Wirral Council appoints strategic director

Wirral Globe: Joe Blott Joe Blott

WIRRAL Council has announced the appointment of a new strategic director.

Joe Blott will take up the “transformation and resources” portfolio. 

During three years at Warrington Council, Mr Blott has overseen a several major service transformations.    

Mr Blott has been employed in the public sector for 34 years, having previously worked at Knowsley, Wigan and Liverpool authorities and the voluntary sector in Merseyside.  

Leader of Wirral Council Cllr Phil Davies said: “Joe brings vital experience to this role and has numerous successes in strategic management, leading and delivering results.

“He joins us at a challenging, but exciting time, and I’m sure he will play a major role in making the council and the borough the success that its residents, staff and stakeholders truly deserve.”

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9:34am Tue 22 Jan 13

PaulCa says...

Welcome to Wirral. We're watching.
Welcome to Wirral. We're watching. PaulCa
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10:38am Tue 22 Jan 13

woodyres2 says...

A new director, with an impressive title ... and i'm sure a salary to match !!

I thought WBC was trying to save money and we await news of job losses .... you are right PaulCa, we are watching ...
A new director, with an impressive title ... and i'm sure a salary to match !! I thought WBC was trying to save money and we await news of job losses .... you are right PaulCa, we are watching ... woodyres2
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11:27am Tue 22 Jan 13

bigfoot says...

Lets hope this isn't another Blott on the Landscape!
Lets hope this isn't another Blott on the Landscape! bigfoot
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12:21pm Tue 22 Jan 13

spamfiend says...

http://www.warringto
nguardian.co.uk/news
/whereilive/9544485.
Council_staff_could_
move_to_Orford_Park_
roles/

Seems a similar story to here, so maybe Mr Blott is another one of the boys after all!
http://www.warringto nguardian.co.uk/news /whereilive/9544485. Council_staff_could_ move_to_Orford_Park_ roles/ Seems a similar story to here, so maybe Mr Blott is another one of the boys after all! spamfiend
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1:20pm Tue 22 Jan 13

bigfoot says...

Who is Mr B replacing is it the boy Dave's super department or Kevin Adderly's acting up Role, or the new super Director with Ms Fish,making GB's executive to Govern Wirral?

Any gossip from the 19th hole?
Who is Mr B replacing is it the boy Dave's super department or Kevin Adderly's acting up Role, or the new super Director with Ms Fish,making GB's executive to Govern Wirral? Any gossip from the 19th hole? bigfoot
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10:26am Wed 23 Jan 13

djrimmer says...

Oh, the leader of the council thinks this is an exciting time, does he. I dont think the councils employees whos job are under threat and all the elderly and disabled whos services are being cut and withdrawn think these are exciting times....disgraceful comment
Oh, the leader of the council thinks this is an exciting time, does he. I dont think the councils employees whos job are under threat and all the elderly and disabled whos services are being cut and withdrawn think these are exciting times....disgraceful comment djrimmer
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10:55am Thu 24 Jan 13

bickyboy says...

I do wish that politicians wouldn't mess with our language.

"Exciting", Mr Davies? No: "depressing and totally unnecessary".

Had you and Foulkes kept the local house in order when you were running the show you might still be in charge, and had your national party not flung public money around like it was going out of fashion the Tories would never have had the chance to inflict their destructive ideology on our local services.

Good luck, Mr Blott: you're going to need it. By the time the Tories have finished you'll be lucky to oversee one dustcart and a children's roundabout.
I do wish that politicians wouldn't mess with our language. "Exciting", Mr Davies? No: "depressing and totally unnecessary". Had you and Foulkes kept the local house in order when you were running the show you might still be in charge, and had your national party not flung public money around like it was going out of fashion the Tories would never have had the chance to inflict their destructive ideology on our local services. Good luck, Mr Blott: you're going to need it. By the time the Tories have finished you'll be lucky to oversee one dustcart and a children's roundabout. bickyboy
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10:57am Thu 24 Jan 13

bickyboy says...

Sic: of course Labour ARE still in charge. What I meant to say was that they would actually be RUNNING the council for the council taxpayers rather than holding it in trust for the national Tories.
Sic: of course Labour ARE still in charge. What I meant to say was that they would actually be RUNNING the council for the council taxpayers rather than holding it in trust for the national Tories. bickyboy
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12:21pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Hugo1008 says...

I say lets give this Guy a chance, after all he cannot possible be any worse that the bunch who have already left and those who will be leaving very soon.

More importantly remember whatever the new super directors and the CEO do or don't do is entirely down to the Clueless bunch of parasites who claim the title of Elected Councilors.
It is those Councilors for the most part who have brought Wirral Borough Council down to the level of abject disgrace and scandal that now prevails. Not any national Government of any political belief, but pure and simple total lack of Proper Local Governance for the past twenty years.

