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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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Local government elections 2012 south ayrshire candidates agents briefing

Local Government Elections 2012South AyrshireCandidates & Agents Briefing


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