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Issue:- 16 December 2010

Peter Brown Craven Minor JFL
Results Week Ending 12 December 2010

Under 10 Hawks
Holbank 0-5 Southport Trinity Blue

Under 13
Formby FC Juniors 1-2 Redgate Rovers
Ainsdale Juniors 1-4 Formby JSC

Under 14
Ainsdale Juniors 2-2 Billinge

Under 17
Ormskirk West End 0-3 Southport Trinity

Fixtures Week Ending 19 December 2010

Under 9
Formby FC Juniors v Southport Trinity Blue
Crosby Stuart v Formby JSC Black
Southport Trinity White v Birkdale SAJ
Birkdale Falcons v Birkdale DR

Under 10 Hawks
Birkdale Hawks v Hesketh Colts
Ormskirk FC v Holbank

Under 11
Ormskirk FC A v Edge Hill
Formby FC Juniors v Great Crosby
Southport Trinity v Tarleton Corinthians
Birkdale United R v Ormskirk FC B
Formby JSC White v Formby JSC Black
Redgate Rovers v Birkdale United S

Under 12A
Town Green v Formby FC Juniors
Southport FC Black v Birkdale United
Kirkby Woodpecker v Southport Trinity

Under 12B
Formby JSC Black v Jaguars
Redgate Black v Southport Yellow
Tarleton Corinthians v Redgate Green

Under 13
Town Green v Birkdale United
Redgate Rovers v Formby JSC
Birkdale Black v Burscough FC Juniors
Southport Trinity v Southport FC Juniors
Ainsdale Juniors v Formby FC Juniors

Under 14
Ainsdale Juniors v Southport FC Juniors
Formby JSC Black v Formby FC Juniors
Ormskirk West End v Birkdale United
Billinge v Formby JSC White
Redgate Green v Crosby Stuart
Town Green v Redgate Yellow
Southport Trinity v Hesketh Colts

Under 15
Hesketh Colts v Southport FC Juniors
Formby FC Juniors v Formby Dons
Ormskirk West End v Formby FC Juniors
Birkdale United v Southport Trinity
Formby JSC v Jaguars
Town Green v Ormskirk West End Blue

Under 16
Mitch v AFC Liverpool
Breeze v Pagefield Juniors
Jaguars v Town Green
Redgate Rovers v Southport FC Juniors
West Lancs Colts v Formby FC Juniors

Under 17
West Lancs Colts v Ormskirk West End
Formby JSC Black v Southport Trinity
Waterloo Park v Town Green

Queenie’s Happy Christmas

SOAP stars, footballers and even a panto dame are to attend a special Christmas Party for young people at the Town Hall, hosted by the Lord Mayor and sponsored by celebrity hairdresser Herbert Howe. Around 160 disadvantaged children will be treated like royalty this year when they attend Queenie’s Christmas party. Inspired by Herbert’s late mums love for the festive season, the annual event brings together a host of stars to give disadvantaged children a day to remember. Lord Mayor, Councillor Hazel Williams said:- “This is such a wonderful event to be involved in and brings home the true meaning of Christmas. I would like to thank Herbert for his generosity and kindness to these children. To see the joy on their faces when they see the winter wonderland is heart-warming. The children can expect to be treated to fabulous food, great gifts, a wonderful party atmosphere and of course no Christmas party would be complete without a visit from Santa. Hollyoaks star Sheree Murphy and LFC football legend Sammy Lee are just two of the celebrities who will be joining in the festivities at the Town Hall, along with Liverpool Empire Panto Dame Les Dennis and a host of local DJs.”


48 senior posts are to be lost and the number of council business units reduced from 74 to just 27, following a major review of the council’s senior management structure. The changes will provide a streamlined, more efficient and less bureaucratic administration with fewer middle managers and substantially reduced costs.

The major review of the council’s top management team has been carried out in response to the huge challenges facing local government following the £1billion spending cuts being imposed on the city by central government.  And the city council has appointed its first ethnic minority chief officer with Samih Kalakeche appointed to the newly-created post of Director of Adult Services and Health. Previously, Mr Kalakeche worked for the Primary Care Trust and the city council to improve the way joint services for vulnerable adults are provided by both organisations.

Liverpool City Council Leader Joe Anderson said:- “I have always said that when it comes to cutbacks, they should start at the top. The scale of the cuts the council is facing following the loss of millions of pounds of government grants will affect every service we provide, and every penny we have must be spent on protecting essential services and not wasted on needless bureaucracy.  Quite frankly, the city council has suffered from a top-heavy, bloated senior management set-up, weighted down with too much paperwork, form filling and box ticking. These radical changes mean we will have a much leaner, more efficient team of managers that will be 100% focused on delivering the council’s priorities – reducing waste and bureaucracy and making sure that, despite the cutbacks, we continue to deliver excellent services that meet today’s demands and the needs of our residents.”

Under the new structure, approved by the city council’s Appointments Panel on Monday, 6 December 2010, the senior management of the city council will consist of:-

► Chief Executive
► Director of Children and Young People’s Services
► Director of Operations
► Director of Regeneration and Employment
► Director of Finance and Resources
► Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods
► Director of Adult Services and Health

One significant change is the splitting of the role of the current Director of Children, Family and Adult Services into two separate posts. The review found that the existing combined role covering two sensitive areas (and with a budget of over £740 million and employing 70% of all council staff) was too big and splitting the directorate between children’s and adult services will lead to a greater focus on improved delivery of services and meeting the demands for additional capacity and changing needs of both services.

The acting City Treasurer, Susan Curran, has been appointed to the post of Director of Finance and Resources on a fixed term contract to 30 September 2011.

The new-look team of directors will mean increased senior management capacity, a much stronger, focused leadership team, with clear lines of accountability and providing a much greater focus on the key issues and challenges facing the city council.  They will be supported by 11 assistant directors and 25 divisional managers (down from 91), leading 16,000 staff and teachers employed by the city council.

Management of the city council will be improved by separating the delivery of council services from the development of new policy and strategies to meet the challenges ahead.

There has been a significant reduction in the salary bands of senior managers to reflect the current constraints on council spending.

► Chief Executive Proposed pay band - £197,500 (Was £203,500)

► Directors Proposed pay band - £120,000 - £140,000 (Was up to £159,975)

► Assistant Directors Proposed pay band - £75,000 – £90,000 (Was up to £117,816)

► Divisional Managers Proposed pay band – up to £65,000 (Was up to £83,569)

Senior management posts will be reduced from 91 to 43 (a reduction of 53%), saving £4.25 million per annum.  The city council has previously axed performance related pay for senior managers, saving £300,000 per year, bringing the total senior management salary savings to £4.55 million a year.

The city council has already consulted staff and trade unions on a draft review of the management structure and pay of senior officers. This final report will be subject to further consultations with staff and trades unions before being implemented from 1 January 2011.

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