Pictured sitting in the tent alongside the successful applicant, Kieran, is none other than Cllr Meryl Gravell wearing what looks like a pair of retro sofa covers converted into one of those "cozee" all-in-ones you see advertised in the back pages of Sunday colour supplements.
Perhaps readers with more knowledge of the fashion scene can enlighten us. Also, is it my imagination, or is Meryl sending a two-fingered message to the
Meryl is always keen to ensure that jobs go to the best possible candidates, so obviously no local people were up to scratch, and Kieran had to be shipped in from Hereford on the other side of Offa's Dyke.
Perhaps he could be the next Director of Social Care, Health and Housing, because the Appointments Committee - Directors is due to try to choose one tomorrow (post advertised in the Sunday Times), or even the new Director of Technical Services after the last abortive attempt to appoint one was derailed at the last minute in highly unusual circumstances.
As we brace ourselves for the next round of cuts, it's good to know that the Press Office is still there to keep our spirits up with some good news stories.