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Local Government Elections 2012 South Ayrshire Candidates & Agents Briefing. Welcome & Introductions . David Anderson - Returning Officer Eileen Howat – Depute Returning Officer Valerie Andrews – Depute Returning Officer Billy Pollock Alison Nelson Denise Robertson. Purpose of briefings.

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welcome introductions
Welcome & Introductions
  • David Anderson - Returning Officer
  • Eileen Howat – Depute Returning Officer
  • Valerie Andrews – Depute Returning Officer
  • Billy Pollock
  • Alison Nelson
  • Denise Robertson
purpose of briefings
Purpose of briefings
  • To provide support to Candidates and Agents
  • To allow Candidates and Agents to get to know key members of the Elections Team
  • To provide information and advice
  • To contribute to a successful election process
  • To assist with the our election planning
  • To provide opportunity for enquires or questions
structure of the council at present governance
Structure of the Council at present(Governance)
  • Council (all Members) – every 8 weeks
  • Leadership Panel (seven Members) – every 4 weeks
    • in some Councils referred to as the Cabinet
    • comprises Portfolio Holders
  • Scrutiny Panels – every 4 weeks
  • “Legally required” Panels / Committees
    • Audit Committee
    • Regulatory Panel (Planning and Civic Government)
    • Licensing Board
    • Local Review Body
senior management structure
Senior management structure
  • Chief Executive
  • 3 Executive Directors
  • 11 Heads of Service
  • 1 MD Ayr Renaissance
  • Total of 16 Chief Officers
  • Greatly reduced from 1996
  • Subject to ongoing review
council finances
Council Finances
  • Broadly a net annual spend of £265m
  • Comprising
    • Local tax raising
      • Previously 20% pa but has reduced in recent years
    • Block grant from government
      • Has risen from traditional 80% level
    • Income from fees and charges
    • Interest from investments
questions and discussion
Questions and discussion
  • Topics of interest?
  • Other information we can provide?
  • Future dates for briefings
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