County Voice

County Voice 2019: Issue 3

Minor changes to Denbighshire Cabinet portfolios

The Leader of Denbighshire, Councillor Hugh Evans OBE has announced some minor changes to his Cabinet Portfolios.

Whilst all previous members have been given portfolios, there are small changes being made to their responsibilities.

The Cabinet portfolios are:

Leader and Cabinet Lead Member for the Economy and Corporate Governance - Councillor Hugh Evans OBEEconomic & Business Development/Support; Regional Economic Strategy(inc. Growth Deal); Employability & Skills; Rhyl Regeneration; Tourism Strategy; Digital Strategy; Strategic Partnerships; Major projects and Events; Corporate Governance and Management of Cabinet.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Lead Member for Finance, Performance and Strategic Assets: Councillor Julian Thompson-HillRevenue and Capital Budgets; Financial Legislation and Treasury Management; Housing Revenue Account; Revenue and Benefits; Corporate Risk; Corporate Plan and overall performance of the Council and Strategic Planning; Health and Safety; Procurement; Internal Audit; Management of the Council’s physical assets; Contracts and Facilities (inc. Catering Services); Arm’s Length Companies; Commercial Strategy.

Cabinet Lead Member for Well-being and Independence - Councillor Bobby FeeleyAdult Social Care; Extra Care Housing; Supported Independent Living; Homelessness; Anti-Poverty Lead on Partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Public Health Wales; Integration of Social Service and Health; Leisure Strategy and Culture and Heritage.

Cabinet Lead Member for Education, Children’s Services and Public Engagement - Councillor Huw Hilditch-RobertsEducation (School Improvement); Children’s Services; GwE; 21st Century Schools; School Transport Policy; Youth Services; Early Years; Welsh Language Strategy; Communication and Marketing Strategy; Public Engagement (including Customer Relationship Management); Reputational Management; Corporate Parenting and Safeguarding.

Cabinet Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment: Councillor Brian Jones: Environmental Impact (including Low Carbon Initiatives, Energy Efficiency/Conservation); Highways; Traffic, Parking and Road Safety; Sustainable Transport Solutions; Public Realm and Clean & Tidy Streets; Fleet Management; Waste and Recycling and Flood Risk Management.

Cabinet Lead Member for Corporate Services and Strategic Direction: Councillor Richard Mainon: HR Policies & Strategy; Union Relationships; Policy Development; Legal and Democratic Services; Equalities and Diversity; Emergency Planning; ICT and Website Development; Member Training and Development; Third Sector Relationships; Armed Forces Champion

Cabinet Lead Member for Housing and Communities: Councillor Tony Thomas: Housing Strategy (including Affordable Housing, Gypsy and Traveller provision, Private Sector Housing, Empty Homes, Housing Grants/Loans); Denbighshire Housing including Partnership with Tenants; Library Strategy; Countryside (including Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty); Nature Conservation and Biodiversity; Rural Development; City, Town and Community Councils Relationships; Community Funding.

Cabinet Lead Member for Planning, Public Protection and Safer Communities: Councillor Mark Young: Land use Planning (including Local Development Plan); Building Control; Built Conservation; Public Protection & Enforcement (including Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Licensing, Environmental Crime, Housing Enforcement); Safer Communities; Domestic Abuse.

The Leader, Councillor Hugh Evans OBE, said: “I’m pleased to share the new portfolios, following a review of their remit.

“There are also  a number of emerging issues for councils across Wales over the coming years that have influenced the changes, including how we manage energy, reducing carbon emissions, housing and the digital agenda.

“Key to all of this is to provide Denbighshire residents with the best possible services”.


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