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Sacked Norwich City Council officer reaches settlement


'Homes for staff' manager settles

A council officer dismissed for letting staff move into low-rent homes and taking one herself has reached a settlement with her former employer.

Norwich City Council said Kristine Reeves, former head of neighbourhood and strategic housing services, had been guilty of gross misconduct.

Ms Reeves, who had a salary of £50,000, was taking the council to a tribunal, claiming she was unfairly dismissed.

Norwich City Council said it would not comment.

Homes demolished

The authority had carried out an investigation into why staff, including Ms Reeves and her boyfriend, were able to rent homes intended for elderly people.

Residents had been moved out after being told their homes in the Greyhound Opening complex in Norwich were to be demolished.

The homes were then advertised on an internal Norwich City Council website and staff allowed to move in.

The homes have since been demolished and a new development is under construction.

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