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Monday, 7 December 2009

Has anyone seen this woman?

This is Ms Cheryl Miller(I put the Ms in because they always are Ms's)the senior officer of East Sussex County Council.She is such a valuable person within the organisation that we paid her over £150,000 in 2007.So what does this woman do that is so important and demands such a huge salary courtesy of the taxpayers of East Sussex.To be honest I dont know what she actually does but I am sure if she didnt do it we wouldnt notice.

She does spend rather a lot of her time (paid for by us) networking and putting herself around a bit.
I list below all the bullshit organisations that she belongs to.

•Member (and former President) of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (SOLACE)
•Member (and former Chairman) of the Association of County Chief Executives (ACCE)
•Member (and former Chairman) of the Local Authority Chief Executives advisory body to the South East England Regional Assembly (SEERA)
•Member of the Government’s Geographical Information (GI) Panel – advising the Government on a GI Strategy for the UK
•Member of the Senior Women in Public Sector Leadership Group
•Clerk to the East Sussex Lieutenancy
•Chairman of the East Sussex Youth Offending team (YOT) Steering Group
•Former member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
•Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

So there you have it someone who does very little work and is a member of a load of bullshit external bodies(I hope she doesnt attend any of these during work times)ends up getting over £150,000 per annum.Now if she worked for a private employer she would be answerable to the shareholders and if she didnt shape up she would get the heave ho.As Ms Miller is on the public payroll she is responsible to no one and those people who pay her wages and are in effect her employer have no powers of oversight to decide whether or not she is taking the piss with our money.

I do find it interesting that she doesnt mention being party to secretive meetings under chatham house rules (no minutes)with other "leaders".We have no way to tell what cosy little deals get stitched up at these meetings but I am pretty sure the
interests of the taxpayer are not considered.These organisations talk about changing society for the post democratic age and leading beyond authority.What they should be discussing is doing the job(and only the job) for which they are paid.If they serve no real purpose and dont pass the "what if they didnt exist" test then they should piss off the public payroll and follow their outside interests in their own time and at their own expense.


  1. I work at East Sussex County Council and I have NEVER seen the Chief Executive.By all accounts she likes to network and it wouldnt surprise me if she is a common purpose graduate.
    Look up which is a similar organisation.

  2. Check your e mails re previous comment.

  3. This from John Walker: has been taken down by the web hosting company, Hostgator, as the result of a complaint by Common Purpose alleging copyright infringement.

    The shut down notice from Common Purpose can be downloaded
    from here

    We are puzzled since all the documentation is in the public domain, and has been for some considerable time.

    Maybe this has happened because we recently posted information from Common Purpose’s own website showing the links between the Scottish paedophile James Rennie and the Common Purpose organisation. Are we getting too close to the truth? How many other paedophiles are protected by Common Purpose networks and their secretive Chatham House confidentiality rules?

    Spread the word. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.


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