Profiles of Cabinet members

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Leader of the Council

Councillor Linda Taylor

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Responsible for the Leadership of the Council

Specific individual responsibilities:

  • Strategy and place leader for Cornwall
  • Regional policy and external relations
  • Relationship with HM Government
  • Civic functions
  • Partnerships
  • Levelling up and Equalities
  • Communications and resident engagement
  • Human Resources

To lead on strategy formulation for the Council through Cabinet.

To chair the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Leadership Board.


Deputy Leader

Councillor David HarrisCouncillor David Harris

To lead on budget and policy formulation and implementation in relation to:

  • Resources (including billing, collection and recovery of local taxation)
  • Financial forward planning and budgeting
  • The effective use of resources and value for money
  • Treasury Management
  • Investment Programme
  • Risk management and insurance
  • Performance Management framework
  • Fees and charges
  • Property and Estate transformation

Portfolio holder for Adults and Public Health

Councillor Andy VirrCouncillor Andy Virr

To lead on budget and policy formulation and implementation in relation to adult social care and public health and wellbeing service in line with the Care Act 2014 and public health responsibilities as set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

This includes:

  • Adult Social Care Services for adults of working age
  • Adult social care services for older adults
  • Services for carers
  • Vulnerable adult safeguarding functions
  • Public Health and Health Protection (including drug and alcohol services)
  • Health and Well-Being Strategy

Promoting the best possible adult social services and seamless care in the community by working with and optimising all opportunities offered by other providers to further these aims.

Working in partnership through the Health and Well Being Board to promote early intervention and prevention and integrated care. 

  • To act as the lead Executive Member for the Health and Well-Being Board
  • To provide executive member leadership on Health and Social Care integration

 


Portfolio holder for Children and Families

Councillor Barbara EllenbroekCouncillor Barbara Ellenbroek

Undertake the responsibilities of the Lead Member for Children’s Services as set out in statutory guidance.

To enhance the Council's corporate parenting role; to protect and champion children’s rights and to promote opportunity for all children in Cornwall.

To lead on budget and policy formulation and implementation in relation to:

  • Children’s Rights and involvement of young people in decision making
  • Children’s Social Care
  • Children’s Safeguarding
  • Early Intervention Services for vulnerable children
  • Early Years provision including Health Visiting
  • Schools
  • Special Educational Needs Provision
  • Transitions for disabled young people
  • Youth Offending
  • Universal Youth provision and post 16 employment and training
  • Adult Education
  • Skills Agenda and relationships with FE and Universities.

Work in Partnership with the One Vision Board and Health and Well-Being Board to achieve better outcomes for children and families.

To lead on budget and policy development and implementation in relation to capital investment in educational infrastructure in schools.


Portfolio holder for Customers

Councillor Richard PearsCouncillor Richard Pears

Responsibility for leading on budget and policy formulation and implementation in relation to;

  • Customer Services and Customer Experience
  • Business Systems and digital strategy
  • Social inclusion, digital inclusion, employability and welfare
  • Leisure Services
  • Relationship with the voluntary and third sector
  • Relationship with suppliers
  • Corporate procurement and commercial services
  • Facilities Management
  • Governance and Assurance

To act as the lead Executive Member with responsibility for the shareholder oversight of the Council’s Companies


Portfolio holder for Economy

Councillor Stephen RushworthCouncillor Stephen Rushworth

To lead on budget and policy formulation and implementation in relation to:

  • Economic development and economic strategy
  • Relationships with business community
  • Town Vitality and Place Shaping
  • Spaceport
  • Energy Policy
  • Anti-poverty strategy
  • Cultural Services and Cornish Language

To act as the lead Executive Member with responsibility for working with the Local Enterprise Partnership and The Great South West.


Portfolio holder for Environment and Climate Change

Councillor Martyn AlveyCouncillor Martyn Alvey

To lead on budget and policy formulation and implementation in relation to the environment. This includes:

  • Waterways, beaches and flood resilience
  • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Site
  • Cemeteries and Crematoria.
  • Archaeology Service
  • Fisheries and Agricultural Policy
  • Maritime Services (Ports and Harbours)
  • Climate Change
  • Public Protection and Enforcement Services (Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Port Health, Parking Enforcement)
  • Fire and Rescue Service
  • Emergency Planning and business resilience
  • Council Farms

To provide executive member leadership for the Environmental Growth Strategy and Climate Change Action Plan and to deliver better environmental outcomes through the Local Nature Partnership.

To provide overall liaison with Devon and Cornwall Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner and to promote effective blue light collaboration within Cornwall.


Portfolio holder for Neighbourhoods

Councillor Carol MouldCouncillor Carol Mould

To lead on budget and policy formulation and implementation in relation to

  • Waste – collection, disposal and waste minimisation.
  • Street cleaning
  • Community safety
  • Registrars
  • Library and cultural services
  • Community Networks and relationships with Town and Parish Councils
  • Events and Licensing
  • Parks and Open Spaces
  • Public Rights of Way

Portfolio holder for Housing and Planning

Councillor Olly MonkCouncillor Oliver Monk

To lead on budget and policy formulation and implementation in relation to planning and transport including:

  • The Local Plan and associated local planning guidance
  • Neighbourhood Plans
  • Development Control Service and Planning Enforcement
  • Land registry and street naming
  • Housing Strategy
  • Housing delivery pipeline to deliver Local Plan housing targets
  • Regeneration
  • Direct Housing Development and investment
  • Social Housing and Private Rented standards
  • Homelessness Prevention and Housing Advice and Options Service
  • Housing Adaptations for disabled people.
  • Housing related support for vulnerable people

To act as the lead Executive Member with responsibility for working with the Strategic Housing Group.

 


Portfolio holder for Transport

Councillor Philip DesmondeCouncillor Philip Desmonde

To lead on budget and policy formulation and implementation in relation to planning and transport including:

  • Highways
  • Street Lighting
  • The Local Transport Strategy
  • School Transport
  • Public Transport
  • Ferries
  • Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry
  • Parking Strategy

To act as the lead Executive Member with responsibility for working with the Peninsula Subnational Transport Body.

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