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Office holders and their special areas of responsibility 2018/19 - Purbeck District Council

Chairman of Council

Councillor Bill Trite

Vice-Chairman of Council

Councillor Wendy Meaden


Councillor Gary Suttle

Deputy: Councillor Barry Quinn

(Opposition shadow Leader: Councillor David Budd)

(Opposition shadow Deputy Leader: Councillor Fred Drane)

Special areas of responsibility:

  • Political leadership
  • Budget and finance
  • Corporate affairs
  • Local Government Association
  • National affairs
  • Communications
  • Local Plan

Resources and Efficiencies Portfolio Holder

Councillor Barry Quinn

(Opposition shadow Resources and Efficiencies Portfolio Holder: Councillor David Budd)

Special areas of responsibility:

  • Human and physical resources
  • Savings initiatives
  • Partnerships
  • Democratic matters
  • Community engagement
  • Community leadership
  • Neighbourhood plans
  • Regional affairs
  • Building control
  • Emergency planning
  • Flooding and landslides
  • Councillor development

Environment Portfolio Holder

Councillor Peter Webb

Deputy: Councillor Graham Brown

(Opposition shadow Environment Portfolio Holder: Councillor Beryl Ezzard)

Special areas of responsibility:

  • Countryside management
  • The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Environmental initiatives
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Tree and forestry regulation
  • Management of open spaces, eg: Upton Woods, Elder Road and Wareham Walls
  • Land drainage
  • Coastal protection
  • Archaeology
  • Waste and recycling
  • Litter collection and street cleansing
  • Public conveniences
  • Pollution control
  • Carbon management
  • Conservation Areas and listed buildings 

Housing Portfolio Holder

Councillor Laura Miller

Deputy: Councillor Hilary Goodinge

(Opposition shadow Housing Portfolio Holder: Councillor Beryl Ezzard)

Special areas of responsibility:

  • Housing
  • Energy efficiency in the home
  • Health

Communities and Involvement Portfolio Holder

Councillor Bill Pipe

Deputy: Councillor Tim Morris

(Opposition shadow Communities and Involvement Portfolio Holder: Councillor Carol Tilling)

Special areas of responsibility:

  • Community safety
  • Vulnerable adults
  • Children and youth
  • Skills
  • Lifelong learning
  • Sport and recreation
  • Noise nuisance

Economy and Infrastructure Portfolio Holder

Councillor Cherry Brooks

Deputy: Councillor Caroline Finch

(Opposition shadow Economy and Infrastructure Portfolio Holder: Councillor Fred Drane)

Special area of responsibility:

  • Economic development
  • Regeneration
  • Superfast broadband
  • Arts and culture
  • Employment
  • Tourism
  • Health and safety work with local businesses
  • Food safety
  • Car parking
  • Transportation
  • Highway matters
  • Renewable energy

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