Woking appoints new chief executive
Julie Fisher has been announced as the new chief executive of Woking BC.
Merton chief confirms departure
Merton LBC’s chief executive described the enjoyment to be had in the job as a ‘well-kept secret’ as he confirmed his departure.
Scottish Borders appoints chief executive
Scottish Borders Council has appointed Netta Meadows as its new chief executive.
Herefordshire to appoint new chief executive
Paul Walker is expected to be confirmed in the role at a council meeting this week.
Wigan insources leisure services
The council is to bring its leisure centres in-house in a bid to safeguard jobs following the impact of COVID-19 restrictions.
London chief announces retirement
Hackney LBC chief executive Tim Shields is to leave the council following four decades of public service.
Chief executive calls time on 40-year career
Colin Everett will leave Flintshire CC later this year, having joined the authority in 2007.
Redbridge chief announces departure
Redbridge LBC’s chief executive Andy Donald has announced he is stepping down.
New chief executive appointed by Cambridge
Robert Pollock will take over from interim Andrew Grant in April.
Oxford appoints new chief executive
Caroline Green has been named as the new chief executive at Oxford City Council.
Strength lies in differences
Ben Parsonage says many employers need to change their dated mindset requiring candidates to ‘fit in’ with their existing culture, and instead start visualising what qualities they can ‘add to’ your organisation.
Spending Review: £2.9bn 'restart programme' to help unemployed
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a three-year £2.9bn ‘restart programme’ to help more than one million people unemployed for more than a year find work.
Bedford chief calls time on 43-year career
The chief executive of Bedford BC, Philip Simpkins, has announced he will be stepping down from the role.
Green revolution or missed opportunity?
Local government insiders tell Heather Jameson that the Government’s 10-point action plan for tackling climate change isn’t ambitious enough either in terms of the scale of the vision or about what role councils should play.
Realising the potential of rural economies
The Institute of Economic Development and the RSN have devised a new toolkit for anyone seeking to raise rural relevance in the economic agenda. Nigel Wilcox says the potential of rural economies must be realised if we are to bounce back better.
A chance to show long term vision on levelling up
This year’s spending round must focus on supporting places to managing the virus while signalling the longer-term strategy for building resilience into recovery, says Rosie Stock Jones.
Councils are the counterbalance
Priorities seem to have ‘become skewed by COVID-related policy-making on all sides of politics’, argues Claire Fox. This should mean that councils have an even more crucial role as a democratic counterbalance, she adds.
Made in Dagenham
Graeme Cooke explains how Barking and Dagenham LBC turned a derelict industrial site in East London into the future home of London’s biggest film and TV studios.
Five steps to delivering local green retrofit skills
A zero carbon Britain by 2050 depends on creating new green jobs across the construction sector. Councils need to take action now to make sure communities have the skills required, says Cara Jenkinson.
Council grants managing director redundancy request
The managing director of Wellingborough BC is to leave ahead of the council ceasing to exist next year.