Verbal report of the Superintendent of Burnham Beeches, Stoke Common and City Commons.
The Committee received a verbal report of the Superintendent regarding structural changes within the Open Spaces Department. He explained that Ashtead Common was the responsibility of the Burnham Beeches, Stoke and City Commons division within the City of London Corporation Open Spaces Directorate. He advised that he had been appointed as Superintendent of Burnham Beeches, Stoke and City Commons on a permanent basis in December 2014 and there had been a reduction of one Head Ranger post within the division to create a Support Services Manager post, which was currently being recruited.
The Chairman congratulated the Superintendent on his permanent appointment and thanked for the excellent work carried out by his team so far.
Members were advised that the next steps following the structural changes included the development of the vision and strategic objectives for the Burnham Beeches, Stoke and City Commons division and to meet the financial challenge of the Service Based Review.
In response to a Member’s question, the Superintendent advised that he had been working at least one day a week at each Commons’ office. He added that his next objective was to spend more time out on the open spaces to gain a better understanding of each site.