5.2.11 Executive Member for Environment and Leisure
To be the primary lead on the work of the Environment Service and all the Council’s
environmental functions within that service.
To identify and address flooding and drainage problems within the Borough, and to
oversee the production of a flooding and drainage strategy and the link this has to the
To mentor, support and develop the Deputy Executive Member.
To oversee waste collection and recycling services, to develop the Borough’s Waste
Strategy, and to represent the Council on the Re3 Joint Waste Disposal Board.
To oversee appropriate open space, country parks, SANG and playground provision and
To oversee the development of new country parks in accordance with the Core Strategy.
To take the leading role in developing partnerships with other agencies, especially the
Towns and Parishes, and to make representations to central government, regional
government etc. as appropriate.
To oversee the Leisure and Sports Development strategies.
To oversee the Public Rights of Way function, including Greenways. To ensure the Council is represented on the Local Access Forum and undertakes liaison with local interest
To oversee the Council’s Tree Policy.
To develop and oversee the implementation of a Minerals and Waste Plan.
Responsible for overseeing the development of the Council’s Culture and Library Services.
To oversee strategies for developing arts, leisure and cultural activities in the Borough.
To be responsible in conjunction with the Chairman of the Licensing and Appeals
Committee and the Leader for overseeing the Health and Safety, Environmental Health,
Licensing and Trading Standards functions.
To be responsible for overseeing the Building Control functions.
To take responsibility for monitoring gulley and pavement maintenance plans.
To take responsibility for overseeing the development of the contract procurement strategy
within the Environment and Leisure portfolio, with particular regard to the following:
a) ensuring corporate and consistent standards for monitoring and evaluation of
b) examining with appropriate Officers ways in which contracts of all types can be
better managed on a timely renewal basis to achieve greater value for money;
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c) to examine potential new ways of procuring services including;
ii) market testing;
iii) public/private partnerships or the Private Finance Initiative;
iv) joint working with other public bodies;
d) monitoring and evaluating the performance and value for money of contracts that
have been awarded.
To have overall responsibility for the efficient and effective management of the Council’s
Public Protection Service.
To discharge the Council’s functions in respect of community resilience and be responsible
for advising the Executive in relation to such issues.
To assist the Executive Member for Climate Emergency in the Council’s approach to
climate issues, including energy efficiency and the management of a Carbon Reduction
To act as the primary press spokesman on all matters relating to the Environment and
To take on any other function, responsibility or role which the Leader may deem from time
to time appropriate and to transfer any function, responsibility or role which the Leader
may deem from time to time appropriate.