Tackling unauthorised encampments
Jan Britton describes how Sandwell MBC is leading the way in tackling unauthorised encampments. Working with West Midlands Police, the council has established a fast-track approach to dealing with groups with caravans as soon as they arrive.
In tribute to Cllr Darren Cooper
Jan Britton says Cllr Darren Cooper will be sorely missed at Sandwell MBC following his sudden death.
A combined effort
Jan Britton reflects on his role of interim chief operating officer at WMCA and the challenging new approaches that could see the combined authority achieving remarkable success.
Looking beyond the 'adequate'
Jan Britton explains his council's link-up with a private sector consultancy to speed up the pace of change in children's social care.