Heather Jameson 22 January 2015

Birmingham improvement panel announced

The panel drafted in to help improve Birmingham City Council to work with the troubled authority has been announced.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed the panel will be headed up by local businessman and former senior partner at lawyers Wragge and Co, John Crabtree.

It also includes senior local government figures including Steve Robinson, chief executive of Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cllr Keith Wakefield, leader of Leeds City Council, and Frances Done, former managing director of local government at the Audit Commission.

The commissioners, who were jointly appointed by the DCLG and the council, will help see the council through the reforms outlined in the Kerslake report, which included strengthening the role of the chief executive, putting a plan in place for finances, and moving ahead with a combined authority.

Visit The MJ (£) for more information on this story.

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Payroll Specialist

Essex County Council
Up to £34805 per annum + + 26 Days Leave & Defined Benefits Pension
Closing Date
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Payroll & People Advisor - Permanent

Essex County Council
Up to £27338 per annum + + 25 Days Leave & Defined Benefit Pension
Closing Date
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Payroll & People Advisor - 12-month Fixed Term Contract

Essex County Council
Up to £27338 per annum + + 25 Days Leave & Defined Benefit Pension
Payroll & People Advisor - 12-month Fixed Term Contract Closing Date
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Senior Waste Manager

Isle of Wight Council
£42,923 to £46,402 per annum
We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual County Hall, Newport / Agile
Recuriter: Isle of Wight Council

Engineer (Client Team)

Manchester City Council
£35,336 to £39,571 (Bar at £38,553) per annum 
The post holder will be responsible for supporting the Client Team Manager Manchester, Greater Manchester
Recuriter: Manchester City Council

Partner Content

Circular highways is a necessity not an aspiration – and it’s within our grasp

Shell is helping power the journey towards a circular paving industry with Shell Bitumen LT R, a new product for roads that uses plastics destined for landfill as part of the additives to make the bitumen.

Support from Effective Energy Group for Local Authorities to Deliver £430m Sustainable Warmth Funded Energy Efficiency Projects

Effective Energy Group is now offering its support to the 40 Local Authorities who have received a share of the £430m to deliver their projects on the ground by surveying properties and installing measures.

Pay.UK – the next step in Bacs’ evolution

Dougie Belmore explains how one of the main interfaces between you and Bacs is about to change.