Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole set to name chief executive
The role of chief executive at the new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council is set to be awarded to Graham Farrant.
Torbay to consult on town council proposals
Members in Torbay have narrowly voted to go ahead with a review that could see new town councils created across the area.
Torbay to create town councils to increase income
A new tier of government could be created in Torbay to raise more funds and ease financial pressures.
Pared-down senior management would deliver 'significant savings'
A single senior management team for a new Nottinghamshire unitary would deliver ‘significant savings’ and improve service quality, the county council’s leader has claimed.
Reorganisation: lessons from the past
With several councils heading for reorganisation, Martin Ford speaks to those who have already undergone the journey and assesses the benefits and difficulties of going unitary.
Northamptonshire reorganisation backed despite Corby opposition
Corby BC was the only one of eight councils that voted to reject plans to create two unitaries in Northamptonshire.
Northamptonshire reorganisation plan to go to Government
Reorganisation proposals for Northamptonshire will go to the Government for approval this week.
Two unitary plan for Northants
Two unitary councils could be created in Northamptonshire under proposals unveiled today.
Christchurch admits defeat in reorganisation battle
Christchurch BC’s leader has apologised after admitting defeat in his attempt to save the council from local government reorganisation.
Reforming two-tier arrangements
Reorganisation has proved controversial in many parts of the country. James Maker suggests pooling new and existing powers at the strategic level could offer a more politically attractive devolution agenda in county areas.
Peace offerings in wake of reorganisation divisions
Olive branches have been offered up in two areas where relationships have been strained by local government reorganisation.
Christchurch reorganisation challenge defeated
Christchurch BC may launch an appeal after a High Court judge today refused its challenge to local government reorganisation plans.
Oxfordshire leader stands by unitarisation despite ministerial pause
Oxfordshire CC’s leader has vowed to keep his unitary proposals on the back-burner after local government minister Rishi Sunak backed a pause in reorganisation plans.
Leicestershire districts unite over reorganisation
District and borough councils in Leicestershire have offered the county council an olive branch over the issue of reorganisation.
Districts push back against county unitary plans
Districts have pushed back against county council plans for local government reorganisation.
Chief executive appointed to head new partnership
Oxfordshire CC and Cherwell DC have appointed Yvonne Rees as their joint chief executive.
Nottinghamshire leader steps up unitary push
Nottinghamshire CC’s leader has stepped up her push for a unitary council to cover the county.
Building local government from scratch
Christian Wall imagines how we might structure local government if we had the opportunity to start afresh
Panel argues the future may not be unitary
Unitary councils may not be the future of local government, according to a panel discussion held by the Taxpayers' Alliance.
Economy of scale not possible in Torbay, mayor says
A new model of governance is the only way to stave off a budgetary crisis, Torbay’s mayor has said.