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Cabinet Member for Local Environment, Green spaces and Climate Change

Description

·         Increasing recycling rates and overseeing the council’s waste strategy and street cleaning services

·         Ensuring contracts uphold best possible outcomes in effective management of waste and street cleansing.

·         Focus on streetscene improvement, including initiatives around HMOs/flats above shops.

·         Promoting campaigns against environmental crimes (fly-tipping, litter).

·         Leading on parks and use of the borough’s greenspaces.

·         Ensuring management of contracts for parks and open spaces.

·         Encouraging sustainable activity by local community groups in parks and open spaces.

·         Responsibility for allotments and cemeteries

·         Council lead on the Climate emergency

·         Chair of Climate Change Implementation Committee

·         Responsible for building links with residents, businesses and community groups to reduce carbon.

·         Lead member for flood risk

 

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