Executive director blog posts.
As you know, we were named as a County Deal pathfinder area by the Government in February 2022.
Today marks the first Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection.
A recent report published by the Local Government Association, (LGA) has highlighted the hard work that you've been doing to deliver results for our residents.
Derbyshire and Derby is one of 9 areas being put forward for a County Deal which is part of the Government's plans to 'level up' investment across the country.
As we come towards the end of 2021, I'd like to thank each of you for your continued dedication to the people of Derbyshire.
This week I have formally taken up the permanent role of managing director, working alongside the Leader of the council.
It seems everyone has something to say about climate change at the moment
Without your dedication, resilience and determination we wouldn't have been able to get through these past 20 months.
Over the past weeks I have been involved in two events which have led to the 'standing up' of the Strategic Co-ordinating Group of the Local Resilience Forum.
Earlier this year we asked those who were able to carry out their roles from home to continue to do so until October.
In Executive Director Emma Alexander's last blog post she touched on our new People Strategy.
How we care for our older and more vulnerable residents is at the top of the news agenda following the government's announcement about funding social care.
The last couple of weeks have seen the government make a wide range of announcements that will have huge significance for local government.
Well, this will be my final blog as Executive Director for Children's Services at Derbyshire County Council.
Sitting reading The Times one morning in August, I came across the following article by Ann Treneman - a columnist and Derbyshire resident.
Like many over the summer, I have recently been on holiday and have come back feeling refreshed and relaxed from my time away from work.
There's no doubt that the pandemic has had a profound effect on all our working lives and brought about many changes.
I've always been so proud to work for Derbyshire, and am having very mixed feelings as my time here draws to a close.