West Norfolk Council appoints new monitoring officer
A council chief executive has appointed a new monitoring officer after the decision was taken out of the hands of elected councillors due to the pandemic.
Alexa Baker, a local government solicitor from Eastlaw, has been appointed as West Norfolk Council's monitoring officer.
The appointment was made last month after the council’s chief executive, Lorraine Gore, was granted powers to take statutory decisions due to the coronavirus outbreak suspending the council’s ability to hold meetings.
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