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1 A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Road to Excellence PREPARING FOR ……. July 2011

2 A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Road to Excellence Agenda 1.The Stratford Approach 2.Case Study- Future Management 3.Case Study-Management Restructure 4.Case Study- Budget and Financial Strategy 5.Future Challenges

3 A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Road to Excellence The Stratford Approach Build in lots of time to do anything; The value of the cu! Leading not bleeding edge; The ‘What if’ test; Members/ officers together; Getting the best and most from our staff.

4 A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Road to Excellence Case Study- Future Management November draft for consultation; February approved three transformation strands; People Assets and Resources Infrastructure and Processes June Action Plan.

5 A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Road to Excellence But What If…. You get a notice of motion in February 2010 agreeing to look at a strategic alliance; And a new Leader in May 2010; And the Strategic Alliance doesn’t materialise.

6 A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Road to Excellence Case Study- Management Restructure Part of the Future Management and Leadership Paper-February 2010; Financially driven- CSR considered; Review requested following decision not to proceed with senior management merger with Warwick DC; Staff consultation welcomed and quality of response complimented.

7 A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Road to Excellence Case Study- Management Restructure Four options considered; Decided on:- Option 4- Chief Executive & six Heads of Service; Statutory Officer roles of Chief Finance Officer and Monitoring Officer to be at Head of Service level; Use of consultants to assist selection process; Implementation date by 31 March 2011 Actually did it by January 2011!

8 A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Road to Excellence Case Study- Budget and Financial Strategy Comprehensive Spending Review 7.1% reduction in grant for four years; 0% tax increase 2011/12- reward; No actual figures for SDC until December 2010 So where did that leave the Council?

9 A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Road to Excellence Case Study- Budget and Financial Strategy 2011/122012/132013/142014/152015/16 Base budget m m m m m Total Savings m1.210 m0.951 m0.606 m0.362 m Budget Pressures 0.265m0.343 m000 Net Spending m m m m m Available resources m m m m m Savings required m1.210 m0.501 m0.606 m0.362 m

10 A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Road to Excellence Case Study- Budget and Financial Strategy Savings up front… probably Hierarchy of savings Prioritisation or salami slicing? Use of new homes bonus and council tax grant Published Savings Plan New Corporate Strategy

11 A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Road to Excellence Future Challenges Big Society and Localism- the ‘p’ word! Resource Review Capacity and managing risk Expectations from everyone/ Reputation Another New Leader and Cabinet Keeping the network going That non-job…..

12 A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Road to Excellence Summary Taking people with you essential in planning for change; The ‘What if test’; Learning from everyone and all cu’s; Managing risk and capacity; Future challenges.

13 A Cleaner, Greener, Safer Road to Excellence Over to you- questions and comments


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