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Councillors clash in heated debate on outsourcing Worcester bin collections to private firm

Warring city councillors clashed during a heated debate on the planned outsourcing of bin collections across Worcester to a private firm. Passionate exchanges at the Guildhall saw Conservative cabinet members compared to “North Korea&...

South West could see police and fire services under PCC control , as ministers move forward with plans

New Government proposals could see South West fire and police services sharing vehicles, offices and response efforts as they come under the joint control of police chiefs. The Home Office measures would allow police and crime commissioners...

Southern police forces to offer shared £120m ERP opportunity

Proposed ERP platform could replace existing Oracle ERP system in Surrey; SAP in Sussex; and a mix of systems in Thames Valley Police The Surrey, Sussex and Thames Valley Police (SSTVP) forces are planning to set up a framework to supply a...

Coventry chamber backs new West Midlands combined authority

Plans for a new West Midlands Combined Authority have been backed by Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce. Seven authorities - Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton - want more devolved power...

Are you a collaborative leader?

Collaborative leaders have vision, commitment and confidence. They’re traits that foster high achievement, says William Buist Jeremy Clarkson. Crisp sandwiches. “The One and Only” by Chesney Hawkes. We all have our guilty...