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Changes to the Management Structure to make savings at West Lancashire Borough Council

West Lancashire Borough Council has agreed changes to its senior management team, which will save more than £100,000 a year, whilst continuing to deliver on its ambitions for the Borough.

At its meeting on 18 October 2017, the Council agreed the voluntary redundancy of Dave Tilleray, the Director of Leisure and Wellbeing, in a move which means that together with previously agreed measures, the Council will make a total of £267,000 in efficiency savings next year from restructuring.

Dave Tilleray said “I have thoroughly enjoyed working for the Council, over many years in a profession that assists our community.  I have had the privilege of working with an excellent set of colleagues both inside and outside the Council.  We have great partnerships in West Lancashire including with the Police, Parish Councils, the Fire Service, Edge Hill University, Clinical Commissioning Group and with Community Groups, and I am very proud of what has been achieved over my time at West Lancs.”

Councillor Ian Moran, Leader of the Council said: “I would like to place my thanks to Dave on record for his years of dedicated service to the Council.

“The Council is under financial pressure, with the need to make an estimated £2.7m of savings over the next three years, and we are keeping our operating arrangements under regular review.  The changes will enable the Council to make a significant saving, whilst continuing to deliver the Council’s priorities.”

From 1 February 2018, the Council’s management team will comprise:

Kim Webber – Chief Executive

Jacqui Sinnott-Lacey – Director of Housing and Inclusion

Heidi McDougall – Director of Leisure and Environment

John Harrison – Director of Development and Regeneration

Terry Broderick – Borough Solicitor

Marc Taylor – Borough Treasurer

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