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Cabinet post details

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Civic Pride


· Leading on efforts to boost trade and the local economy in town centres, supporting small businesses, markets and Business Improvement Districts

· Responsible for effective communication with businesses

· Overseeing the Regulatory Services Partnership

· Leading on trading standards and commercial environmental health

· Working with organisations in the borough’s thriving arts and cultural Communities

· Ensuring all equalities strands (sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity, religion/belief, age, marriage and civil partnerships) are embedded throughout council performance and the impact on these groups of austerity is minimised

· Oversight of the Council’s Equality Strategy and Equality Impact Assessments and drawing up an Equalities Charter

· Supporting the Merton Council staff BAME Forum

· Joint responsibility for Merton’s Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy

· Support and development of the LGBT+ forum

· Support and development of the Faith and Belief Forum

· Overseeing community engagement, including Community Plan, increased participation in local decision making and increasing social capital

· Overseeing the council’s community partnerships, including specific focus on the voluntary sector.

· Promoting and rewarding local action and volunteering

· Leading on the management of grants to community groups and decisions of Grants Committee

· Chair of the Merton Compact Board.

· Overseeing voluntary sector organisations applying to become Refugee Community Sponsors

· Reducing the threat of crime and anti-social behaviour in Merton and working closely with Police and Community Safety partnerships

· Leading on a knife crime strategy for the borough

· Point of contact with Borough Command Unit and Deputy Mayor for Crime and Safety

· Overseeing CCTV operations

· Joint responsibility for Merton’s Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy

· Oversight of the Council’s Preventing Violent Extremism strategy

· Support and development of Merton’s Armed Forces Community Covenant


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