The Cabinet for North East Lincolnshire Council has been confirmed at the Council’s Annual General Meeting today (25 May) with just one change of portfolio holder.
The Cabinet responsibilities for the following year are set to be:
Cllr Philip Jackson: Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economy, Net Zero, Skills and Housing – with responsibility for economic strategy, regeneration, inward investment and growth, business support and local enterprise, all aspects of housing, net zero, decarbonisation, the NEL Carbon roadmap and the green agenda, strategic economic collaboration, skills and employability.
Cllr Stan Shreeve: Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care – with responsibility for adult social care, health and adult social care commissioning and provision, public health and health inequality, health and care partnership, collaboration and integration.
Cllr Stephen Harness: Portfolio Holder for Finance, Resources and Assets – with responsibility for financial strategy and corporate governance, revenue budget and capital programme, digital strategy, inclusion and development, shared services and commercial development, financial inclusion, assets (corporate, commercial, community) and estate management.
Cllr Margaret Cracknell: Portfolio Holder for Children and Education - with responsibility as statutory lead member for children’s services for safeguarding of children and young people, corporate parenting, care leavers and family support, early help, SEND, school improvement and education.
Cllr Stewart Swinburn: Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport – with responsibility for planning, development control, highways and transportation, traffic management, parking and regulation, waste, recycling and environmental management, neighbourhood services, street scene, parks, open spaces, climate change related policy implementation affecting the natural environment.
Cllr Ron Shepherd: Portfolio Holder for Safer and Stronger Communities – with responsibility for all aspects of local authority enforcement and regulatory services, environmental health, port health, food safety, pollution control, trading standards and licensing, community safety and anti-social behaviour, voluntary and community sector, emergency planning and civil contingencies.
Cllr Hayden Dawkins: Portfolio Holder for Culture, Heritage and the Visitor Economy – with responsibility for tourism and the visitor economy, leisure, sport and recreation, including the playing pitch strategy, culture, Borough heritage, museums and the arts and equalities, diversity and inclusion.
Cllr Philip Jackson, leader of the Council, said: “Over the last 12 months we have worked hard to bring projects forward and provide stable leadership and direction for the council. This year, we welcome Cllr Dawkins to the Cabinet to take on the culture, heritage and visitor economy portfolio. We will continue to press on with our priorities this year, delivering on our promises to help create a stronger local economy and safer and stronger communities for all.”
These appointments have been at the Annual General Meeting of the Council, along with other committee chairs and placings.