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Suffolk
Suffolk
County Council is the administrative authority for the county of Suffolk, England. It is run by 75 elected county councillors representing 63 divisions. It is a member of the East of England
England
Local Government Association.

Contents

1 History 2 Structure of the County Council 3 Responsibilities 4 Shared services 5 Elections 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] Established in 1974 and initially based at East Suffolk
Suffolk
County Hall, the Council was located to Endeavour House
Endeavour House
in Ipswich
Ipswich
in 2004.[1] In September 2010, the council announced that it would seek to outsource a number of its services, in an attempt to cut its own budget by 30%.[2] In 2011 controversy surrounding the CEO Andrea Hill featured in local and national press (including £122,000 spent on management consultants),[3] leading to her disciplinary hearing and resignation.[4] Structure of the County Council[edit]

Endeavour House
Endeavour House
home of Suffolk
Suffolk
County Council

The County Council is led by its Interim CEO Sue Cook, who has been in this role since September 2017[5]. The Council is split into 5 distinct areas known as directorates[6]. Each directorate has responsibility for a range of services and statutory requirements.

Directorates Directors

Adult and Community Services (ACS) Director Mike Hennessey

Corporate Services (CS) Director Chris Bally

Fire and Public Safety (FPS) Director Mark Hardingham

Growth, Highways and Infrastructure (GHI) Interim Director Aidan Dunn

Health, Wellbeing and Children’s Services (HWC) Director Abdul Razaq, Interim Director Allan Cadzow

Responsibilities[edit] Suffolk
Suffolk
County Council is responsible for major services which are provided countywide. These include:

Education and learning: schools, evening classes for adults, youth clubs and higher education grants. Environment: conservation of the countryside and public access to it, waste disposal and archaeological services. Leisure and culture: archives and support for arts and museums. Public safety: fire rescue service and emergency planning advice. Registrars: registration of births, marriages and deaths. Social care: care for older people who are physically or mentally infirm, or have a mental health problem, those with physical or learning disabilities and children and families who need protection and support. Trading standards: protecting consumers and giving advice. Transport and streets: maintaining and improving Suffolk's roads, footpaths and public rights of way, road safety, public transport co-ordination.

Shared services[edit] Responsibility for some services is shared between the county council and borough, district and parish councils in Suffolk, including:

Conservation Economic promotion Emergency planning Museums and the arts Public transport Street cleaning Tourism

Elections[edit] The council is run by the Conservative party. The Conservatives hold 52 seats on the Council, Labour 11, Liberal Democrats 5, Independents 3, Greens 3 and West Suffolk
Suffolk
Independents 1. These last elections were held in May 2017. Previous elections include:

Suffolk
Suffolk
County Council election, 2013 Suffolk
Suffolk
County Council election, 2009 Suffolk
Suffolk
County Council election, 2005 Suffolk
Suffolk
County Council election, 2001

References[edit]

^ " Suffolk
Suffolk
has its heart ripped out: Once-proud Grade Two listed county hall is wrecked by drug addicts and tramps". Daily Mail. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.  ^ " Suffolk
Suffolk
County Council to outsource most services". BBC News. 2010-09-23. Retrieved 2010-09-23.  ^ Private Eye ^ "Council chief Andrea Hill quits Suffolk
Suffolk
Council". BBC News. 2011-07-06.  ^ "Chief Executive Officer". Suffolk
Suffolk
County Council. Retrieved 31 January 2018.  ^ "Directorates". Suffolk
Suffolk
County Council. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 

External links[edit]

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County Council

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Elections

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Local authorities in Suffolk

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District councils

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Coastal Waveney

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Council elections in Suffolk

Suffolk
Suffolk
County Council

1973 1977 1981 1985 1989 1993 1997 2001 2005 2009 2013 2017

Babergh District Council

1973 1976 1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015

Forest Heath District Council

1973 1976 1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015

Ipswich
Ipswich
Borough Council

1973 1976 1979 1980 1982 1983 1984 1986 1987 1988 1990 1991 1992 1994 1995 1996 1998 1999 2000 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2014 2015 2016

Mid Suffolk
Suffolk
District Council

1973 1976 1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015

St Edmundsbury Borough Council

1973 1976 1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015

Suffolk
Suffolk
Coastal District Council

1973 1976 1979 1983 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015

Waveney District Council

1973 1976 1979 1983 1984 1986 1987 1988 1990 1991 1992 1994 1995 1996 1998 1999 2000 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2015

East Suffolk
Suffolk
County Council

1889 1892 1895 1898 1901 1904 1907 1910 1913 1919 1922 1925 1928 1931 1934 1937 1946 1949 1952 1955 1958 1961 1964 1967 1970 Abolished

West Suffolk
Suffolk
County Council

1889 1892 1895 1898 1901 1904 1907 1910 1913 1919 1922 1925 1928 1931 1934 1937 1946 1949 1952 1955 1958 1961 1964 1967 1970 Abolished

See also: Ward

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