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Leaders Announcement of Deputy Leader and Cabinet Members


Councillor Hopgood informed Council of Cabinet Members and their headline Portfolios, adding that full details of Cabinet Members and Portfolios would be circulated following the meeting.


Leader of the Council


Cllr Amanda Hopgood

? Overall co-ordination of policy

? Council strategy

? Performance framework and monitoring

? County Durham Partnership

? External Partnerships

? Communications

? Legal and Democratic Services+



Deputy Leader and Finance


Cllr Richard Bell


? Finance

? Legal and Democratic Services+

? Risk Management

? Human Resources

? Transformation

? Member Development



Adult and Health Services


Cllr Paul Sexton


? Adult Social Care Services

? Adult Safeguarding

? Adult Social Care Commissioning

? Health and Wellbeing (Chair of HWB)

? Public Health

? Veterans champion

? Mental Health champion



Children and Young People’s Services


Cllr Ted Henderson

? Education 0-19

? Specialist and Safeguarding Children’s         Services

? Youth Services, including

? Youth Offending Services

? Children’s Centres

? Young carers
? Adult learning

? Health and wellbeing board member



Digital and Customer Services


Cllr Susan McDonnell


? Customer Services

? ICT and Digital connectivity
? Procurement



Economy and Partnerships


Cllr Elizabeth Scott


? Economic Development

? Area Action Partnerships

? Town Centres

? Regeneration

? Leisure services

? Skills agenda

? Spatial Planning / County Durham Plan

? Strategic Transport / Local Transport Plan

? Development Control and Planning

? Tourism and Culture

? Libraries

? Archives


Neighbourhoods and Climate Change


Cllr Mark Wilkes


? Relationships with Town and Parish Councils

? Community Development

? Community Facilities

? Neighbourhood Streetscene

? Climate change

? Climate change champion: tbc

? Environment Policy, including sustainability

? Environment, Health and Consumer Protection

? Waste Management

? Direct Services

? Bereavement services


Equality and Inclusion


Cllr Alan Shield


? Carers

? Homelessness

? Fuel poverty

? Equality and Diversity

? Humanitarian Support Partnership

? Welfare reform and impact

? Welfare rights

? Gypsy, Roma, Traveller Service


Resources, Investment and Assets


Cllr James Rowlandson



? Housing strategy

? Private sector housing issues

? Links with Housing providers

? Assets (land and property)

? Parks

? Allotments

? Sport and Leisure

? Strategic Employment Sites

? Funded projects / external investment


Rural Communities and Highways


Cllr John Shuttleworth

? Rural communities

? Highways

? Emergency Planning

? Community Safety



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