STATEMENT 25 January 2021
Witney Town Council to Undergo Staff Restructure.
The Council will be restructuring to match the ambitions of its new administration.
Witney Town Council has agreed to undertake a significant and radical overhaul of its current staffing structure, following a consultation with the Local Government Resource Centre (LGRC).
Having employed the services of LGRC to conduct a comprehensive review into the current capacity of the Town Council, Councillors voted unanimously to accept the subsequent recommendations, in order to enact a radical and positive transformation.
The new administration, elected in 2019, believed that the current staff set-up of Witney Town Council, which had been largely unchanged for many years, needed dramatically expanding, in order to match the aspirations of the council, and to better serve and respond to the needs of an ever-growing town.
When complete, the restructuring will provide ample capacity for the Council to make real many of its targets and ambitions, including the redevelopment of the Corn Exchange into a brand new arts centre; an ongoing upgrade of sports and leisure facilities in the town; and the previously-agreed commitments to fighting climate change and becoming carbon neutral by 2028.
The implementation of the restructure, which will start with immediate effect, will be an intense period lasting approximately three months, so please bear with us while this transition takes place.
The restructure will create several extra roles, and allow Witney Town Council to reflect the desires of those who overwhelmingly voted for change in the 2019 elections, turning it into a future-proofed, grassroots and community-focused organisation that delivers for the people of Witney, both now and for years to come.
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About Witney Town Council – http://www.witney-tc.gov.uk/
Witney Town Council is the third tier of local government for Witney. Established in 1974, it serves a population of more than 28,000 residents. There are six electoral wards within the town boundary and 17 elected town councillors who form the democratically elected body.
Witney Town Council declared a climate emergency in June 2019 and is committed to ensuring that the town does everything possible to become net-zero carbon neutral and to ensure a cleaner, better future for its residents.