Hub > Warwickshire County Council's Profile
Warwickshire County Council is a local authority providing a wide range of services to over half a million residents and is responsible for a budget of over £750 million. Working with other public, private and voluntary bodies the council looks after its most vulnerable members, while delivering appropriate and quality services at the right time to those who need them. The services which the council has specific responsibilities to provide include:
• Schools and other educational opportunities
• Social care services for young and older people
• Libraries, museums and other cultural activities
• The Fire and Rescue Service
• Highways and other public rights of way
• Planning advice
• Registration Service
• Trading Standards
Other services are provided in Warwickshire by the five district and borough councils.
Like other local authorities Warwickshire continues to face extreme financial challenges and spending pressures. To meet this challenge the council will have to make some tough choices about the services it provides in the future, along with identifying opportunities to work in new and innovative ways.
The county council is the biggest employer in Warwickshire with a total workforce of c16,000. The council’s main administrative headquarters is based at Shire Hall in Warwick; however the workforce is based at locations across the county. Increasingly technology is enabling employees to work in more flexible ways and is helping to facilitate more efficient use of the council’s property portfolio.
As a Construction & Built Environment client WCC spends c£70million per annum on construction products ranging from Highways maintenance to Reactive Building repairs. Participation in the Hub is seen as an opportunity to promote the work of the authority and support local construction sector growth
Warwickshire fact file
• Warwickshire covers an area of 763 square miles.
• Warwickshire has 548,000 citizens and 231,000 households.
• Warwickshire’s highway network totals 2,368 miles of road and 1,650 miles of footway
• 202 schools are under local authority control
• 15,820 children in Warwickshire are living in poverty
• 4,393 residents aged over 75 receive social care
• 39,144 children, young people and adults are registered as disabled or have special educational needs
For more information on Warwickshire County Council see www.warwickshire.gov.uk
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