Issue - meetings

Breckland, Great Yarmouth and South Holland Shared Management

Meeting: 14/02/2012 - Cabinet (Item 38)

Breckland, Great Yarmouth and South Holland Shared Management (Agenda item 17)

Report of William Nunn, Leader of Breckland Council.

Additional documents:

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Minutes:

The Chief Executive gave a detailed report on the proposed joint management arrangement for the three Councils.

 

Although the proposal had been welcomed, there were a number of concerns in relation to the affect the proposal would have on the level of management below the Directors, and the affect reviews were having on staff morale.  Members were informed that these concerns had already been recognised and a structure chart with contact numbers was being produced so that the said Officers, now known as the Key Officers Group (KOGs), could be easily recognised and contactable in the Directors absence.  As far as the latter was concerned, there would have to be changes to some services and some would have to be re-designed to close the financial gap but another partner provided resilience unlike other authorities who were constantly reducing staff particularly from the top down to save money. 

 

Members were satisfied that all concerns raised had been taken into account.

 

The Chief Executive left the room.

 

Members were in support of the consultation going forward.

 

Options

 

To support or not to support the proposals.

 

Reasons

 

See Report.

 

RESOLVED to support the recommendation to the Special Council meeting to be held on 9 March 2012.