Composition of Cabinet
Councillor John Clarke
Overall strategy and delivery of agreed Council
priorities and objectives.
Oversight of all Cabinet
Building and developing relationships with partners
at a local, regional, national and international level to pursue
matters of interest to the Council and the community.
Representing the interests of the Council and the
wider community on the Local Enterprise Partnership, East Midlands
Councils, and other key strategic local, regional and national
Oversight of the Council’s Partnership and
Collaboration Agreements with key partners.
Building and maintaining positive relationships with
and between elected Members and employees.
Promoting and encouraging effective corporate
governance and the highest standards of probity.
Responding to the ‘Cost of Living’
Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder – Corporate Resources
Councillor Michael Payne
Budget strategy, financial management and local
Housing benefits and homelessness.
Asset management, including the Council’s
investment property, sales and purchase of land.
Information and Communications Technology, including
Human resources, staff development and
Customer experience and insight.
Democratic services and governance.
Communications and Social Media
Commercialisation, marketing and
Transformation of Council services.
Portfolio Holder – Local Pride and Community
Councillor David Ellis
Crime reduction and safeguarding, including
representation at the Crime Panel.
Engagement with the voluntary sector.
Localities and neighbourhood working.
Parish Council liaison.
Senior’s Council and Interfaith
Member training and development.
Portfolio Holder - Diverse Communities and Life
Councillor Kathryn Fox
Refugees and resettlement.
Member champion for women and the
Domestic violence, abuse and hate crime.
Social mobility, including linkages to its markers
of health, education, housing, income, race and gender.
Portfolio Holder - Sustainable Growth and Economy
Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth
Planning policy, development management, building
control and land charges.
Strategic development framework, including transport
and community infrastructure.
Private sector housing, social housing and
addressing empty homes.
Business growth, economic development, and inward
Workforce development, employment and skills
Town and local centre economy.
Portfolio Holder – Lifestyles, Health and
Councillor Henry Wheeler
Sports Development and physical activity.
Arts and culture, including Bonington theatre/cinema.
Health promotion and development.
Social prescribing partnerships.
Loneliness and isolation.
Mental health, including dementia
Portfolio Holder – Environment
Councillor Ron McCrossen
Maintenance and development of parks, open spaces,
cemeteries and allotments.
Provision of play parks, pitches and other play
Air quality, walkways and cycle-paths.
Waste Management, recycling and street
Carbon management and climate change.
Food, health and housing standards.
Environmental prosecutions and
Climate Change Member Champion.
Portfolio Holder – Young People and Equalities
Councillor Viv McCrossen
Play and events for young people.
Holiday activities and food programme
Addressing child poverty.
Youth Council and Youth Mayor.
Engagement and consultation with young
Youth unemployment and apprenticeships, including
working with schools.
Equalities, diversity and inclusion.
Portfolio-holders have the authority to:
Make all executive decisions, within their area of
responsibility, on matters which are not reserved to Cabinet and
within the limitations of the Financial Regulations.
Monitor service performance, within their area of
responsibility and take action to improve performance where
necessary, in conjunction with the relevant Director.
Respond to consultation documents received by the
Council within their area of responsibility.
Approve policies and procedures within their area of
Authorise the commencement of any proceedings in
connection with any offences within their area of
Determine fees and charges within their area of
Make recommendations to the Cabinet, within their
area of responsibility, on matters reserved to Cabinet.
When taking decisions,
professional advice from officers, including the statutory
officers, should be taken into account.
Cabinet will be supported by the following Policy
Policy Advisor for Heritage and
Homelessness – Councillor Des Gibbons
Policy Advisor for Environment
– Councillor Sandra Barnes
Policy Advisors will not hold delegated responsibility but will
support their respective Cabinet member on development and
progression of specific Gedling Plan actions as appropriate. The
precise focus for the work of each Policy Advisor will be agreed by
the Leader, Deputy Leader and relevant Cabinet member in discussion
with the Policy Advisor.