Restructuring continues at Cheltenham Borough Council
15th July 2013
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A smaller and more efficient council organisation managing links to different partners is still seen as the best way forward with more changes proposed at the top at Cheltenham Borough Council. New proposals aim to reduce the senior management team down from seven to four with a rearrangement of responsibilities. Discussion with councillors on the proposals takes place on 22nd July.

Other rearrangements to save costs include carrying out some council services in partnership with neighbouring authorities. Such areas include legal, building control, finance, HR, ICT and waste collection.

Andrew North, chief executive said: “With significant central government cuts, it makes sense to consider our future as a much smaller organisation, managing a diverse set of relationships with partners but continuing to offer some direct delivery where necessary.  A smaller sized council means we can reduce overheads…it also means that services delivered to council tax payers are protected.’’

Read the full council statement here

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