Membership and portfolios cabinet

Councillor List

Policy portfolio

Councillor Chris Emmas-Williams (Leader of the council)

  • Better services and saving money priority 
  • Make recommendations to the council on budgets and investment programmes
  • Property, land and equipment
  • Corporate governance
  • Democratic engagement
  • Equality
  • Financial, information and legal matters
  • Employee matters including health and safety
  • Communications  and consultation

Housing and public health portfolio

Councillor Matt Allwood

  • More homes priority
  • New home bonus
  • Assessment of all types of housing need within the borough
  • Housing strategy
  • Affordable housing
  • Housing and council tax benefits
  • Empty homes
  • Housing advice, allocation and requests
  • Homeless persons
  • Harassment and unlawful eviction
  • Private sector housing standards including housing in multiple occupation
  • Housing adaptations for people with disabilities
  • Home insulation and fuel poverty 
  • Active and healthier priority
  • Health improvement
  • Communicable disease control
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Skin piercing
  • Food Safety
  • Pollution control and noise (including contaminated land issues)
  • Culture, sport and community leisure
  • Control of animals

Regeneration and community safety portfolio

Councillor Emma Monkman

  • Community safety (chairman of the Community Safety Partnership)
  • Chairman of the Amber Valley Community Safety Partnership
  • Derbyshire Safer Communities Board
  • Police and crime panel member
  • Community cohesion
  • Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
  • Licensing
  • Fly posting, graffiti and abandoned vehicles
  • Emergency and business continuity planning 
  • Market towns that serve the need of local communities priority
  • Physical regeneration and investment schemes
  • Redevelopment proposals
  • Local development framework
  • Town centre master planning
  • Tourism and business developments
  • Neighbourhood planning
  • Development management
  • Partnership working and external funding
  • Conservation in the built environment

Environment portfolio

Councillor John McCabe

  • Clean streets and great parks priority
  • Car parking
  • Markets & fairs
  • Refuse collection & recycling
  • Highway cleaning
  • Winter maintenance
  • Parks, cemeteries & open spaces
  • Trees & nature conservation
  • Neighbourhood wardens
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