Sandra Dinneen

Sandra Dinneen

Sandra Dinneen is chief executive of South Norfolk DC
  • I'm proud to have been a local government chief executive

    23 January 2019

    In her last column for districtview, Sandra Dinneen says she believes that as a sector we underplay the number of truly talented people we have working day in day out to improve outcomes for people and places.

  • Districts' crucial role in the prevention agenda

    13 November 2018

    Sandra Dineen believes the district council’s contribution is key to the success of the prevention agenda - 'particularly in ensuring our residents have the right homes, suited to their needs and have access to our services at the earliest possible stage'.

  • Understanding the reasons behind change

    20 June 2018

    Sandra Dinneen on embracing and shaping change at the local level.

  • Blurring the lines: How districts can help reduce DTOCs

    24 January 2018

    Sandra Dinneen explains how South Norfolk DC is working to save bed days and improve residents' quality of life.

  • A tribute to the unsung heroes of public service

    28 June 2017

    In the shadow of a series of national tragedies and the loss of her father, a town councillor, Sandra Dinneen delivers a heartwarming tribute to those who serve day in and day out within their communities.

  • Map the Industrial Strategy around functional economic areas

    20 April 2017

    The new Industrial Strategy should be rooted in the principles of people and place and mapped around functional economic areas, housing marketing areas and travel to work areas, argues Sandra Dinneen.

  • Five key principles for transformation

    28 February 2017

    Sandra Dinneen outlines the emerging values for local government transformation.

  • NHB reforms will hit preventative measures

    10 January 2017

    Sandra Dinneen explains how reforms to the New Homes Bonus will put demand-reducing measures at risk.

  • Crossing the divide between Whitehall and Town halls

    29 November 2016

    In the wake of the District Councils' Network Autumn Assemble, Sandra Dinneen comments on the improving relationship between central and local government.

  • Districts and the transformation agenda

    08 November 2016

    District councils are working and clustering together to effect positive and radical changes in the delivery of public services for their communities and economic growth, writes Sandra Dinneen.

  • Crucial reforms for housing

    26 October 2016

    It's clear housing is top of the agenda for DCLG and local government is ready with some key reforms, explains Sandra Dinneen

  • Concerns for the future

    05 October 2016

    The recent District Councils' Network chief executives conference saw local government making stark warnings on Brexit, mayors and housing, says Sandra Dinneen

  • The inside line on business rates

    31 August 2016

    Sandra Dinneen reflects on her role in the LGA/DCLG business rates steering group and explains the far-reaching reforms required

  • Step up to the plate

    02 August 2016

    Districts could really make a difference on health and care integration but all 201 need to pull their weight, says Sandra Dinneen

  • An action packed few days for districts

    21 June 2016

    Sandra Dinneen says many people will be surprised at how important district councils are to upcoming elections

  • Shaping local government's future

    02 June 2016

    Sandra Dinneen discusses the first meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for District Councils and the key issues that will be investigated in the future

  • A plan in place

    19 April 2016

    Sandra Dinneen says districts have made their voices heard on planning reforms but key challenges remain for DCLG

  • Districts making a difference

    01 April 2016

    Sandra Dinneen reports from the final session of this year's District Councils’ Network’s Staff Development Programme

  • Questions from the districts

    16 February 2016

    Sandra Dinneen welcomes the Government's approach to business rates but says answers are still required to significant finance questions

  • A good deal for districts

    28 January 2016

    Sandra Dinneen calls for a review of local government funding to ensure the vital services delivered by districts are protected