New portfolios for councillors

Following the appointment of Cllr Liz Green as Leader of the Council, there have been some further changes in the positions of responsibility held by other Liberal Democrat councillors.

Councillor Liz Green: Leader of the Council 
Overall strategic direction of the Council
Overall direction of One Kingston programme
Community leadership and community planning
Strategic partnerships including Voluntary, community and statutory partners
Council communications
Constitutional issues and Electoral Services
Human resources and equality
Legal affairs
Economic development and regeneration
Regulatory services
Emergency planning and business continuity
Public health

Councillor Simon James: Sustainability and Sport 
Energy Strategy and carbon reduction
Parks and open spaces strategy
Nature conservation and allotments
Sport, play. Leisure and Olympic Legacy
Strategic Transport
Air Quality
Planning policy
Waste & recycling

Councillor Margaret Thompson: Children’s Health & Wellbeing 
Looked after children
Fostering and adoption
School attendance and youth justice
Early help
Children’s Health

Councillor Dave Ryder-Mills: Schools and Continuing Education 
Partnerships with schools, including Special Schools
Pupil referral units
Special Educational Needs & Disabled Children’s Services
Extended schools and children’s centres
Commissioning for Children’s Services
Youth service
Fairtrade policy
Strategic library policy
Adult education
Youth participation
Arts, culture and museum
International educational and cultural partnerships

Councillor Trevor Heap: Adult Services
Adult care services
Transforming Social Care Programme including integration with health services
Community drug and alcohol team
Adults with learning and physical disabilities
Adult safeguarding
Cemeteries and crematorium
Registration and citizenship

Councillor Rolson Davies: Deputy Leader, Finance and Resources
Council finances and the budget
Capital Programme
Financial Bids
Asset management including contracted out assets such as leisure, theatre, recycling centre
Strategic & Project grants

Councillor Tricia Bamford: Better Homes
Strategic housing
Implementation of Housing Options
Decent Homes Programme
Fuel poverty

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