Portfolio Holder (Cabinet)
each of the portfolio holders, they:
Take responsibility for a range of council services
and functions which are delegated to the Cabinet
Contribute to the development and implementation of
the council's policies, budget, strategies and service delivery and
takes the lead at Cabinet meetings on items within their
Make decisions on specific issues within their
portfolio as permitted in the List of Delegation and the council's
Are accountable to the council’s scrutiny
committees, the council and the local community for the
portfolio holder will also:
Act as spokespeople inside and outside the council
Liaise with relevant council officers
Make sure they have a clear understanding and
knowledge of their portfolio strategically and
Make sure the council has appropriate methods of
consultation and communication in place
Attend scrutiny committees when required.
following are specific areas of responsibility for each portfolio
Worth: Portfolio – Growth and Commercialisation (Deputy
Nick takes a proactive role in
encouraging collaboration between employers, businesses, business
representative groups, and industry experts to explore in more
detail some of the challenges faced by the district’s
Nick works with partners such
as the University of Lincoln to help deliver the Food Enterprise
Zone at Holbeach, as well as landowners
and developers to identify and bring forward deliverable employment
land allocations. He also liaises with existing businesses to
support growth throughout the district.
Nick oversees the ERDF-funded
Grants4Growth project as well as major infrastructure delivery
programmes and funding bids, such as the Housing Infrastructure
Fund and the Local Enterprise Partnership.
Nick also oversees strategic
project delivery, including acquisitions and disposals, and better
use of Council assets, as well as overseeing the preparation of the
Council’s Asset Management Plan and other strategic land and
build asset-related documents.
Coupland: Portfolio – Finance
Peter is responsible for
overseeing the preparation of the Council’s annual budget,
which is the financial representation of the of the Council’s
policies. This includes the revenue and capital budgets that cover
all the costs of the Council – employees, services, buildings
Peter reviews the external
auditor’s reports to ensure that Council services are
compliant. Peter also oversees and monitors actual expenditure and
income against the approved Council budget. Working together with
his Cabinet colleagues, Peter is also responsible for the capital
programme to cover the medium term financial period.
Peter monitors the delivery of
Section 106 agreements, as well as being a Director of PSPS which
he’s responsible for the direction and delivery of company
business. Peter is also a Director of Welland Homes to deliver housing solutions for the
benefit of the company, members and the wider district.
Anthony Casson: Portfolio –
Anthony oversees licensing
which includes alcohol and entertainment, gambling, taxis, animal
welfare, street trading, scrap metal and sexual establishments and
sexual entertainment venues.
Anthony also oversees the
investigation of environmental protection complaints (nuisance, air
quality, general public health and pest control, contaminated land,
private water supplies, dog warden) and reports to Defra and other
statutory bodies when required.
responsibilities are overseeing food safety (inspections of food
premises across the district), health and safety enforcement as
well as overseeing the investigation of workplace accidents and
fatalities and the outbreak of infectious diseases.
Anthony also oversees the
running of the Council’s own environmental health training
and consultancy business (ehc).
Taylor: Portfolio – Communities and Facilities
Gary oversees the
Council’s community safety and enforcement responsibilities
which includes its work around anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping
enforcement, case management, safeguarding and domestic
Gary also oversees the
district’s leisure and cultural offering, which includes the
Council’s own buildings Ayscoughfee Hall, the Castle Sports Centre and
Swimming Pool, and South Holland Centre, plus the Council’s
playing fields and open spaces.
Gary oversees the
Council’s physical activity and health and wellbeing
programme for the district, as well as being a representative on
the Safer Lincolnshire Partnership Overview & Scrutiny Board,
and the East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership.
In addition, Gary oversees
assets (including operational commercial assets, commercial estate
management, building and planned maintenance, land sales and Assets
of Community Value). He also oversees facilities management, such
as caretaking, security and utilities.
Tracey Carter: Portfolio – Governance and
Tracey is responsible for
overseeing that all Member and Officer decisions are taken in
accordance with legislation and with the Council’s
constitution. Tracey also oversees the maintenance of the electoral
register and the successful delivery of Parish, District, County
and Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
Tracey is responsible for
overseeing the monitoring and reporting of Council performance and
the forecasting of future performance, as well as administering the
Council’s Risk and Policy registers and the development of
the Council’s Corporate Plan. Tracey also oversees the
development of Members, making sure they receive training in all
areas to equip and enable them to undertake their roles.
Tracey oversees HR performance,
policies and procedures. Tracey is also responsible for overseeing
the ongoing development of the Council’s ICT solutions and
strategy, as well as requirements around GDPR, cybersecurity and
residents’ digital access to Council services.
Tracey also provides support
around the Council’s communications strategy, as well as
overseeing that legal advice is given to all departments of the
Tracey is also the Member
liaison between PSPS and the Council.
Christine Lawton: Portfolio – Housing and
Christine oversees the service
provision and repairs function of all Council-owned housing.
Christine guides Officers in the delivery of planned programme
maintenance, property upgrades, income collection, housing advice
for residents, allocation and lettings and HHSRS inspections.
Christine also oversees the provision of the homeless in the
district, empty homes in the district and also Houses of Multiple
Christine is responsible for
overseeing the Council’s tenancy and estate management,
caravan and gypsy/traveller sites in the district, the in-house
maintenance team for void and responsive repairs, as well as sewage
treatment works and compliance around gas, asbestos and
Christine oversees the
strategic direction of the Council in terms of housing policy
– range, type and mix of new affordable housing, the HRA
development programme, and the development of Section 106
affordable housing commuted sums.
Christine is also a shareholder
representative for Welland Homes, Vice
Chair of the Housing Health and Care Delivery Group and is the
managing agent for Broadgate Homes.
Gambba-Jones: Portfolio –
Roger oversees the
Council’s environmental service delivery which includes
residential refuse and recycling collections, a resident
‘sign-up and pay for’ garden waste collection service,
grounds maintenance, fly-tipping clearance, and street cleansing.
Roger is also responsible for overseeing the car parking provision
across the district, as well as markets, play areas and public
Roger oversees the planning
policy and planning development management, building control,
conservation and heritage and also protected trees.
Roger is also responsible for
overseeing emergency planning, which includes business continuity,
prevention and resilience, as well as major incidents and
Roger is Planning Committee
Chair, as well as Vice Chair of the Lincolnshire Waste