Corporate Services Cabinet Member – minutes – 15 June 2009

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273 (3) AIM 4: MOVING FORWARD ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW – The Service Director Highways and Planning submitted a report seeking approval of a part restructure of the Policy Team within the Highways and Planning service.

Historically visitors to Church Square House (CSH) had faced problems in accessing services when entering the building via the local link reception. It had also been recognised that the Planning service would benefit from its own reception facilities for clients and the public entering the building and renewing applications. Other services such as licensing could also benefit from similar arrangements.

All reception duties were currently carried out by local link staff, however, as the council had agreed to combine the current local links of Crosby and Church Square into one local link based at CSH, an opportunity had arisen to address the historical building reception issues.

Highways and Planning currently provided a CSH building administration service. The team’s responsibilities were mainly focused around facilities management and administrative duties. Without significant change the building reception responsibilities could be added following a minor restructure of some of the teams within the Moving Forward division of Highways and Planning.

Full details of the restructure, including financial implications, were set out in the report and accompanying appendices.

Resolved – (a) That the restructure, as set out in the report and accompanying appendix, be approved, and (b) that the budget transfer from Community Planning and Resources to Highways and Planning, as set out in the report, be approved.

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