Chichester District Council chief executive retires

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AFTER almost 40 years of working in local government, the chief executive of Chichester District Council has announced his retirement.

John Marsland has worked at Chichester District Council for 22 years.

He led the organisation to become one of the top performing councils in the country.

During that time the council was recognised by the Audit Commission and became one of only five district and borough councils to score top marks for the way in which it manages taxpayers’ money.

It also won many awards under his leadership, including being recognised by the Federation of Small Business, as the most small business-friendly council in the south east.

Mr Marsland said: ‘I will really miss everyone and would like to thank them for all of their help and support over the years.

‘Now, I look forward to spending some quality time with my family and friends.