Jobs go to save cash

MANAGEMENT jobs have gone in a restructuring of Daventry District Council’s management.

The measures, which were noted by councillors at a meeting last Thursday, have been ongoing since April this year should save £175,000 per year.

The latest step saw the council’s six corporate managers were cut down to three.

This follows on from first part of the restructure took place in April when the corporate board of three executive directors, rotating the role of managing director, was replaced with a permanent managing director.

Councillor Chris Millar, leader of Dthe council, said: “Like other councils, we find ourselves with a particularly difficult grant settlement and are having to cut our cloth to fit. We would not be taking these measures if they weren’t absolutely necessary.

“The corporate board and corporate management arrangements have been very effective for our council but the structure had to be reviewed to help us make significant savings while protecting our frontline services.

“The new senior management team will continue to drive forward the council’s objectives of improving the local environment and economy for all residents as well as achieving further efficiencies for our organisation.”

A wider review is ongoing, with a view to making further savings by the end of the financial year in March.