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Thursday, January 25, 2018

New management structure for the Council to come into force from 1 February 2018

A new permanent management structure is coming into force at West Lancashire Borough Council in 2018 to drive forward its ambitious agenda for the Borough, whilst saving the Council more than £100,000 a year.

From Thursday 1 February 2018 the number of directorates will be reduced from four to three with services that were provided by the Council's Leisure and Wellbeing Service being moved into the other directorates. The three directorates will be:

• Development and Regeneration Services
• Housing and Inclusion Services, and
• Leisure and Environment Services

The directorates will continue to be supported by Legal and Democratic, and Finance and Human Resources Services.

The focus for the new directorates will be to deliver the Council’s priorities for the economy, environment and health and wellbeing of West Lancashire, whilst balancing the budget year on year.

Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of the Council, said: "The revised management structure will drive forward our priorities while also delivering much-needed savings in the face of continued government reductions to local authority funding. I look forward to working with the team to meet our ambitions for West Lancs and bring improvements for residents and businesses across the Borough.”

Notes to editors
At its meeting on 18 October 2017, the Council agreed the new structure and the voluntary redundancy of Dave Tilleray, the Director of Leisure and Wellbeing. These moves mean that together with previously agreed measures, the Council will make a total of £267,000 in efficiency savings in 2018/19 from restructuring.

The new management team will comprise:
Kim Webber BSc (Hons), MSc – Chief Executive
Jacqui Sinnott-Lacey  BA (Hons), PGdipWL, MCIH – Director of Housing and Inclusion
John Harrison DipEnvP, MRTPI – Director of Development and Regeneration
Heidi McDougall BSc (Hons), MBA – Director of Leisure and Environment
Terry Broderick FCILEx – Borough Solicitor
Marc Taylor MA, CPFA – Borough Treasurer

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