ELDC chief executive still off

Uncertainty continues to surround the future of East Lindsey District Council’s chief executive, Nigel Howells.

When he went on sick leave at Easter, it was thought his absence would only last a few weeks, but the 56-year-old has not returned since.

It was thought members would be updated at the October 10 full meeting of the Manby authority, if only so they could offer good wishes for his recovery.

But no statement was forthcoming either from the leader, Coun Doreen Stephenson, or officers.

Pending clarity on the situation, deputy chief executive Stuart Davy is continuing to hold the fort.