Model behaviour

By Adrian Fluker | 26 September 2018

Cllr Adrian Fluker sets out how Maldon DC embarked on council-wide transformation by adopting the Future Model – a complete reimagining, comprehensive restructure and fresh approach to a local authority’s operations

Conservative-led Maldon DC, located in the East of England, is one of the smallest rural district councils in England. It has a population of approximately 64,000 and a coastline of over 75 miles.

The council has an excellent track record of being financially prudent and well-managed.

However, like many councils, the austerity measures of recent years, together with the gradual reduction in funding, means the council must be innovative and creative to address the budget gap in its medium-term financial strategy of £1.5m by 2021.

Members of the council are spearheading what is the biggest and most ambitious change we have undertaken since the re-organisation of local government in 1974 – to meet our budget gap and drive efficiency.

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