Tuesday, 27 January 2009

New Chief Exec comes to Birkdale


Sefton Council’s new Chief Executive, Mrs Margaret Carney, was taken on a whistle-stop tour of Birkdale last week (Tuesday 27 January) by ward councillors Iain Brodie Browne and Simon Shaw.

Mrs Carney took over her new role on 1st January and has asked to visit each of Sefton’s wards to hear from councillors about local issues. Her first such visit was to Birkdale ward.
Councillors Brodie Browne and Shaw showed Mrs Carney the five primary schools in Birkdale, including Farnborough Road Schools, where a £1.5 million building programme will take place over the next 18 months.
"As well as the schools, we also took Mrs Carney to Carr Lane recreation ground as one of our priorities for improvement," said Councillor Brodie Browne.
"We also visited Birkdale Village, and discussed what the council can do to help retailers, and the local economy generally, during the current difficult conditions."
Mrs Carney added: "Although I know Southport quite well, it was certainly helpful to have a detailed tour round Birkdale Ward. I am looking forward to similar visits to the borough’s other wards over the coming weeks."

Pictured (by Clare Knight) outside Farnborough Road Junior School with Sefton Council’s new Chief Executive, Mrs Margaret Carney are Councillors Iain Brodie Browne and Simon Shaw; also (right) headteacher Mr Adrian Antell, together with 4 pupils.