Issue - meetings

Economic Development Service - New Way of Working

Meeting: 20/11/2012 - Cabinet (Item 138)

Economic Development Service - New Way of Working (Agenda item 18)

Report of Mark Kiddle-Morris, Executive Member for Assets & Strategic Development.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Member for Assets & Strategic Development presented the report which set out a proposal for a new way of working for the Council’s Economic Development Service.

 

This proposal was completely new but had been based on a model that the Council had already undertaken in the past.  The Executive Member admitted that this was a complicated document to read but drew attention to the charts highlighted on pages 174 and 190 of the report that explained the new structure.  He also highlighted the savings that could be made if Members were mindful to approve the recommendation.

 

The Overview & Scrutiny Commission Chairman, as a non-Cabinet Member, thought that this new way of working could do so much for the Council and its ratepayers and congratulated everyone involved.  He did ask however, how long this funding would be in place.  Members were informed of the process and how the Eastern Region Development Fund programme worked.

 

Options

 

See report.

 

Reasons

 

See report.

 

RECOMMEND to Council that the recommendations as set out in the report be approved.