It is also the present bunch for the most part who sanctioned and agreed to the disgraceful payoffs and cover ups with copious buckets of white wash.
I say lets give this Guy a chance, after all he cannot possible be any worse that the bunch who have already left and those who will be leaving very soon. More importantly remember whatever the new super directors and the CEO do or don't do is entirely down to the Clueless bunch of parasites who claim the title of Elected Councilors. It is those Councilors for the most part who have brought Wirral Borough Council down to the level of abject disgrace and scandal that now prevails. Not any national Government of any political belief, but pure and simple total lack of Proper Local Governance for the past twenty years. It is also the present bunch for the most part who sanctioned and agreed to the disgraceful payoffs and cover ups with copious buckets of white wash. Hugo1008
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6:13pm Thu 24 Jan 13

PaulCa says...

Not forgetting the AKA report, which underlies all this.

It was hideously misconceived at the outset - because if Klonowski had declared her prior interest (training councillors and senior officers since 2006) then she would NOT have been given the job - and councillors probably would NOT have been put in the clear.

Which frankly STINKS to high heaven and always will.

Once she got the gig, she was able to apparently protect elected officials and cover up from the start by refusing to take minutes or tape record when interviewing the investigation's participants.

What rankles even more is that we paid for this. And because the names of the actual abusers remain deliberately hidden, we've paid £810,000+ in lining the pockets of those largely anonymous abusers.
Not forgetting the AKA report, which underlies all this. It was hideously misconceived at the outset - because if Klonowski had declared her prior interest (training councillors and senior officers since 2006) then she would NOT have been given the job - and councillors probably would NOT have been put in the clear. Which frankly STINKS to high heaven and always will. Once she got the gig, she was able to apparently protect elected officials and cover up from the start by refusing to take minutes or tape record when interviewing the investigation's participants. What rankles even more is that we paid for this. And because the names of the actual abusers remain deliberately hidden, we've paid £810,000+ in lining the pockets of those largely anonymous abusers. PaulCa
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6:22pm Thu 24 Jan 13

PaulCa says...

When I referred to 'anonymous abusers' I meant to say their name may be known, but the true extent of their abusive conduct remains unknown.

There may still be others working for the council or elected members who have had their name replaced by an "employee number" within the AKA report - purely and cynically to protect them.

There are ham-fisted moves underway now to bury the AKA report where the sun doesn't shine:

http://tinyurl.com/b
2btgzk
When I referred to 'anonymous abusers' I meant to say their name may be known, but the true extent of their abusive conduct remains unknown. There may still be others working for the council or elected members who have had their name replaced by an "employee number" within the AKA report - purely and cynically to protect them. There are ham-fisted moves underway now to bury the AKA report where the sun doesn't shine: http://tinyurl.com/b 2btgzk PaulCa
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9:20am Fri 25 Jan 13

ordinary personn says...

Hmm -
.
Graham Burgess - Liverpool lad, Everton supporter.

Kevin Adderley - Knowsley lad, Everton supporter

Joe Blott Knowsley lad - wonder if he likes footie? ;)
Hmm - . Graham Burgess - Liverpool lad, Everton supporter. Kevin Adderley - Knowsley lad, Everton supporter Joe Blott Knowsley lad - wonder if he likes footie? ;) ordinary personn
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12:39pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Thepleb says...

Jobs for the boys indeed..not one of these super duper directors lives on the Wirral.
Sums it up when the leader of the council describes cuts and job losses and general poverty and misery as exciting times...
Perhaps blotto boy could transform and change the 66 councillors who have their noses firmly in the trough if there is cuts to made that would be a good start..
Jobs for the boys indeed..not one of these super duper directors lives on the Wirral. Sums it up when the leader of the council describes cuts and job losses and general poverty and misery as exciting times... Perhaps blotto boy could transform and change the 66 councillors who have their noses firmly in the trough if there is cuts to made that would be a good start.. Thepleb
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10:26pm Sun 27 Jan 13

reliant22 says...

(Hugo 2008)

No really, if you heard what I heard from an employee at Warrington Council, you would not give him any chance. One of the gang by all accounts and just as bad as Wirral Council, that`s Warrington. Watch them and see what happens! Where is `dave Green`? I`ve been missing for a while and lost touch.
(Hugo 2008) No really, if you heard what I heard from an employee at Warrington Council, you would not give him any chance. One of the gang by all accounts and just as bad as Wirral Council, that`s Warrington. Watch them and see what happens! Where is `dave Green`? I`ve been missing for a while and lost touch. reliant22
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