Some of the firms Norfolk County Council spends the most money with are for roadworks, school dinners and street lighting. Photo: Archant Archant Who has Norfolk County Council been spending your money with this year? We’ve taken a look at the council’s spending records from January to September to see who the biggest suppliers were.Around £550 million has been paid to 3,250 different suppliers for services ranging from surfacing roads to school dinners.Search the table below to find out which firms the council uses and how much money they have been paid.Here are the top 20 biggest suppliers:The final stretch of the NDR (Broadland Northway), between Wroxham Road and Postwick, is opened to traffic. Picture: ANTONY KELLY1) Tarmac - £32.6mThe private contractor could rake in up to £480m – £40m each year – in a 12-year deal with Norfolk County Council (NCC) to maintain highways and resurface roads.But profits at the Solihull-based firm halved … [Read more...] about Norfolk County Council rich list: Which firms got the most money in 2018?
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PUBLISHED: 10:42 12 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:44 12 December 2018 Andrew Proctor, leader of Norfolk County Council. Pic: Norfolk County Council. Norfolk County Council The leader of Norfolk County Council has said he is open to a revival of the devolution debate - two years after a previous deal was taken off the table. John Timewell, Norfolk county councillor for North Walsham West and Erpingham. Picture: MARK BULLIMOREIn 2016, the government offered Norfolk and Suffolk a deal which would have seen powers devolved to local councils, bringing in £750m of new funding for infrastructure and £130m for new homes.But the government had insisted that the two counties must have an elected mayor as part of the deal - which led to Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Beckland and North Norfolk councils deciding to withdraw from the process.Broadland and South Norfolk backed it, as had councils in Suffolk, but when West Norfolk Council voted by 44 votes to 14, it sounded the death knell for … [Read more...] about Leader of Norfolk County Council backs call for revival of devolution deal talks in 2019
Dr Wendy Thomson is leaving her role of managing director of Norfolk County Council and will not be directly replaced. Picture by SIMON FINLAY. Major changes in the way Norfolk County Council is run has been agreed - with the £243,000 a year managing director role to be axed. Dr Wendy Thomson leaves County Hall at the end of the week and the council today agreed not to replace her directly.The Conservative-led administration also agreed to switch from the current committee system to a cabinet system, where members of the controlling party have portfolios and meet to make key decisions.Leader Andrew Proctor says that presents a good opportunity to switch to an executive leader model.Instead of a managing director, there would be a head of paid service and an executive director of strategy and governance - upgrading an existing role.Current executive director for environment and communities Tom McCabe would take on the head if paid service role, paid an extra £10,000 a year, … [Read more...] about Norfolk County Council agrees to axe £243k managing director role
PUBLISHED: 00:00 14 November 2018 Sabrina Johnson Andrew Proctor, leader of Norfolk County Council. Pic: Neil Perry Archant The leader of Norfolk County Council has been grilled by people demanding to know more on the future of the county’s children’s services and special schools funding. At an event held at the Wroxham Hotel in Hoveton on Tuesday evening, members of the public took the opportunity to hold Andrew Proctor, Conservative leader at County Hall, along with other senior council officers to account and to quiz them on a number of issues facing their communities.Taking questions from the audience on county’s children’s centres, including on the public consultation and what the council’s plans for the future of the centres are, Mr Proctor said around 1200 people had participated in the consultation which closed on November 12.He said the council aimed to “redesign services” so that they can be accessed by … [Read more...] about Leader of Norfolk County Council quizzed on future of Norfolk’s children’s centres
Dr Wendy Thomson, who is leaving her role of managing director of Norfolk County Council. Picture by SIMON FINLAY. The post of managing director at Norfolk County Council could be scrapped. Andrew Proctor, leader of Norfolk County Council. Pic: Neil PerryCouncil leaders say a new County Hall set-up would save cash and allow councillors and officers to work more closely for Norfolk.But opposition councillors fear the change could see decisions made behind closed doors.The council’s £183,000-a-year managing director Dr Wendy Thomson recently tendered her resignation, with a new job at the University of London awaiting her from July next year.She will not remain at the council for the whole of her three-month notice and Conservative leader Andrew Proctor said her departure is an opportunity to take the council in a different direction.He is proposing an executive cabinet model. The council currently has a committee system, but the Conservative administration wants to revert … [Read more...] about Managing director post at Norfolk County Council could be scrapped