The chair of a crisis-hit New Deal for Communities partnership in Nottingham has resigned.
Narinder Sharma, chair of the board of the Neighbourhood Development Company, which runs the NDC programme in Radford and Hyson Green, has stood down, Nottingham City Council said.

The NDC’s board will also be overhauled, the council added.

Sharma told Regeneration & Renewal that he had stepped down because he was “reassured that the issues the board had with senior managers will be dealt with”.

Stephen Lord, the NDC’s interim chief executive, said: “It’s an expectation of ours that all board members will resign. The disagreements that have dogged the work of the NDC should now be consigned to the past.” He said that the process of recruiting new board members had begun.

Earlier this year, board members were asked to stand back from the NDC’s day-to-day running while recommendations from a governance review by a government-appointed adviser were implemented (R&R, 30 May, p2).

It has also emerged that the NDC’s company secretary, David Wilde, has stepped down from his position. Lord has temporarily taken over his post.