All change at Cotswold District Council

Release date: 14 May 2019

Photo caption: New Cabinet (l to r) Rachel Coxcoon, Andrew Doherty, Mike Evemy, Mark Harris, Joe Harris, Clive Webster, Lisa Spivey, Tony Dale, and Jenny Forde.

Following the recent local government elections which saw the Liberal Democrat party win a majority, Cotswold District Council’s annual meeting took place today and Members were appointed as follows:

Chair – Nigel Robbins

Vice Chair - Dilys Neill

Cabinet: 

Joe Harris - Leader 

Mike Evemy - Deputy Leader and Finance

Rachel Coxcoon - Planning Policy, Climate Change and Energy

Clive Webster - Development Management, Landscape and Heritage

Andrew Doherty - Waste, Flooding and Environmental Health

Tony Dale - Economic Development, Skills and Young People

Jenny Forde - Health, Wellbeing, and Public Safety

Mark Harris - Car Parks and Town and Parish Councils 

Lisa Spivey - Housing and Homelessness 

Detailed functions of Cabinet Members are as follows: 

JOE HARRIS

MIKE EVEMY

RACHEL COXCOON

CLIVE WEBSTER

ANDREW DOHERTY

TONY DALE

JENNY FORDE

MARK HARRIS

LISA SPIVEY

LEADER

DEPUTY LEADER AND CABINET MEMBER FOR FINANCE

CABINET MEMBER FOR PLANNING POLICY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENERGY

CABINET MEMBER FOR DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT, LANDSCAPE AND HERITAGE

CABINET MEMBER FOR WASTE, FLOODING AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 

CABINET MEMBER FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, SKILLS AND YOUNG PEOPLE

CABINET MEMBER FOR HEALTH , WELLBEING, AND PUBLIC SAFETY

CABINET MEMBER FOR CAR PARKS AND TOWN AND PARISH COUNCILS

CABINET MEMBER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS 

Policy framework,  including the corporate plan

Financial strategy and management

Climate change and energy planning

 

Development management

Waste and recycling

Local Enterprise Partnership and countrywide partnerships

Improving social mobility

 

Delivery of Cirencester car park

 

Tackling homelessness and improving housing security

Coordination of executive functions

Revenue and benefits

Strategic forward planning

Heritage and design management

Drainage and flood resilience

Promoting enterprise, sustainable tourism, visitor information centres

 

Tackling social isolation

Car parking and enforcement

 

Support for community land trusts

 

Democratic Services

Property and Asset Management

Local Plan

Landscape conservation

Public protection

Economic development

Public health, wellbeing and mental health

 

Parish and Town Council support

Promotion of self-build and system build housing

 

Press and Communications

Grants

Neighbourhood Plans

AONB liaison (and national park resistance!)

Food safety

Youth development and services

Crime, disorder and community safety

 

Support for community events (Stow Fair, Phoenix Festival, Fleece Fair, Moreton Show etc)

 

Strategic oversight of tenure and housing needs assessment

 

Publica

Cotswold Water Park

Community Infrastructure Levy and Section 106

 

Building Control

 

Supporting and safeguarding people

Community building/liaison role

Delivery of council and social rented housing

 

Cirencester Town Centre Masterplan

 

Allowable solutions.

 

Cemeteries

 

Public conveniences

 

Liaison with housing developers

Democratic renewal and consultation

 

 

 

Street cleaning and litter picking

 

Leisure, museums and arts

 

 

Universal Credit

 

 

 

 

Noise and public nuisance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Licensing

 

 

 

 

 

There were also the following changes to Committee chairs: 

Chair of Planning and Licensing Committee – Juliet Layton

Vice Chair of Planning and Licensing Committee – Ray Brassington

Chair of Audit Committee – Patrick Coleman

Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Stephen Andrews

Cllr Joe Harris said,

“It is great to see these new faces, and I have every confidence that those appointed will do a good job.  I would also like to pay tribute to the efforts of the outgoing Leader, Cabinet Members, and Committee Chairs who deserve a huge ‘thank you’ for their efforts.”

ENDS

 

 

Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1PX