Composition of Cabinet
Leader of the Council
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, Metro Board,
East Midlands Councils, and other key strategic local, regional and
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.
Strategic lead for Economic Development and Inward
Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Resources &
Councillor Michael Payne
Budget strategy, financial management and local
Asset Management, including the Council’s
investment property, sales and purchase of land.
Communications, marketing and promotion.
Customer Services, information and communications
technology, including digitalisation.
Transformation of Council services, processes and
Portfolio Holder for Public Protection
Councillor David Ellis
Crime Reduction and Community Safety.
CCTV and RIPA.
Portfolio Holder for Growth & Regeneration
Councillor Jenny Hollingsworth
Planning policy, development management and building
Town Centre management and development.
Business improvement, local business engagement,
promotion and support.
Employment and Skills.
Portfolio Holder for Housing, Health & Well-being
Councillor Henry Wheeler
Leisure Centres and Sports Development, including
lead for sport and physical activity.
Health Promotion and development.
Homelessness and Housing Needs.
Council housing development.
Housing and council tax benefits.
Liaison with Public Health and Clinical
Portfolio Holder for Environment
Councillor Peter Barnes
Waste Management and recycling.
Maintenance and development of parks, open spaces,
cemeteries and Allotments.
Energy management and sustainability.
Portfolio Holder for Community Development
Councillor Gary Gregory
Arts and culture.
Community Engagement and Consultation, including
liaison with the voluntary sector and Parish Councils.
Members’ services, including member training
Portfolio Holder for Young People and Equalities
Councillor Viv McCrossen
Play and events for young people.
Youth Council and Youth Mayor.
Engagement and consultation with young
Liaison with various bodies and agencies in relation
to mental health.
Support the Deputy Leader in the development of a
Social Mobility Commission and delivery of agreed key
Work with the Portfolio holder for Growth and
Regeneration in reducing levels of youth unemployment.
Work with the Portfolio holder for Public Protection
to reduce risk and fear of crime for young people.
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 Procedure Rules.
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.
The Cabinet will be supported
by the following Policy Advisors:
Policy Advisor for Growth and
Regeneration - Councillor Julie Najuk
Policy Advisor for Young People
and Equalities – Councillor Kathryn Fox
Policy Advisor for Environment
– Councillor Ron McCrossen.
Policy Advisor for Health and
Well-being – Councillor Rosa Keneally
Policy Advisor for Housing and
Homelessness – Councillor Des Gibbons
Policy Advisor for Women and
Domestic Violence – Councillor Roxanne Ellis
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.