Our Council has a diligent Clerk/RFO who arranges leave so that his job doesn't need cover. Unfortunately the Clerk has been taken ill and a temp has had to be recruited in the interim as work was stacking up. This has opened a can of worms and not all is as it should be, there are rumours flying around but everything is being dealt with as confidential by a special committee. The latest is that the Clerk is seeking early retirement but a member of the public wants to involve the Police. If the Clerk was to retire with a 'Golden Handshake' and if there are serious matters uncovered could the Council still seek redress, obviously at an affordable cost? I understand that the APC tend to focus on Officer support and mentoring rather than Member tailored advice. Many thanks in anticipation.