Broxtowe Borough Council's director of housing has been fired on the grounds of gross misconduct

Broxtowe Borough Council
Broxtowe Borough Council

Broxtowe Borough Council has revealed that its director of housing, leisure and property service has had their "employment terminated" on the grounds of gross misconduct.

The decision was reached following a Disciplinary Hearing.

Councillor Richard Jackson, leader of the council, said: “The council has a responsibility to ensure that public services are properly managed and expects its officers to act to the highest standards.

"It will not tolerate any behaviour which is at odds with this.

"This decision in no way reflects the valuable and important work being carried out by our staff every day.

"We will now be working with other senior officers to move forward and I would like to reassure local residents that they will not see any impact on the services delivered to them as a result of this decision.”

The council has said it will not be providing any further comment on this matter.

Ted Czerniak the former director said: “I am shocked and deeply troubled that Broxtowe Borough Council has dismissed me after 28 years’ loyal and productive service without even giving me adequate opportunity to present my own defence. I strongly refute all the charges made against me. The matter is now in the hands of my lawyers and I shall not be therefore be making any further comment as I seek to clear my name and reputation.”