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Eastbourne Airbourne blunder boss loses his job

The council boss responsible for the charging fiasco at Eastbourne's 2008 Airbourne air show has been made redundant.

Norman Kinnish is one of five senior staff at Eastbourne Borough Council who will leave their jobs through a combination of cost-cutting redundancies and retirements.

The tourism boss had overseen the controversial introduction of charging entry for Airbourne, the town's main tourist event, which saw crowds boycott the show.

The council made a loss of tens of thousands of pounds, when it had budgetted to make a £183,000 profit.

Mr Kinnish resisted calls for his resignation at the time but left yesterday when his post was abolished.

The council has moved from a system of 11 directors and assistant directors to a new management team with just three senior heads of departments.

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8:26pm Sat 3 Oct 09

emma barnes says...

and the redundancy package is?.......
and the redundancy package is?....... emma barnes
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8:50pm Sat 3 Oct 09

Variable says...

So how much was the Reward For Failure this time?
C'mon Argus! Ask some questions!
So how much was the Reward For Failure this time? C'mon Argus! Ask some questions! Variable
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10:44pm Sat 3 Oct 09

tarik says...

So that'll be actually nothing to do with last year's Airbourne then... According to that article they've just reorganised.
So that'll be actually nothing to do with last year's Airbourne then... According to that article they've just reorganised. tarik
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11:28pm Sat 3 Oct 09

Livid Harry says...

I thought that the king of total incompetence Matthew Locke was the idiot who screwed up last year's Airbourne by introducing charges. I'm sure that's who the Argus said it was last year.
He's all but destroyed trade in Eastbourne by arrogantly insisting on the hated parking charges and other mess-ups besides...
I thought that the king of total incompetence Matthew Locke was the idiot who screwed up last year's Airbourne by introducing charges. I'm sure that's who the Argus said it was last year. He's all but destroyed trade in Eastbourne by arrogantly insisting on the hated parking charges and other mess-ups besides... Livid Harry
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2:12am Sun 4 Oct 09

Darling2 says...

So who exactly employed him? No doubt not one of the redundancies. Scratch the surface in Eastbourne and you will find maggotts. 3 maggotts.
So who exactly employed him? No doubt not one of the redundancies. Scratch the surface in Eastbourne and you will find maggotts. 3 maggotts. Darling2
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2:34am Sun 4 Oct 09

Darling2 says...

Wage claw back is the answer.
Wage claw back is the answer. Darling2
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10:19am Sun 4 Oct 09

Eric Raccoon says...

Matthew Locke had nothing to do with Airbourne. It was Norman Kinnish who brought on the £5.00 to stand on our own seafront. He should have done the decent thing last year and resigned or at least stand up and admit that he had made a mistake. Instead he and the Lib Dem Council tried to pass the buck on to their staff in the Eastbourne Borough offices. The bottom line is that Eastbourne residents lost £360,000 of their contingency fund due to mismanagement. How much will he get as a redundancy package?
Matthew Locke had nothing to do with Airbourne. It was Norman Kinnish who brought on the £5.00 to stand on our own seafront. He should have done the decent thing last year and resigned or at least stand up and admit that he had made a mistake. Instead he and the Lib Dem Council tried to pass the buck on to their staff in the Eastbourne Borough offices. The bottom line is that Eastbourne residents lost £360,000 of their contingency fund due to mismanagement. How much will he get as a redundancy package? Eric Raccoon
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12:24pm Sun 4 Oct 09

emma barnes says...

Eric Raccoon wrote:
Matthew Locke had nothing to do with Airbourne. It was Norman Kinnish who brought on the £5.00 to stand on our own seafront. He should have done the decent thing last year and resigned or at least stand up and admit that he had made a mistake. Instead he and the Lib Dem Council tried to pass the buck on to their staff in the Eastbourne Borough offices. The bottom line is that Eastbourne residents lost £360,000 of their contingency fund due to mismanagement. How much will he get as a redundancy package?
Eric...are you a woodland animal?
[quote][p][bold]Eric Raccoon[/bold] wrote: Matthew Locke had nothing to do with Airbourne. It was Norman Kinnish who brought on the £5.00 to stand on our own seafront. He should have done the decent thing last year and resigned or at least stand up and admit that he had made a mistake. Instead he and the Lib Dem Council tried to pass the buck on to their staff in the Eastbourne Borough offices. The bottom line is that Eastbourne residents lost £360,000 of their contingency fund due to mismanagement. How much will he get as a redundancy package?[/p][/quote]Eric...are you a woodland animal? emma barnes
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12:34pm Sun 4 Oct 09

Eric Raccoon says...

Emma, if you don't ferret around for the truth then the weasels get away with it!
Emma, if you don't ferret around for the truth then the weasels get away with it! Eric Raccoon
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2:31pm Sun 4 Oct 09

heavenscentrose says...

I agree totally with your initial comments, Eric Raccoon, and the ferreting comment is super! How apposite!
I agree totally with your initial comments, Eric Raccoon, and the ferreting comment is super! How apposite! heavenscentrose
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2:43pm Sun 4 Oct 09

bug eye says...

.....and when will the bafoon in charge of introducing the bus lane on the a259 have his redundancy notice......
.....and when will the bafoon in charge of introducing the bus lane on the a259 have his redundancy notice...... bug eye
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