So farewell then Kevin “Addled” Adderley – Wirral Council’s Super Duper Director of Degeneration.
We understand Addled was courted and feted at a tearful leaving do (that’ll be tears of joy) held today at Wallasey Town Hall.
We don’t know which room was been designated for this glittering occasion but we suspect it wasn’t the Civic Hall – perhaps the thousands expected to gather in veneration of this fine exemplar of public service squashed into Martin Liptrotsky’s pokey office to backstab each other whilst nibbling a prawn vol-au-vent.
Meanwhile we can only wonder what would be a fitting honour to bestow on “the most credulous man in Britain” – Freedom of the Borough ? , that portrait of bankrupt marrow-fancier Stella Shiu that hangs in the Chief Executive’s waiting room ? , a limited edition copy of that artist’s impression of Wirral Waters that is dragged out to support non-stories in the local press? , a luxury weekend stay at Mere Brook House?.
But really what do you give a man who’s walking away with £250,000 of public money in his back pocket?.As an inside source tells us this is a question that has troubled many of the beleaguered colleagues that Addled leaves behind :
“Would you believe someone from Adderley’s team came around the town hall this week asking if people would like to give to his leaving present!.There were a few suggestions of what that could be!.A wheelbarrow for his dosh!…”
So what next for this super-ambitious dedicated public servant – Wirral Chamber of Commerce ?, Sam Wa Minerals ? or follow his former mentor and former Wirral CEO Graham Burgess to Blackburn ? .
As a recently observed rendezvous in a North Wales hostelry involving two of Wirral Council’s former top powerbrokers testifies we just hope he finds time to keep in touch with some of his former colleagues so they can reminisce over the good times they once shared together.