A decision on whether Mr Quoroll will be retired on grounds of ill health is expected next week. A source close to both sides said: 'It's nodding towards an ill health retirement. Mr Quoroll is technically unwell and is due to see the occupational health people next week.
'If Mr Quoroll is judged not well enough to return to work he will receive an ill health pension and that will be the end of it. This option was not his first choice but it now seems the only viable one open to him.'
Mr Quoroll, 53, is only halfway through his contract. He left the council after being told he was no longer required by a four-strong delegation of the ruling Island First alliance ? a coalition of Liberal Democrat and Independent members formed following the elections in June.