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£500,000 budget saving in Members allowances for BCP Council

A reduction from 125 council seats to 76 in the new BCP Council will cut the cost of member allowances for next year by £500,000. The recommendations for the levels of allowance paid to Elected Members have been made by an Independent Remuneration Panel, comprising John Quinton, Former Head of Democratic Services at Wiltshire Council,… Continue reading £500,000 budget saving in Members allowances for BCP Council

Shadow Executive approves BCP Budget recommendation

A balanced budget for 2019/20 has been approved by the Shadow Authority Executive ahead of the launch of the new BCP Council. It will now go before a meeting of the full Shadow Authority on February 21. The budget has been prepared from financial plans developed by the four shadow authority Delivery Boards – Adults,… Continue reading Shadow Executive approves BCP Budget recommendation

BCP Council Constitution to be considered this week

Ahead of the Shadow Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting on 7 February, BCP Shadow Authority have published a report recommending approval of the draft Constitution for BCP Council. The meeting this week, to be held at the Civic Offices in Christchurch, will see committee members consider the proposed Constitution, which includes the establishment of both… Continue reading BCP Council Constitution to be considered this week

Balanced budget proposal for BCP Council

A balanced budget for 2019/20 has been recommended for the Shadow Authority Executive to consider ahead of the launch of the new BCP Council. The budget has been prepared having taken into account the financial plans developed by the four Delivery Boards – Adults, Children’s, Place and Corporate – working towards a single Medium Term… Continue reading Balanced budget proposal for BCP Council

Proposed Director of Children’s Services for BCP Council announced

The recommendation on the appointment of the new Director for Children’s Services for BCP Council has been announced. The Senior Appointments Committee has recommended Judith Ramsden following an external and robust recruitment process. Judith has previously held the position as Director of People Services (DCS and DAS) at Wokingham Borough Council, has been a Strategic… Continue reading Proposed Director of Children’s Services for BCP Council announced