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New Council Cabinet confirmed

10:56 am, Friday, 27th May 2022 - 9 months ago


A RESHAPED Cabinet for North East Lincolnshire Council has been confirmed at the Annual General Meeting.

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 Tom Furneaux: 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.

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, equalities, diversity and inclusion, emergency planning and civil contingencies.

“As a united Cabinet over the last 12 months we have worked hard and with determination and we all look forward to another year during which we will continue to take advantage of opportunities and overcome challenges to create a stronger local economy and safer and stronger communities for all,” said Cllr Jackson.

Other posts confirmed at the meeting include the Chairs and members of the Scrutiny panels that overlook the work of the council. Chairs are as follows:

  • Children and Lifelong Learning Scrutiny Panel: Cllr Silvester
  • Communities Scrutiny Panel: Cllr Dawkins
  • Economy Scrutiny Panel: Cllr Freeston
  • Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Panel: Cllr Hudson
  • Tourism and the Visitor Economy Scrutiny Panel: Cllr Brookes

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