Following our revelations last issue about Labour’s new councillor for Brislington West, Eileen “MEANIE” Means, and her notorious BULLYING boss past, a reader has been in touch to draw our attention to a couple of newspaper articles.
The first is from the ‘Get Reading’ website of the Reading Evening Post in Berkshire from 26 April 2006 and is headlined, “Investigation into town hall department”!
And the story goes: “The director of housing and community care in Reading has taken leave of absence while an INVESTIGATION into her department is carried out.
“EILEEN MEANS took over the top job as director of social services in Reading three years ago …
” … The social services department under Ms Means’s management has hovered between one and two stars and currently rates a “POOR” one-star performance.
“This was blamed by Ms Means in January this year on incorrect statistics given by partner bodies.
“However, it is not thought to be the performance of the department that has led to the current investigation which is being handled internally.”
Dearie me, what can it all (Meanie) mean?
Well, an article in the Berkshire News dated 20 June 2006 and headlined ‘Social Services Chief Quits After ‘Style’ Criticised’ might be able to help us out here.
This story tells us: “The director of Reading Social Services has QUIT after her managing skills were criticised. Eileen Means, director of housing and community care at Reading Borough Council left her post “by mutual agreement” …
“Ruth Allman, spokeswoman for the council, said: ” … her approach to the management of people in achieving change was NOT ACCEPTABLE. As a consequence, Eileen has moved on by mutual agreement.
“And deputy leader of the council, Joe Lovelock, said: “It became clear that her style of management was not that acceptable to us …”
Blimey. What have those USELESS TWATS at the Bristol Labour Party foisted on us now? A notorious local authority bloody bully that’s what. And an incompetent one at that!