Following a recent Freedom of Information request I have identified that CWaC Council are paying £398 per year for the Chief Executive's membership of SOLACE.
SOLACE Society for Local Authority Chief Executives. Membership is open to Chief Executives, Senior Managers, Middle Managers and Graduates of all UK local authorities and related public sector organisations.
SOLACE research shows that 60% of the thousands of members who contact us every year are looking for personal advice and support.
The question is, why are Cheshire West and Chester Council paying their Chief Executive's membership fees when it is clear that the main use of SOLACE is for personal advice and support?