opportunity.”

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